Entry and Registration Forms HowTo & Entry FAQ

INTRO

The "It's Not Easy Being Blue" Photo Contest is hosted on CFA’s Virtual Cat Competition (VCC) platform. You will need to register for an account on the platform before entering a show, but doing this is easy, free, and only needs to be done once. After registering, you can enter any other show hosted on the platform without having to re-enter your contact information. 

HOW TO ENTER THE IT'S NOT EASY BEING BLUE PHOTO CONTEST

Below is a step-by-step guide for new exhibitors entering a Virtual Cat Competition (VCC) event for the first time.   



Enter the URL https://vcc.cfa.org in your browser on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Scroll down or click the tab where it says “Current CFA Virtual Cat Competitions” and click on the show you want to enter.

 

 

   

If this is your first time you will need to REGISTER to use the VCC platform before adding entries.  If you have already REGISTERED, LOGIN to view or begin adding your entries.

In the top menu, hit REGISTER. Fill in the form with the following information:

  • Username
  • Email
  • Password
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • And answer the following questions
    • Do you exhibit your cats at in-person cat shows?
    • Are you a breeder?
    • Would you like to receive more information about cats and CFA?

Once you have completed the form, confirm you are NOT a Robot and then select the black REGISTER Button.

 

 

Note: Since some events are offering prizes, it is important that you enter your complete mailing address so that the event committee can get those to you.

Enter your username (your email address) and the password from your registration and select the black LOGIN button to login to the platform.

Note:  You can edit your profile and update your picture or any details or logout located at the TOP right on the page.

 

To enter your cat for the competition, select ENTER. Directions are on the left side
of the page, along with a list of competition classes and entry fees. Enter your cat’s
information:

  • What class would you like to enter your cat in?
  • Cat’s Name (You may use titles, but please be consistent if entering multiple shows so that we can properly score your cat)
  • Cat’s Age in Photo (See note below)
  • Cat’s Color
  • Cat’s Gender
  • Breed
  • Is your cat registered? (Note that your cat does NOT HAVE to be registered; we simply want to know whether or not it is, and if so, where.)
  • How would you like to pay? Credit Card (Below), PayPal or Venmo
  • If paying by Credit Card input your Credit Card Details
  • Upload your main photo plus any additional photos you would like to submit (limit for the show is three pictures per class. Sorry, no videos).

Once you have completed the form, check the box that says “I agree to the Terms
and Conditions” and then hit the black ENTER button.

 

COMPETITION ENTRY FORM FAQ 

 The cost is for entries is $10 each,  If you enter 3, you will get your 4th entry FREE!    Note:  Every VCC sets its own fees and requirements so they will differ from one event to the next. Refer to the VCC home page, Facebook Announcements or flyers (if available) for more details.

 You might be using photos taken on different dates. Try to use photos all from the same general time frame. The age that you enter should be the cat’s age in the photo as best as you can approximate. Some classes are age dependent, so you should use photos for that class only if they were taken when the cat was the age required by the class. For example, if the competition is for cats over 7 years old, you should only use a photo of the cat taken when the cat is over 7 years old.

The main options are PayPal and Credit Card, though some clubs and competitions include other types of options for payment including check or Venmo.   The types of payments they accept are at the club’s discretion.

If you are using PayPal as your form of payment, please note that you will NOT be automatically be taken to the PayPal site after entering. You will need to either use a link or send your payments to the address provided in the instructions.  

Your cat’s photos will not display in the Gallery until the entry clerk verifies receipt of payment. So please send your PayPal payment as soon as possible after entering.

If you selected PayPal, your photos won’t be eligible for judging until the entry clerk verifies receipt of payment. So please pay with PayPal as soon as possible, sending your payment to the address shown on the entry form. You can expedite the process by emailing the entry clerk a copy of your PayPal receipt.

Absolutely, you can use photos of the same in cat in all classes.  The only requirement is that your cat or kitten photos have to be age appropriate for the class.