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 3 – 9. The deadline for entry will be Friday, April 10. 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.


Tag Them!

Our pets rely on us to keep them safe, happy and healthy. One very important way to keep our pets safe is to make sure they have up-to-date identification. Whether your pet wears ID tags and/or a microchip, make sure to update information whenever necessary. If your pet gets lost, they don’t want to be away from home any longer than they have to be!

Winning entries will display pets wearing identification tags and/or a microchip.

S.O.S (Save Our Seas)

The amount of plastic littering the oceans has been increasing over the past 50 years. A report from the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2050, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish! Humans need to reduce their dependence on non-recyclable plastics and stem the tides of plastic pollution.

Winning entries will display how plastic in the ocean can harm marine creatures. 


Open to 2nd through 12th Grade

  1. Poster size must be 17 inches x 11 inches.
  2. Poster theme MUST be quoted on poster:
    “Tag Them!” or “S.O.S. (Save Our Seas)”
  3. Any traditional media-marker, paint, ink, colored pencil, or crayon-no photographs or computer art please.
  4. Must be original-no tracing, clip art, or aided entries.
  5. No collaborative entries.
  6. Deadline is Friday, April 10.
  7. 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 2020.

Download Entry Form

See Past Winners List

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

The health and safety of our pets, the community, our staff, and volunteers is our top priority and we are closely monitoring the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Please note that we are taking steps to minimize face-to-face interactions and are currently processing incoming animals, adoptions, reclaims, and other business by appointment only.

The Spay & Neuter Clinic is closed until further notice.

Please call 401-846-8276 or email info@potterleague.org for assistance.

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