San Diego Humane Society Hosts Art Contest for Animal-Loving Youths

Art Submissions Must Demonstrate Theme of “Be Kind to Animals!”


SAN DIEGO – February 2, 2015  |  San Diego Humane Society is hosting its annual Youth Art Contest for children in grades K-12. Participants are invited to create a poster, poem, or video that celebrates being kind to animals a sentiment that is at the core of San Diego Humane Society’s mission. The purpose of this contest is to offer San Diego youths a fun and creative way to help raise awareness for homeless pets.

All art entries will be displayed online. The contest deadline is April 10, 2015, with winners being announced in May 2015.

Contest rules and submission instructions are listed below and can also be found on our Youth Art Contest page.

Contest Rules:

  • Contest is open to children grades K – 12.
  • Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from San Diego Humane Society.
  • Inclusion in the contest is based on the discretion of San Diego Humane Society.
  • All entries will become property of San Diego Humane Society.
  • All entries should reflect the theme “Be Kind to Animals!”

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kelli Schry: 619.250.6801 or [email protected].

Poster and Poetry Entries:

  • Entries must not exceed 11 inches x 17 inches and must be no thicker than a poster board.
  • May use any media: marker, paint, ink, crayon, photography, or collage.
  • Poster and poetry categories are open to individuals only. Collaborative entries will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be original and free of any copyright restrictions. No plagiarism, tracing, clip art, or pre-illustrated computer art.

To enter: tape a copy of the entry form to the back of each submission. Do not write directly on poster. Deliver to San Diego Humane Society at the San Diego, Escondido, or Oceanside campus.

Video Entries:

  • Video entries must not exceed four minutes in length.
  • Individual and collaborative video entries of up to six students will be accepted.
  • Submissions must be free of any copyright restrictions (may use only public domain, original, or derivative-friendly creative commons media).

To enter: Post your video on YouTube, including “San Diego Humane Society Youth Art Contest” in the description, and email [email protected] with the following information: Video URL, title of video, child’s name, age, city, school, grade, parent/guardian name, phone number, and email.



About San Diego Humane Society

Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. San Diego Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.

As one of San Diego’s oldest nonprofit organizations, San Diego Humane Society has campuses located in Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego as well as adoption centers inside Petco stores throughout San Diego County. San Diego Humane Society is supported solely through contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the Muttique retail store and small fees for services.