I remember taking a little look at this project a little while ago.
It's not that it's not good, it's just nothing special, there are lots of games like this. But with yours i cannot see something that seperate a it from the others. The name doesn't stand out. If you want people to look at it name it something comical that will grab the attention like 'domination kitties' or something stupid lie that <img src="smileys/smiley1.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
From what I remember as well the game was a little slow...
I'll have a look at it again tomorrow, I'm I my iPhone right now so I can't look at it. But don't be disheartened its your first game. I suggest reading the thread about the do's and dont's in game design. Look did the thread In the general Gand design forum or just google it.
Also please do nog take my feedback to offense. You asked why. I'm just giving my opinion, that's all if us, my opinion.
Anyways good luck!!! Hope your entering the competition?