Paws and Play: The Media Factory’s pet video contest

Thank you to all who submitted their pet videos! We enjoyed watching your funny, interesting and heartwarming animals.


Paws and Play: The Media Factory’s Pet Video Contest

The Media Factory is excited to introduce “Paws and Play” our first ever Pet Video contest in partnership with the Humane Society of Chittenden County!


Is your pet the cutest or silliest around, a star that deserves to be seen? In August, 2023, The Media Factory invited you to submit your best pet video. Our guest judges, the pet lovers at the Humane Society, have awarded overall Best in Show. The 2023 Paws and Play: The Media Factory’s Pet Video Contest winner is announced below.



In partnership with the Humane Society of Chittenden County

Humane Society of Chittenden County logo of a hand and paw meeting
Award for best in show with a black cat, brown dog and a hedgehog surrounded by fanfare

See all entries below


  • Pippin

    Human - Grace Heltz

  • Eloise

    Human - Patrick Heltz
  • Mr. Weegional (cat), Tony Blue (cat) and Jack (dog)

    Human - Aili Olson
  • Chanticleer

    Human - Thaddeus Kusiak

  • Bingley

    Human - Matt Goudey
  • Blaze Wagner

    Human - Robin Wagner

  • Doodle

    Human - Robin Wagner

  • Kugel Guberman

    Human - Janna Banks

  • Stevie

    Humans - Jackie Heltz and Sarah O'Hare

  • Precious Roy and Sasquatch

    Human - Athena Kafantaris

  • The Plecster

    Human - Ross Ransom


More ways to watch:

All the videos are currently available on the Media Factory Youtube page @btvmediafactory


Or you can watch on your favorite OTT & mobile apps. Download the Media Factory app here: RokuApple TV & Amazon FireTV
iOS & Android Mobile 


The entries will also be airing in a special presentation on the Media Factory Create channel on Comcast 1074 and Burlington Telecom 15 & 215 (HD). Premiering September 8th at 5:30pm. See full schedule listing


Want to watch all of these videos as part of a playlist? You can do so right here:




Interested in participating?

Check back summer of 2024 for announcements regarding the next pet video contest.


See the contest details for 2023 below (details subject to change for future contests)


  • The maximum length of each video will be two minutes
  • Only one video submission per animal is allowed
  • Pet’s human owner needs to sign off on permission for distribution and promotion of video
  • Copyrighted video or audio should not be in the video
  • Submitter/Pet Owner lives, works or is a student in the Media Factory service area


Best in Show will be awarded 

  • a Media Factory Beanie
  • a $25 gift card to Pet Food Warehouse
  • And a certificate to hang by your pet's favorite nap spot.

 So, get your camera’s rolling and let’s see what your animal’s got!