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January 15, 2013


 Auxiliary seeks entries for National Pet Week contests

Posted on December 31, 2012
The Auxiliary to the AVMA is seeking entries for its annual poster and creative writing contests to generate promotional materials for National Pet Week 2014.
“Celebrate a Healthy Pet” will be the theme for National Pet Week in 2014. The postmark deadline for the poster and creative writing contests is March 9, 2013. The contests are open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The winners of each contest will receive $100.
Entries in the poster contest may be any size. They must be colorful and the artist’s original work. Contestants should send entries by mail and send a JPG image of the poster by email.
Entries in the creative writing contest should be poems, essays, or stories of 20 to 200 words. The entry must be original and previously unpublished. Contestants should submit entries in the body of an email message or send entries by mail.
Judging by the Auxiliary board will focus on originality, content, and use of the theme “Celebrate a Healthy Pet.” Family members of the judges are not eligible to participate in the contests. Entries will not be returned and will become property of the Auxiliary. Submission of an entry entitles the Auxiliary to use the work in projects, promotions, and publications.
An entry form must accompany each entry. The mailing address for entries is NPW Poster and Creative Writing Contest, Auxiliary to the AVMA, 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173. The email address is
Additional details and entry forms are available by visiting the Auxiliary website at, then looking under “National Pet Week”; by emailing; or by calling (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6747.