A Voice for Animals Contest

Students, the 29th annual A Voice for Animals Contest is underway! The contest provides you with an opportunity to raise awareness about an animal welfare issue you care deeply about and to offer solutions—maybe even showcase what you are doing now to help make animal lives better.

The contest—sponsored by AWI and the Humane Education Network, with additional support from the Palo Alto Humane Society, is for young people between the ages of 14 and 18. Multiple cash prizes are awarded for essays, photo essays, or videos that explore strategies to mitigate animal suffering and protect species. Entries—which in the past have discussed issues relating to the lives of companion animals, farm animals, endangered species, captive marine mammals, and more—are judged on presentation, originality, and effectiveness of solutions to serious problems.

Among last year’s winners: an essay on providing tender care for rhino calves orphaned by poaching in South Africa, a photo essay that promotes greater acceptance and adoption of India’s “pariah” dogs, an essay on the myriad human-caused threats to whale sharks, and a video about the challenges overcome in rescuing and fostering cats in the United States.

,p>So what animal welfare issue do you really want to tell the world about? Now’s your chance! Submit your essay, photo essay, or video by April 30, 2019. Winners will be announced on June 22. Please visit www.hennet.org for details on the contest and instructions on how to enter. Good luck!