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A Voice for Animals Contest

The contest is supported by a partnership between the Animal Welfare Institute and the Humane Education Network with additional support from the Palo Alto Humane Society.

Each January, the Humane Education Network holds its annual A Voice for Animals contest for high school students.

 

Congratulations to our 2016 contest winners!

H.E.N. does not condone any form of animal suffering. We strive to discover solutions to mitigate animal suffering. Small steps are often necessary to achieve the ideal goal of ending pain and distress altogether.

First Prize (Video by 16-18 year old) Aleia Free "Don't Buy An Easter Bunny This Year"
Second Prize (Video by 16-18 year old) Noemi Tirado Ecowlity
Third Prize (Video by 16-18 year old) Lionell Wright Castles for 'Coons
Active Involvement Prize (Video by 16-18 year old) Emilia Kosonen Animal Agriculture and Education
Honorable Mention (Video by 16-18 year old) Lindsay Alfermann The Franklin County Humane Society: Saving Lives One Animal at a Time
First Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old) Kassidy Manning Animals Have Feelings Too
Second Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old) Matthew Carbonaro Cape Cod Doxie Day
Third Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old) Jake McGarey People Food is Not Pet Food
Active Involvement First Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old) Brynnan Grimes End Cat Dissection in the Schools
Active Involvement Second Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old) Sofia Annunziata NYC Teens for Animals
Active Involvement Second Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old) Kayla Kezema Cat Rescue
Honorable Mention (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old) Victoria Oldson Effects of Differing Traits in Dogs on Perceived Adoptability in Hamilton County
First Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old) Abigail Ulsamer The Search for the Ghost Bird
Second Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old) Grace Sampson Propelling to Extinction: The Truth behind Recreational Boating
Third Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old) Cassandra Parker Never Neglect
Honorable Mention (Essay by 14-15 year old) Joseph Chu Deforestation: Destroyer of Habitats
Honorable Mention (Essay by 14-15 year old) Sarah Katz Polar Bears vs. Global Warming
Honorable Mention (Essay by 14-15 year old) Justice Morgan The Factory Farm: A House of Horrors

Previous winners

Select a winning essay and click the Read Essay button. The essay will open as a PDF file in another window.
(Essays shown in gray are not currently available online.)

Contest FAQ


No. This is an contest with a set of rules and cash prizes. We advertise the contest on scholarship web sites to reach the largest number of eligible high school students.

The dates are usually announced on our web site mid-December after the judges have finalized the rules. The contest usually opens for entries in January and closes in March with results being announced in May.

The rules and requirements for each contest may vary from year to year. The rules for the 2017 contest will appear on this page when the contest dates are announced in December.

Entries are accepted only between the contest opening and closing dates. The online form for submitting entries does not appear on this page until the contest opens.

Your entry must be submitted online using a form which appears on this page only while the contest is open for entries. Entries sent to us in any other way (e.g. e-mail or via the postal service) will simply be discarded.

Questions about the A Voice for Animals contest may be sent to contest@hennet.org. E-mail to any other address will not necessarily receive a response.