Be Kind to Animals Week School Competition 2015
Have fun. Be kind. Share your impact.
**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5PM, 17 OCTOBER!**
Be Kind to Animals Week invites your school to do one kind act for animals from 1 June to 17 October. The nationwide competition is about inspiring and empowering students to take positive action for animal welfare while having fun, building essential critical thinking skills, and understanding the value of empathy, responsibility and active citizenship in our communities.
All Australian primary and secondary schools are eligible to enter and submit a photo or video that demonstrates their kind deed. Teachers can register their class, year level, a student team or the entire school to enter. Download information for principals and teachers here.
How it works
- Choose a project that demonstrates kindness towards animals or raises awareness about animal issues at your school
- Take a video or image of your project in action
- Submit your entry here before 17 October for your chance to WIN up to $1000 for your school!
Be Kind to Animals Week falls within the last week of school holidays and the first week of Term 4. But you can choose to do your kind act for animals anytime from now until 17 October.
Participation is easy
Register your school to download your free Resource Kit. Choose your project, take a video or image of your great work and submit your entry here before 17 October 2015, 5PM AEST.
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Promote Be Kind to Animals Week 2015 in your school!
Download a poster here.
Did you know? Studies show that children who are kind to animals are more likely to act kindly towards their peers!
Competition tips and guidelines
- Teachers and students can find project ideas on the Education HQ website here.
- All entries must be submitted online here.
- Projects may be carried out anytime between 1 June 2015 and 17 October 2015.
- Projects must avoid the use of any animal products including meat, eggs and fur.
- Entrants who choose to use recycled or sustainable materials wherever possible will be considered more favourably than those who do not.
- Be sure that your video or image clearly demonstrates your project and how it was successful, either in helping animals or increasing student understanding of animal welfare issues.
- Videos must not be longer than 5 minutes in length.
- Schools are able to enter more than once using separate online entry forms for each project.
- Competition closes at 5pm AEST, 17 October 2015.
- If you would like to submit your entry form by mail, please print and fill in this entry form here.
- Homeschool groups, childcare centres, preschools and individuals under 18 are welcome to share their project but will not be eligible for cash prizes. Please read our terms and conditions here.
Students from Carey Grammar in Kew raised vital funds for rescued farm animals in July, and students in Copus Christian school took part in Edgar’s Mission ‘Joining the Dots’ humane education program in 2012.
WIN great prizes
Projects will be judged on how effective they are in helping animals or promoting an understanding of animal rights and protection. Judges will select three finalists for both the primary and secondary school divisions. The first prize for each division is $1000, second prize $500, and third prize $200. Top students will also win a Be Kind to Animals Week 2015 goodies pack.
Australia-wide runner-up prizes (more runner-up prizes will be announced here throughout September):
Four Love That Pet Prize Packs valued at up to $200 each
Four runner-ups will win an amazing prize pack generously donated by Love That Pet. Each prize pack contains a great range of pet supplies perfect for students who are ready to be the ultimate canine or feline guardian! www.lovethatpet.com
Young Advocates Pack from Animals Australia Unleashed
Four selected secondary students will receive an awesome prize pack from Animals Australia Unleashed, valued at over $100, which includes:
- ‘Kicking ass for the animals’ T-shirt
- Plush pig + adoption certificate
- ‘Make it Possible’ pencil tin
- 5 x badges
- 4 x wristbands
- ‘Heartcore’ drawstring canvas bag
- Heaps of stickers and more!www.unleashed.org.au
Go Green with Renata DVD
Six lucky runner-ups will each receive one copy of the Go Green with Renata DVD valued at $25 each! The special DVD shows children how easy it is to help our world be green, clean and how to keep it that way. Renata and her clever animal friends unite to inspire future generations to look after the environment. Special thanks to Renata Jayne for the wonderful donation! www.renatajayne.com
Sydney-only runner-up prizes:
‘Meet the Vet’ school visit
One lucky Sydney runner-up will win a free ‘Meet the Vet’ session by Love That Pet’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Dave Nicol. The session will give students some awesome insights into what it’s like to be a vet and how to look after your pet, followed by an ‘Ask the Vet’ Q&A session. www.lovethatpet.com
‘Responsible Dog Ownership’ school visit
One lucky Sydney runner-up will win a free school visit valued at $200! The educational session will be delivered by the experts at Cause for Paws, and will talk to students about understanding the needs of our canine companions. Huge thanks to Cause for Paws for their generous donation. www.causeforpaws.com.au
$200 Dural Music Centre Voucher
One Sydney runner-up will win a $200 gift voucher from Dural Music Centre. Dural Music Centre have a great range of school band and classroom products, plus all the top brands in musical instruments. They also offer a wide range of orchestral, jazz and concert band sheet music suitable for bands at any level, and offer PA Hire and instrument servicing for both schools and the public. www.duralmusic.com.au
Every project idea is welcome. You can even do a free lesson plan from www.thinkkind.org.au in your classroom and submit photos of student work. No activity which helps animals is too big or too small. Good luck!
ThinkKind is the multi-award winning website providing free humane education resources for teachers, parents and students in Australia. ThinkKind provides free lesson plans, worksheets, activities, articles, learning materials and more aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Find out more here.
Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit sanctuary for rescued farmed animals that seeks to create a humane and just world for humans and non-humans. Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary is set on 153 peaceable acres situated just outside of Lancefield, nestled in the tranquillity of the Macedon Ranges. Find out more about the Joining the Dots Humane Education Programme.
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