Cat with Blue Fur Contest Rule 6: Story must have a character named the "Cat with Blue Fur" in it that is, in fact, a cat with blue fur...initially... or would at least appear to be... Your stories do not necessarily have to be be "about" the Cat with Blue Fur; he and his friends could just be tangential players in a different story. For example, the real characters of your story could just crash land at the farm where the Cat with Blue Fur lives, and have relatively brief interactions with him.
The contest submission in the lead for first place in the science fiction section, "The Last Stand", is a blatant rules-breaker. There's a woman named Catherine who works a blue docking door in a space station, and her job title is an acronym for fur. That's it. Catherine at no point even appears to be a cat. That doesn't even come close to what the rules state.
I worked very hard on my submission, and I'd rather not lose to someone who didn't obey the rules of the contest and gets to walk off as the winner. I'm sure that other people who worked very hard on their own stories and took time to follow the rules feel the same way.
I'm very surprised that this story was even allowed to be voted on.