Calling all young cat poets

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Don’t worry, The Conscious Cat is not turning into a poetry blog, even if we did just run T. S. Eliot’s famous poem, The Naming of Cats, in yesterday’s post.

Today, I’d like to tell you about a contest sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. Poems are now being accepted for the 4th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 3 through 8.

It’s simple  to enter. Kids are asked to write a poem about pets – what they love about them, the joys they  bring – and then post it online, or mail their final poem and submission form to: Pets Add Life, 661 Sierra Rose Dr., Reno, NV 89511. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012 at 5:00pm EST.

In addition, teachers within the contest grade levels are welcome to incorporate this national contest into their lesson plans, and submit poems in one entry, on behalf of their classroom.

One student from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication. In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each win a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet related education.

You can read some of last year’s winning poems here.

For more information about the poetry contest, please visit the Pets Add Life website.

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. The Pets Add Live campaign spreads the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership. Visit PAL’s Facebook Page, post pictures of your pets, and join the conversation!

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4 Comments on Calling all young cat poets

  1. Marilia
    October 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm (9 years ago)

    Great campaign!

  2. caren gittleman
    October 13, 2011 at 8:03 am (9 years ago)

    fabulous contest/campaign….tweeted and facebooked!

    • Ingrid
      October 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing this, Caren!


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