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Calling Marin County students in Grades 1–8! Use your creativity to show us “How animals make you happy!”

Contest Rules

Original artwork (no clipart) must be submitted on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Artwork must be completely flat (i.e. no 3-D art or objects glued to paper) and have no words or text. Submissions cannot be returned.

Tabby kitten on table with color pencils, isolated on whiteSubmission Guidelines

Deadline is April 15, 2017. We’ve extended the deadline to April 22, 2017! Entries must include the contest registration form and should be mailed to:

Marin Humane
Humane Education Department
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949


1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from each category will have their artwork displayed at Marin Humane during the month of May in commemoration of “Be Kind to Animals Week” (May 1–7). The Grand Prize winner will have their artwork used on Marin Humane’s 2017 Humane Summer Camp T-Shirts (attended by more than 220 students). The Grand Prize winner and the top three from each category will be notified on April 30 and all entrants are invited to come and view the artwork on display. The Grand Prize winner is also invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in June for special recognition.


Category 1 (Grades 1–2)
Category 2 (Grades 3–4)
Category 3 (Grades 5–6)
Category 4 (Grades 7–8)

For questions, please contact the Humane Education department.