San Diego Humane Society’s Youth Art Contest

Category: Winter 2015 112 0

This year’s theme is “Be Kind to Animals!”

Prizes will be awarded to finalists in each category!

Contest Deadline is April 10th, 2015.


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

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 and SPCA- 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 with the following information:

  • Video URL
  • Title of video, child’s name, age, city, school, grade, parent/guardian name, phone number, and email.

Adult assistance may be required. If you are unable to post your video publicly, please contact



Entries must be received or postmarked by April 10th, 2015. Winners will be announced in May 2015. All participants will receive a participation award via email.

Deliver posters and poems via mail or in person to:

Attn: Community Engagement
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110


Attn: Community Engagement
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
572 Airport Road
Oceanside, CA 92058


Attn: Community Engagement
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA
3450 E. Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92027


Contact Laura Leonard: 619-299-7012 ext. 2913


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