APPA Launches National Pet Poetry Contest for Children

APPA Launches National Pet Poetry Contest for Children

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 APPA Launches National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest

Greenwich, CT - American Pet Products Association (APPA) President Bob Vetere announced today that the organization has launched a National Children’s Pet Poetry contest through their public awareness campaign, Pets Add Life.

“We hope that this contest will engage our nation’s youth in the joy and excitement of pet ownership,” Vetere said.

Third grade students from across the country are invited to write a unique poem about a special pet in their life, what they love about them, the joys they bring, then post it on-line at, or mail the submission to: PAL 45 Winter Street Reno, NV 89503 to qualify for scholarship dollars and other prizes. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2009 at 5:00pm EST, and poems should not exceed 100 words.

The nation’s top 5 winners will receive pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication. In addition, each winning student’s classroom (5) will receive a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet related education.

To learn more about APPA’s National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest, visit or contact Kerry Sutherland at The Impetus Agency, 775.322.4022 or

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information.



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