Be Kind to Animals Poster Contest

The competition is open to 2nd through 12th grade. If you wish to have a short lesson on the history of humane education or kindness to animals provided as an introduction to the project, please contact Eleanor Hanson (contact info below). If you choose not to use the contest as a class project, students may enter independently.

Be Kind to Animals Week is May 6th through the 12th. The deadline for entry will be Friday, April 13th. Winners will be notified in advance for planning purposes. Prizes will be awarded to students at an event at the Potter League during Be Kind to Animals Week.


Animals Have Feelings Too

Animals, like humans, suffer pain, feel emotions and build strong relationships. From caring for your own pets to respecting wildlife, we can all be kind to animals every day! Winning entries will display how people can respect and protect the feelings of animals.

Born to be Wild!

The best way to love wild animals is look at them, learn about them and leave them alone. Keep wild animals wild! Winning entries will display the best way for people to show their love and respect for wild animals.


Open to 2nd through 12th Grade

  1. Poster size must be 17 inches x 11 inches.
  2. Poster theme MUST be quoted on poster:

“Animals Have Feelings Too” or “Born to be Wild!”

  1. Any traditional media-marker, paint, ink, colored pencil, or crayon-no photographs or computer art please.
  2. Must be original-no tracing, clip art, or aided entries.
  3. No collaborative entries.
  4. Deadline is Friday, April 13th.
  5. Tape a copy of the attached form to the back of each entry. The form MUST be filled out completely for the poster to be entered-do not write contact information directly on poster.


Posters will be judged based on appearance, creativity, and demonstration of the theme. Winners will be chosen for each theme in 3 age groups: Grades 2 – 4, Grades 5 – 8, and Grades 9 – 12.

Winners and their families will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Potter League during Be Kind to Animals Week – the first full week in May.

Winners will receive a ribbon, award certificate, and Potter League memorabilia. Winning Posters will be displayed in the Potter League adoption center until August 2018.


Download Entry Form

See Past Winners List


For more information contact Eleanor Hanson at or 401.846.0592 ext.120. Posters can be dropped off or mailed to: 87 Oliphant Lane Middletown, RI 02842