Funny Pet Contest

Show us your best and funniest pet video

Contest Brief

Overview

  • Is your cat a natural born comedian ?
  • Can your hamster ride a miniature skateboard ?
  • Does your dog dance on 2 legs when nobody is watching ?
Then maybe it's time to put them on stage. This contest is all about showing the world what your lazy, crazy pets can really do.

Mission

  • Your mission is to create a cute, funny video that will showcase your pet's talent. This can be an existing video or something new that you created just for this contest.
  • If you need ideas and inspiration, watch some funny pet videos on YouTube or check out the other entries on Bizzler.
  • Make your video entertaining, funny, creative and awesome. Then, submit the entry to Bizzler where it will be posted for viewing  and voting.
  • You can promote your masterpiece by telling your friends and family about it with a quick text or email, or using social sites like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Make sure that you tell everyone you know to go to www.Bizzler.com and vote for your entry. These votes are critical to winning the contest and getting your entry selected for conversion into an ad.
  • And remember, the sooner you submit your entry, the more time you will have to collect votes !

Important Dates

  • Entry Deadline - May 31, 2017 (8:00 am)
  • Voting Deadline - June 30, 2017 (5:00 pm)
  • Award Ceremony - July 15, 2017 (1:00 pm)

(Time Zone = Pacific Standard Time)

Awards

Grand Prize (1st place)
  • $300 gift card for pet supplies (or other products) at Amazon.com
  • $300 in cash donated to an animal related charity of your choice
  • Physical trophy with your pet's name, placing and likeness
  • Your name, entry and placing will be showcased on the Bizzler website
Additional Prizes (2nd - 5th place)
  • Physical trophy with your pet's name, placing and likeness
  • Your name, entry and placing will be showcased on the Bizzler website
 Cash Payment (Available to all contestants)
  • You will receive a payment ranging from $100 to $1000 for the rights to your entry if your entry is selected for conversion into a finished ad.

Contest Rules

  • No purchase or entry fee is required.
  • You must be registered as a member of the Bizzler community in order to enter the contest.
  • Membership is FREE (with no strings attached) and is open to anyone residing in the USA (in areas not prohibited by law) and at least 18 years old or 14 -17 years old with permission from their parent or guardian.
  • You can submit up to 5 entries in this contest. By submitting your entry, you grant Bizzler the right to modify and display your entry, during and after the contest.
  • All incoming entries are reviewed by Bizzler and normally posted within 24 hours after receipt.
  • If your entry is not posted, you will receive an email describing what is needed for it to be accepted and posted.
  • Members can vote once for any entry.
  • At the end of the contest, winners are picked based on who received the most votes.
  • You do not loose the rights to your entry by winning the contest.
  • All contest entries will be considered for conversion into finished ads. The selections are based primarily on popularity (vote count) and potential for successfully promoting the sponsor's products or services.
  • If one or more of your entries is selected for an ad, Bizzler will contact you with an offer to purchase the ownership rights. The purchase price and other contractual details will be determined based on several factors, including; content quality, advertising effectiveness, cost of conversion and projected advertising revenue. The purchase offer for each selected entry will include a cash payment ranging from $100 to $1000. You are obligated to accept a purchase offer of $1000, you are not obligated to accept a purchase offer that is less than $1000.
  • It's possible for you to win a prize and receive a purchase offer for the rights to your entry.
  • Be sure to get a signed "Release" that gives you authorization to use identifiable people or private property (e.g. store front with sign) that appears in your video. You'll need to provide this documentation to Bizzler when selling the rights to your entry. You can get the appropriate forms (in PDF format) by sending a request via email to Bizzler at support@bizzler.com.
  • This contest is open to anyone that is a member of the Bizzler community, including Bizzler associates. In the event that a Bizzler associate wins a prize based on votes, a duplicate of that prize will be awarded to the contestant with the highest vote count that is not a Bizzler associate. A list of winners will be published on the Bizzler website after the award ceremony.
  • This contest is operated by HMS Web Services, located at 1000 Town Center Dr. Suite 300, Oxnard, CA 93036.
  • The total value of all contest prizes is estimated at $1,000. This includes; gift cards, donations and physical trophies.

TIPS

  • MOST IMPORTANT - Film all video in Landscape so the content will fill the entire video screen when viewed on Bizzler. If you film in Portrait, your content will appear as a small vertical screen in the middle of a large Landscape screen.
  • Ideally, your video should be less than 3 minutes long.
  • Your video should be pure entertainment, don't worry about creating a complete advertisement. Bizzler will match selected videos with specific products or services and make the necessary modifications to create finished ads.
  • If you have some ideas on how your entry can be used for an ad, send them to Bizzler via email to support@bizzler.com. Your inputs may help in getting your entry selected for conversion and increasing the purchase offer price.
  • Use good lighting and minimize shadows.
  • Make sure all key sounds are clearly heard and eliminate unnecessary background noise.
  • Dogs and cats are the most common movie stars, but any animal can be used in your video.
  • Be careful, make sure that no humans or animals get hurt while preparing or filming your video !

File Formats

For best results, use the following guidelines when creating your files;
Video Files
  • Formats - asf asx avi divx dv dvx m4v mov mp4 mpeg mpg qt wmv 3g2 3gp 3ivx 3vx
  • Aspect Ratio - 16:9
  • Standard Resolution - 240, 380 or 480 dpi
  • HD Resolution - 720 or 1080 dpi
  • Film Rate - 24 fps (min)
  • File Size - 1GB (max)
  • Length - 5 min (max)
Graphic Files
  • Formats - jpg png gif
  • Aspect Ratios:
    • About Me photo - 4:3
    • Video Thumbnails - 16:9
  • Resolution - 300 dpi (min)
  • File Size - 10MB (max)
GOOD LUCK !!!