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APPA Launches National Children's Pet Poetry Contest
 

APPA is launching a national children's pet poetry contest to engage the nation's youth in the joy and excitement of pet ownership.

Contest Details:
  • Third grade students from around the nation are invited to write a unique poem about their pets, what they love about them and the joys they bring, and then post it online between March 1st and May 15th to qualify for scholarship dollars and other prizes.
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  • Creativity is welcome as APPA is open to any pet-related poem topic or theme. Students can choose to write about their own pets, how much they love their pets, specific joys the pets bring them, why they have a pet, how the pet likes to play, how a pet has changed their lives, or even about a relationship with a relative’s/friend’s pet, etc.
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  • Poems should not exceed 100 words.
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  • The top five poems will be published in an issue of a major pet consumer publication. Please note that each winner’s parent or legal guardian must agree to the use of the winner’s name, picture and the publication of the winning entry.
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  • Each winner will receive a gift basket filled with a variety of fun, interactive and exciting pet products.
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  • Five winning poems will be selected nationally, and those student’s classrooms will receive a $1,000 scholarship (each) to spend on pet-related education such as a field trip for their class to an area animal shelter, zoo or other pet-related venue, books, or pets in the classroom.
Judging:
A panel of judges will select the top five most creative, well-written, inspiring and/or compelling pet poems.  All decisions are in the judges’ complete discretion, and are not subject to review.
 
There will be five grand prize winners whose classrooms will each receive the $1,000 scholarship for pet related education. 
Deadline for Submissions is May 15, 2009 at 5:00pm EST; Winners will be notified by June 1, 2009.
 
Click here to submit a poem. 
 

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