APPA Kicks Off Annual Children's Dog and Cat Poetry Contest

This year, more children are eligible to win up to $1000 for poems about their cats, dogs and other pets.

Posted: September 7, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT

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Students from grades three through eight can now participate in the annual Pets Add Life dog and cat poetry contest.
The American Pet Products Association has started accepting entries for its 4th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest.

The dog and cat poetry contest has expanded for 2011. Instead being available only for students in grades three through five, students in grades three through eight are now eligible to submit poems to the APPA highlighting what they love about their cats and dogs. The association will select one winner from each grade, and each winner will receive a $250 gift certificate and a $1,000 scholarship for his or her classroom to spend on pet-related education.

“This is a great opportunity to get and keep kids excited about pets in a fun and educational way,” APPA president Bob Vetere said.

Students can submit their essays through the website Petsaddlife.org or via mail at Pets Add Life, 661 Sierra Rose Dr., Reno, NV 89511. Teachers can also incorporate the contest into their lesson plans and submit one entry on behalf of each of their classrooms. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2012, at 5 p.m. EST.
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Vickie    Clio, MI

9/13/2011 7:52:59 AM

Not only is this a good way to encourage children to express themselves through writing, but also a great way to address kindness to animals. Great Idea :o)

Pat    Omaha, NE

9/12/2011 5:03:33 AM

Aaah, how cute!

aa    hollister, CA

9/8/2011 11:20:08 PM

:)

Marie Elizabeth    Oahu, HI

9/8/2011 8:37:51 PM

Great

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