Each year students throughout Oregon and Clark County Washington are invited to create a poster or write a short story portraying part of the Oregon Humane Society's mission.

69th Annual Be Kind to Animals Poster & Story Contest

Who: Contest is open to all youths entering grades 1st-12th in the fall of 2017. Residents of Oregon and Clark County, Washington are invited to enter the 2017-18 OHS Poster & Story Contest, open September 1st through December 15th.

How: Enter a poster, a story, or both, in this annual contest! See contest brochures for details.

69th Annual Poster & Story Contest Brochure Grades 1-8

69th Annual Poster & Story Contest Brochure Grades 9-12

When: Accepting entries NOW! Deadline is December 15, 2017

What’s NEW!: For grades 9th-12th, digital art entries will be accepted in addition to paper poster submissions! Details for digital art submissions are found on the brochure, and online here.

To submit your digital art:  


Poster & Story Contest Prizes

  • Grand Prize: Laptop
  • Runner Up: $150 Gift Card
  • First Place: $100 Gift Card
  • Second Place: $75 Gift Card
  • Third Place: $50 Gift Card
  • Honorable Mention: $25 Gift Card

All winners also receive a special award certificate, ribbon of honor and an invitation to the A’Cat’Emy Awards celebration.

For More Information

Contact the OHS Education Office at (503) 416-5034 to learn more.


68th Annual Poster and Story Contest Winners

First Place through Honorable Mention for each grade level in the Poster and Story categories have been awarded. See the list of winners here »

First Place, Grade 8: Dylan Mead

The Grand Prize winners and Grand Prize Runners Up were announced at the A’Cat’Emy Awards celebration on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Dylan Mead, an eighth grade student at Brown Middle School in Hillsboro, won the Grand Prize for best poster (shown at left). Rachel Clay, a third grader at Chief Joseph Elementary School in Portland, received the Grand Prize in the Story category.

The Grand Prize Runner-Up poster award went to Petra Sorensen, a first grade student at Bridgeport Elementary in Tigard. The Grand Prize Runner-Up in the story contest was Leni Maus, an eighth grade student at Ockley Green Elementary in Portland.

See all the winning posters and read the top stories here »