15th Annual Animal Essay Contest Kicks Off in The American Dream City!
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 08, 2015, December 08, 2015
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Picture of last year’s Animal Essay winners.

You could win the 15th annual Animal Essay Contest!

Each year, the contest regularly draws over 1,000 entries. All students residing within Arlington city limits in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades that attend public, private, or home school are encouraged to submit an original, thoughtful, and creative essay. The essay must be 500 words or less, focusing on multiple elements of effective writing. The contest began Monday, December 7, 2015. Essay entries may be submitted beginning on Monday, January 11, 2016. The deadline for entry is at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016. Each winner will be presented with a Kindle Fire HD made possible by Beacon E&P and the City of Arlington, along with a $100 savings account, compliments of EECU, Beacon E&P and the City of Arlington. Winners will be recognized during a regular meeting of the Arlington City Council on March 8, 2016. For more information, parents should consult their child’s teacher or contact Cheri Colbert at 817-459-6183.

Essay Topics:

  • Grade 3: If you were asked to help at a local animal shelter, what do you think you would be asked to do?
  • Grade 4: What changes do cats and dogs have to make to live and survive as homeless pets?
  • Grade 5: What advice would you give to pet owners in order to prevent overpopulation of cats & dogs?
  • Grade 6: How would an overpopulation of homeless cats and dogs affect our local ecosystem?
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