APPA Announces 2nd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest

American Pet Products Association (APPA) President, Bob Vetere announced today that the organization is now accepting poems for the 2nd Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest through their public awareness campaign, Pets Add Life (PAL).

“Our goal with the Pets Add Life campaign is to help engage our nation’s youth in the joys and benefits of pet ownership,” Vetere said. “Last year we received a great response to the contest from students, parents, teachers, and principals alike, and we’re looking forward to another great year of creative pet poems by inspired children across the country.”

Third, fourth and fifth grade students are invited to write a unique poem about their pets, what they love about them, the joys they bring, and then post it on-line at or mail their final poem and submission form to: Pets Add Life, 45 Winter Street, Reno, NV 89503. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2010 at 5:00pm EST.

Two students from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a generous amount of pet products and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication. In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet related education.

To learn more about APPA’s National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest, visit

2 Responses to “APPA Announces 2nd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest”

  1. Catherine Bagatta says:

    My daughter’s fourth grade classmates have already started their first drafts – if there is any further info we need could you please refer me to a webpage or anthing that could help us in this process.


  2. Evan Filler says:

    Hi Catherine,
    Everything you need to know about the contest can be found at
    Hope this helps!

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