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.
Our 2016 contest is now closed
Our judges are hard at work reading the entries for the 2016 contest.
We will announce the winners on or before Monday, June 6th 2016.
Prizes up to a total of $5900*
will be awarded to high school students whose entries best promote the humane treatment of
||First Prize (Video by 16-18 year old)
||Second Prize (Video by 16-18 year old)
||Third Prize (Video by 16-18 year old)
||First Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old)
||Second Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old)
||Third Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old)
||First Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old)
||Second Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old)
||Third Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old)
|Prizes will also be awarded for submissions demonstrating outstanding active involvement by 15-16 year olds.|
||First Prize (Personal Involvement Project by 15-16 year old)
||Second Prize (Personal Involvement Project by 15-16 year old)
||Third Prize (Personal Involvement Project by 15-16 year old)
*We reserve the right to adjust the number of prizes and the amounts of the prizes based on the entries received.
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.)
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail to any other address will not necessarily receive a response.