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TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster awards young artists and poets

Posted 18 July 2011

On Saturday July 16th, talented young poets and artists from across the country came to London to attend a prize-giving ceremony, hosted by Animal Aid and TV presenter Wendy Turner-Webster.

Animal Aid launched the nationwide competition, with the theme, Is it right to eat animals?, to encourage young people to express their views on this important and controversial subject.

We received hundreds of entries from individuals and schools and were delighted by the extraordinarily high standard. The three winners from each age category (11-12, 13-14, 15-16) – who all created powerful poetry and passionate art pieces – were awarded their well-deserved prizes (including an ipod and digital camera) by TV presenter and animal-advocate Wendy Turner-Webster.

Says Animal Aid’s Competition Organiser, Kelly Slade:

'Young people feel passionately about the welfare of animals and clearly recognise the impact their food choices have for farmed animals. The poetry and artwork we received was exciting, imaginative and bold, and revealed a thoughtful and compassionate younger generation. I feel sure that these qualities will be of great benefit to animals, people and the planet. Heartfelt congratulations to the winners – they richly deserve their awards.'

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