Six local feline enthusiasts are competing to win the St. Louis Cat Video Contest, hoping their one-minute cat short will win social media votes and the approval of museum staff to eventually play at the start of each night of the two-night festival, July 18 and 19.
"Everyone has a favorite cat video, it doesn't matter if you're a dog lover or a cat lover," Brie Alley, the assistant director of development at the museum, tells Daily RFT.
So far, the real competition is between local Internet provocateur Chris Ward's "Cricket Rings a Bell for Treats" and the delightfully absurd video "Back to School" from comedian Brandon Judd. Both videos have far more shares or likes than their competition, but that could change.
The Contemporary Art Museum is announcing the winner Wednesday, so there's still time to vote. Want to help your favorite video win? Like or share the video on Facebook, say museum officials.
Here are the challengers, embedded from Facebook so you can vote for your fav.@StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.