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Be Kind to Animals Week Contest

Article by
Emily McCullor

Sunday, Mar 1

“Be Kind to Animals Week” is May 3-9, 2020, and almost here! Help us celebrate by entering our poster, poetry, and photography contests. The contest provides a fun way for kids to express creativity and spread the word about being kind to animals. Winning artists will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 3rd, at the Erie Humane Society.

This year’s theme is:  

Creating a Better World Through Kindness to Animals!

Entry Guidelines

Poster Contest (K – Grade 6)

Any medium can be used: paints, markers, crayons, or mixed media – use your imagination! Entries will be judged on how well the poster illustrates the theme. Winning posters will be selected in the following categories: Kindergarten, Grade 1 & 2, Grade 3 & 4, and Grade 5 & 6. Poster size must be at least 11” x 17”.

Poetry Contest (K – Grade 12)

Use your creative ability to compose an original poem about spreading kindness and helping animals, using this year’s theme. All forms welcome!

Photography Contest (K – Grade 12)

Capture a photo of an animal in your life!

Guidelines for photography:

  • Print information on the back of the photo with a permanent felt tip pen.          
  • Digital photos should be printed on photo paper.
  • Photos must be at least 4” x 6”.
  • Photos may include domestic animals or wildlife.
  • Photos must be taken by student and promote kindness to animals.

Entry Information

  • Deadline for all entries is March 27th, 2020.
  • The following information must be included on the back of each entry:  child’s name, home address, home phone, & parent’s name(s)/email.
  • Child will be notified by mail if their entry wins.
  • Entries should be completed by individual children. Group entries cannot be accepted.
  • All submissions not labeled “WILL PICK UP” on the back of entry will become the property of the Erie Humane Society and cannot be returned.
  • We are asking for a $5.00 donation with each entry to benefit our shelter pets. Cash, check, or credit card are accepted.

Entries can be dropped off, mailed, or e-mailed to:

Erie Humane Society

2407 Zimmerly Rd

Erie, PA 16506



For questions contact Brooke at Brooke@eriehumanesociety.org or call 814-835-8331.

Download Contest Flyer:

Kids Can Save Animals March 2020 Page 001