Deadline Extended on APPA’s 3rd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest

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Third, fourth and fifth grade students nationwide have until Monday, February 14, 2011 at 5:00pm EST to submit their entry

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American Pet Products Association (APPA) President, Bob Vetere announced today that the organization’s 3rd Annual National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, February 14, 2011 at 5:00pm EST.

Third, fourth and fifth grade students are invited to write a unique poem about their pets, what they love about them, the joys they bring, and then post it on-line at or mail their final poem and submission form to: Pets Add Life, 45 Winter Street, Reno, NV 89503.

Two students from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication. In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each 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 kerry(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.

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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