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September 24, 2013 > Pets Add Life ChildrenÕs Poetry Contest

Pets Add Life ChildrenÕs Poetry Contest

Submitted By American Pet Products Association

Calling all poetic pupils! Bob Vetere, American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO, is pleased to announce that the associationÕs non-profit campaign, Pets Add Life (PAL), is accepting submissions for the 6th annual Pets Add Life ChildrenÕs Poetry Contest now through January 31, 2014. Students in 3rd - 8th grade are encouraged to write unique poems about the joys and benefits of owning pets of all types for a chance at top prizes.

ÒThe contest is a wonderful opportunity for kids to creatively express their love of animals, whether itÕs lizards, fish, rabbits, dogs, cats, horses, and everything in between, while also allowing them to compete for some really great prizes,Ó Vetere said.

Students can submit poems via PALÕs Facebook page at, online at or mail final poems and submission forms to: Pets Add Life, 661 Sierra Rose Dr., Reno, NV 89511. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014 at 5 p.m. 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 his/her classroom.

One student from each grade level (six total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a byline in a nationally circulated publication or online outlet. In addition, the six winning studentsÕ classrooms will each win a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet-related education or to support a pet in their classroom.

To learn more about the ÒPets Add Life ChildrenÕs Poetry Contest,Ó please visit or contact Brooke Gersich at (775) 322-4022.

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