A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest

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Amount
Awarded

$300

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 30

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Humane Education Network

Number of Awards & Eligibility: 17 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be currently attending high school or be home-schooled.
  3. Must be between 14 and 18 years of age at the start of the contest period.
  4. Must reside in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Santa Clara County.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for high school students in Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties who are under the age of 19. Students must submit an original essay accompanied by photographs, create a Blog/Facebook page, or create an original video that examines either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, occurring anywhere in the world, and possible measures to reduce it.

Application requirements for the A Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest are:

  • Application form
  • Submission
Additional Information: The Voice for Animals High School Essay Contest is made possible through partnership between the Animal Welfare Institute, the Humane Education Network, and the Palo Alto Humane Society. All decisions of the judges are final. Results are usually posted in May. Any questions about the contest or how to apply must be sent to [email protected]

Award Amount: $500 First Prize (Video by 16-18 year old); $300 Second Prize (Video by 16-18 year old); $200 Third Prize (Video by 16-18 year old); $450 First Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old); $350 Second Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old); $250 Third Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old); $400 First Prize (Essay by 16-18 year old); $300 Second Prize (Essay by 16-18 year old); $200 Third Prize (Essay by 16-18 year old); $250 Active Involvement Prize (Video by 16-18 year old); $250 Active Involvement Prize (Essay/Photographs by 16-18 year old); $500 First Prize (Endangered Species, 14-15 year old); $300 Second Prize (Endangered Species , 14-15 year old); $200 Third Prize (Endangered Species, 14-15 year old); $400 First Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old); $300 Second Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old); $200 Third Prize (Essay by 14-15 year old). All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $300.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 30

Entry forms can be found on The Human Education Network website. There are two separate categories for this contest. Students between the ages of 14 and 15 are invited to write an essay that addresses the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction. The essays must be between 1,400 and 1,500 words in length and written in English. All essays must include citations, the student's name and essay title at the top of each page, be numbered, and double-spaced. The file size must not exceed 2Mb. Students between the ages of 16 and 18 may submit an essay of 1,400 to 1,500 words in length, OR document a project where they have an active and personal involvement in helping to mitigate the suffering of animals. Students may choose to submit either an original video, or essay with pictures. Videos must be between no longer than three minutes in length and must be uploaded to either YouTube or Vimeo. Essays must be between 900 and 1,000 words in length, written in English, include citations, have the applicant's name and essay title at the top of each page, be numbered and double-spaced, and inlcude photographs. The total size of the file must not exceed 2Mb. Blogs and Facebook pages must span a period of at least three months with a minimum of three posts per week. Applications and submissions must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PDT on the deadline date.
Contact: Jenness Hobart
Address: P.O. Box 2023 Sunnyvale, California 94087

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