Kalven is 30 years old this year

Steve's Cat: Millie Mayhem

Happy 30th Birthday to Kalven!

Kalven began making cat scratchers in 1988, a whopping 30 years ago!
To celebrate we are giving our website a brand new look.

To help with our new look we are holding a competition, and we would love it if you and your gorgeous feline friends join in.

We want to show the world how much your cats love using their scratchers. So we would like you to send us pictures of your cats on their Kalven cat scratcher.

To enter the "Cats on Kalvens Competition" all you need to do is:

Send and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

  • your full name,
  • postal address,
  • telephone number,
  • email address,
  • approximate age and model of scratcher,
  • age and breed of cat or cats,
  • attach at least one photograph of your cat on their Kalven cat scratcher.
  • before the competition closes on Friday March 30th, 2018.


First prize:
The best selling T26B Twin Bed Pagoda Barrel cat scratcher


* Colour will be different to the one shown

Second prize:
The new design T14B24 Bobbin Bed model cat scratcher

Bobbin Cat Bed

* Colour will be different to the one shown

Runners up:
 5 runners up will receive a discount voucher which will entitle them to 20% off their next Kalven purchase. 

You can enter as many times with as many photographs as you like before the closing date.

All entries will be bound by the competition rules which are detailed below.


Rules of the competition

  1. The subject of the competition is cats on Kalven scratchers. Entries must contain at least one cat on a Kalven cat scratching post or bed. Photographs of different brands of cat scratcher, or photographs where other brands of cat scratcher can be seen in the background are not eligible. Photographs must be in a digital format and hard copies are not eligible.
  2. There is no maximum limit on the amount of pictures any one person can enter into the competition.
  3. Images may be digitally enhanced, but not manipulated. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc, but not manipulate the content. Kalven and the judges reserve the right to exclude any image they believe may have been excessively treated so as to alter its authenticity.
  4. The competition is open to all residents of the UK. Winners of the first or second prize that live in the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Eire, the Scottish Offshore Islands, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Wight will have to pay towards the postage of the prize
  5. Employees of Kalven and their immediate family are not eligible to enter this competition. (Take note Tim!).
  6. All entries must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday March 30th, 2018 and must include the entrants name, postal address, telephone number, email address, cat age and breed, and details of the cat scratcher purchase (model and approximate date). All entries received after this date will not be counted but their photographs may still be used.
  7. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people and cats featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 16 are featured.
  8. Entrants will not retain copyright of the photographs that they submit. By entering the competition all entrants transfer full copyright and permission to publish and exhibit the photographs in print, on their website or in any other media, to Kalven. No fees will be payable for such uses other than the prizes awarded.
  9. The first place prize will be a model T26B cat scratcher from Kalven. The second place prize will be a Model T14B24 cat scratcher from Kalven. We will also be offering 5 runners up prizes of 20% off your next Kalven purchase. The prizes are as stated and there is no cash alternative.
  10. Entries will be judged by the Kalven team and a well respected GCCF judge. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. By entering, entrants are agreeing to be bound by these rules. Kalven reserve the right to exclude entries if they believe the entrant has breached these rules.
  12. Kalven reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  13. If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made; Kalven reserves the right to either offer the prize to a runner up, or to re-offer the prize in any future competition. 
  14. These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales. This competition is administered by Kalven.





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