PETA Youth Division’s ‘All-Star for Animals’ Contest Seeks Kind Kids

For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2021

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Because today’s kids are going vegan, speaking out against cruelty to animals, and coming up with all sorts of creative ways to help animals in their communities and beyond, PETA Kids is launching its first-ever All-Star for Animals Contest, open to anyone 12 or under who cares about animals and doesn’t eat, wear, or use them in any other way. The winner will receive a shipment of delicious vegan cookies from San Diego–based Maya’s Cookies each month for a year, a gift bag of merchandise from PETA Kids, and a unique award.

“If you’re a kid who is passionate about animal rights and wants to change the world, we’re eager to hear from you,” says PETA Senior Director of Youth Programs Marta Holmberg. “PETA Kids can’t wait to celebrate all the inspiring young people who are wise beyond their years and going to bat for animals every day.”

The All-Star for Animals Contest is a revamped version of PETA Kids’ past Cutest Vegan Kid Contest. Previous winners and runners-up include a gymnast, a wrestler, and a football player, all of whom credited vegan eating with helping them get strong and fit; a kindergartner who designed his own pro-vegan T-shirts; and a 10-year-old who protested the fur industry as well as a marine-mammal park and encouraged her teacher and classmates to go vegan, too.

The nominating round ends on June 2, public voting to help determine the finalists ends on June 14, and voting to help determine the winner and runner-up ends on June 25. The kids will be notified and featured on the PETA Kids website by June 29. See the full contest details here.

PETA Kids’ motto is “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way,” and the group opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Instagram and Facebook.

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