19th Annual Animal Essay Contest Kicks Off in The American Dream City
By Carol Weemes, Arlington Animal Services
Posted on December 02, 2019, December 02, 2019

19th Annual Animal Essay Contest Kicks Off in The American Dream CityStudents across The American Dream City get ready…The 2020 Animal Essay Contest begins Monday, Dec. 2, 2019!

The annual Animal Essay Contest is open to all students residing in Arlington city limits in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades who attend either public, private, or home school.

Original essays that are submitted should be 500 words or less and must be typed or handwritten.

Essay entries may be submitted beginning on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The deadline for entry is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

Please note: This year, there are new essay topics and requirements.

Essay Topics

Grade 3: If you could make up a holiday for animals, what holiday would it be and how would you celebrate it?

Grade 4: How do you think animals communicate with people?

Grade 5: If you could make one rule for the world to follow about animals and everyone had to follow it…what would that rule be?

Grade 6: In 2060, how will animal shelters be different than they are today?

Click here for this year's flyer with essay topics, contest rules and requirements.

For more information, parents should consult with their child’s teacher, or visit www.arlingtontx.gov/animal/essaycontest.

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