As a dog owner, I can't say I'm hugely excited by this competition – but I've heard some people like cats, so here I am.

Minecraft is looking for its next cat superstar, and it could be your very own pet. According to Mojang's blog post, entrants need to take a picture of their photographic feline and share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #Minecraftcatcontest. The post has to be publicly viewable, and submissions have to be made by November 12th. So don't sleep on this one – make sure those cat snaps are up soon.

The winning cat will be chosen by Minecraft's community team, although the selection criteria remains mysterious. Is it the fluffiest? The roundest? No – probably the squarest.

Naturally, many people have already started to submit photos of their cats (as if the internet didn't have enough already). If you're having your lunch break, you can do worse than having a quick scroll through the hashtag – there are plenty of cute furballs there, even if I do say so myself. Some people are taking the competition a little more seriously than others. The last one is a particular stand-out for me. Seems legit.

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Jan Puzak
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Venus the two faced cat should be added.#Minecraftcatcontest

4:08 PM – Oct 14, 2018
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Spooky time 💀
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Look at this wonderful boi #Minecraftcatcontest

9:42 PM – Oct 13, 2018
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Rezuru
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my cat is a little weird looking but please put her in, it would be epic #Minecraftcatcontest

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