Calling all pet-loving junior poets! Want to tell the world about how wag-worthy your animals are? Sharpen those pencils and get ready to compete for great prizes in the national 6th Annual Pets Add Life Children's Poetry Contest!
Sophie and Paula (the one with the big ears).
photo: Susanne Boesche
If you're a student in grades 3 - 8 and enjoy creative writing, the people at Pets Add Life want to hear from you! Amazing animals of all kinds -- dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, hedgehogs, birds, goats, guinea pigs, even leapin' lizards! -- make us smile just by being themselves. In an original poem of 100 words or less, describe how the pets in your life bring joy and laughter, and you could score prizes for yourself and your classroom!
One student from each grade level will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products and a by-line in a nationally circulated publication or online outlet. In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each win a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet-related education or to support a classroom pet. Hint: get inspired by last year's contest winners, pictured with their pets and prize winning poems HERE!
(Psssst, teachers! You are welcome to incorporate this national contest into your lesson plans for grades 3-8 and submit poems in one entry, on behalf of your classroom).
Think you're up for the challenge -- and the fun? The Pets Add Life Poetry Contest deadline is January 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm Eastern time. Follow these links for the scoop on the important poop:
* Poetry Contest Entry Form
* Complete Constest Rules
Pets Add Life is a non-profit campaign dedicated to spreading the joys of responsible pet ownership. The Daily Corgi presents this terrific contest on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and the Pets Add Life (Pal) campaign. I received compensation for my time from Pal for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine.
p.s. Don't miss the super cute pet videos at Pal's youtube channel. My favorite is the hilarious Dog Wants a Kitty. (He really does!)
Sophie and Paula: Life is better with best friends!
Photo: Susanne Boesche