Humane Education Network A Voice for Animals Contest

Age limit: 14-18
There are awards for categories within the following age groups:
- 14 to 15 year olds
o Essay - write an essay that addresses one of the following: the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering and present ideas to raise awareness of this species and what can be done to protect it. Or write an essay that addresses the history of the animal welfare movement over the last 30 years. (Between 1400 and 1500 words)
- 16 to 18 year olds
o Essay - write an essay that addresses either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one endangered species, occurring anywhere in the world, and potential solutions to alleviate animal suffering; or that addresses the history of the animal welfare movement over the last 30 years. (Between 1400 and 1500 words, excluding citations, headers, etc.)
o Essay with Photographs - become involved in a project (new or pre-existing) that addresses either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering; or the preservation of one endangered species, occurring anywhere in the world; or that addresses the history of the animal welfare movement over the last 30 years.
Projects should be worked on for at least three to four months and the project should have a direct impact on animals by means of either direct or indirect intervention. Your submission will document your project and your contribution to that project and, where possible, show how your project/involvement could alleviate animal suffering.
Your project could possibly be one of the following:
" Form an organization to raise awareness about an animal issue and how to reduce suffering
" Create a school group to raise awareness about an animal issue and how to reduce suffering
" Participate actively in an organization that raises awareness about an animal issue and how to reduce suffering
" Create or demonstrate a plausible alternative to a practice which causes animal suffering
" Devise an activity of your own that will raise awareness about, or mitigate, animal suffering
If you choose to start a group, you will need to demonstrate how many people were in the group and that this group was active and made significant contributions in your chosen area. In all categories we will ask you to provide contact information for someone who will vouch for the originality and duration of your project.
If you wish to submit a joint project, a group of up to four students can contribute to the project. Only one member of the group should submit the entry form and the names of other group members must be included just one time on the project itself.
o Video - Same guidelines as the Essay with Photographs Category

Any sources you choose to quote in your essays must be cited accurately. Additional points will be given for essays that demonstrate the author's active involvement in projects or activities that benefit animals.
There are lots of prizes including the top 3 of each category, ranging from $200 to $500. View the website for the specific prizes and the full guidelines and tips.

Final Deadline:

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