Animal Aid

Nationwide Youth Art and Poetry Competition

Posted 15 April 2010

Animal Aid has launched its second nationwide art and poetry competition encouraging young people (aged 11-18 years) to express their opinions on the controversial issue of factory farming - a topic that regularly appears in the national media. We hope to encourage young people to research what happens on intensive farms, and to feel inspired to create powerful poetry and passionate art pieces.

The competition is open to all budding young artists and poets across the country. The winning entries will be displayed at an award ceremony in London at the end of June, where children’s BBC TV presenter, Rani Price (co-presenter of the wildlife show ROAR) will present the winners with their prizes, which include a games console, ipod and digital camera.

Says Competition Coordinator Kelly Slade:

Eleven to eighteen is a perfect age to start thinking about where the food on your plate comes from and for making important decisions that will not only benefit animals, but human health and the environment too. Young people are passionate about fair treatment for animals and I hope that this competition will spark discussion and thought, as well as produce some exciting and imaginative results.
  • All competition entries should be clearly marked on the back with name, age and address and sent to the Animal Aid office (The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AW) before May 6th 2010.
  • For more information about the competition and factory farming in general visit the Animal Aid Youth Website

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