Update - Contest Over
Well, the contest has come to a close and the winners announced. Though we had some fantastic support from some people here, a top finishing spot eluded us and Big Cat Rescue was able to place 15th overall.
I would like to thank each and every person that helped during the contest, specifically the people below who featured the contest in their journals - I encourage you to check them out. Though we weren't able to secure a top finish, we did manage to secure $25,000 for the abused and abandoned cats at Big Cat Rescue, which is a fantastic amount of money. Thank you very much.
Update - THIS IS IT!
Alright folks. Big Cat Rescue has made it to the final round of voting and it is up to YOU to help them win $1 million! YOU can be a hero to big cats with just a few minutes of your time. There is little time left so PLEASE vote and SPREAD THE WORD in your journals!
***Note***: If you want the coding for the journal so you can copy and paste it into your own (making things much faster and retaining all the links) visit one of the following links to download a txt file:
You may have to play around with it to get the formatting to match your journal, but it should be super quick!
The WONDERFUL people who have added this to their journals:
I'm postponing advertising my print sale (though it is still going on) to promote the hell out of something that is MUCH more important and it involves YOU!
Have you ever had the opportunity to give $1 million to big cats? Well, this new year, you can help give up to $1 million to big cats and big cat conservation. It will only take a couple minutes to help and you win some fantastic prizes doing it! Read below for details!
About the Contest
A couple of months back you folks helped tremendously in raising up to $10,000 for snow leopard conservation through the Snow Leopard Trusts eNews campaign; it showed just what the average person can do in helping to raise money for a good cause. However, we now have an opportunity to raise 100 times that amount for big cats with a contest that is just as easy!
Chase Community Giving is currently holding a contest on Facebook which is giving small charities an opportunity to win big through online voting. Thanks to your help, an organization involved in saving big cats from a life of neglect now has the opportunity to win $1 million! However, we need to act fast... the contest ends on January 22nd!
Who Does this Contest Benefit?
There are many charities out there, but there are a couple out there that do some great work for big cats and for conservation that I hope you will help. They could really use it!
The primary focus for this contest is an animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue. This fantastic organization helps rescue abused, neglected or unwanted exotic animals like tigers, lions, cougars and many other cats, big and small, and gives them a happy home. They also work to promote conservation of big cats in the wild and are a member of the International Tiger Coalition. Big Cat Rescue was actively involved in collecting signatures calling for an end for tiger trade in China and half of all proceeds from this contest will go to the ITC. What a great way to help both captive and wild cats!
How do I help?
Its super easy and super fast!
- First, visit this cause that I have set up!, which will lead you to Facebook. Log-in to your Facebook if you have one and if you dont, follow the quick sign-up procedure.
- At the cause, Help Win $1 Million for Big Cats! join the cause.
- Go to the About section to find out the procedure for voting, which is extremely simple. All you have to do is follow the link to Chase Community Giving and find Big Cat Rescue, Corp (you can also go to the direct link here: [link].
- After that, allow the Chase Community Giving application,become a fan and register your vote! You'll get confirmation after you have done it.
The whole process can take less than 5 minutes, which is a small price to pay for helping give up to $1 million to big cats.
How Do I Enter the Contest and What Can I Win?
To enter the contest and be eligible for prizes, all you have to do is become a member of Help Win $1 Million for Big Cats! at this cause that I have set up!. Recruit your friends to the cause and encourage them to vote because the people with the most recruits will win some great prizes including:
- 1st: $100 shopping spree at BigCatRescue.biz
- 2nd: $50 shopping spree at BigCatRescue.biz
- 3rd: $25 shopping spree at BigCatRescue.biz
There are other prizes as well, including:
- *a $50 snow leopard shopping spree at SnowLeopard.org
- **5 - 8x11 prints from the gallery at HeWhoWalksWithTigers . DeviantArt.com
*The person with the most recruits relative to their total number of Facebook friends (minimum of 100) will receive a $50 shopping spree at SnowLeopard.org! This is to reward those who are most effective at getting their friends involved.
**5 - 8x11 prints from HeWhoWalksWithTigers . DeviantArt.com will be given by draw to 5 random members of the cause at VoteTigers.org.
Who knows, there may be some other prizes for those who put in that extra bit of effort for the cats!
How Long Does the Contest Last?
The voting ends on January 22nd to determine the $1 million winner. We need your help to get $1 million for the cats!
Im Awesome, How Can I Help Even MORE?!
This money will go to big cats only if the people that care about them help! That is why I encourage YOU to advertise this in your journal too! There are some amazing people who are already taking the lead and are helping out as well...great or small, no matter what your following here on DeviantArt or on other art sites, any promotion will help.
You have the potential to make a HUGE difference for big cats and such opportunities do not come around very often. With just a few minutes of your time, you can help to make a difference not only in the lives of big cats who have been given a second chance at a healthy and dignified life, but also to their conservation in the wild. Please take the time to help give this tremendous gift.
When we come together, we can truly make a difference.