Win Big! Are You TeachKind’s 2022 Teacher of the Year?

Please note: This contest is now over. Check back soon to read all about the winner and runners-up!

National Teacher Appreciation Month is coming up, and TeachKind is looking for our next Teacher of the Year!

Do you or does someone you know teach young people to be kind to animals? If so, we want to hear from you! Nominate yourself, a friend, a colleague, a teacher at your child’s school, or any other educator who speaks up for animals through their work. Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s inspiring winner and runners-up.

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  • How do I nominate myself or someone else for TeachKind’s Teacher Appreciation Contest?

    Nominate yourself or another educator for TeachKind’s Teacher Appreciation Contest by filling out the form below by Friday, April 22. Let us know how you have—or your nominee has—demonstrated compassion for animals or otherwise taken action to help them this school year, and please include a photo of the nominee. We’ll choose one winner and three runners-up by assessing answers to the question at the end of the form and selecting the entries with the most inspiring responses.

Read more about this year’s great prizes below the form.

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Please note: This contest is now over. Check back soon to read all about the winner and runners-up!

Here’s more information about this year’s prizes: We’re delighted to offer prizes from compassionate companies! Lefrik makes stylish and practical urban bags, backpacks, and travel accessories using the highest-quality eco-friendly and vegan fabrics made out of recycled plastic bottles. Dr. Spray’s creates oral vitamin sprays that easily fit in your purse or pocket, contain active ingredients that are fully dissolved and ready for use by the body, and contain no artificial flavors or colors, sugar, starch, wheat, soy, gluten, eggs, salt, or dairy. Miyoko’s Creamery makes artisan vegan cheeses in a variety of flavors and forms. Produced without artificial processing aids or ingredients and made from grapes that are grown without toxic pesticides, Scout & Cellar plant-based wines taste delicious and are low in sulfites. And ZolaTerra offers a line of animal test–free, plant-based cleaners that are nontoxic, biodegradable, and safe to use around kids and animals.

The contest is open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will receive a vegan backpack from Lefrik, three immune-boosting oral vitamin sprays from Dr. Spray’s, vouchers for five free Miyoko’s Creamery vegan cheese wheels of their choice, a $50 gift card for clean-crafted plant-based wines from Felicia Zeeh, an independent consultant of Scout & Cellar, select cleaning products from ZolaTerra, a copy of The Vegan Way by Jackie Day, a vegan picnic bag, and a one-of-a-kind TeachKind tote bag. The winner and runners-up will all receive an animal-friendly gift basket designed especially for teachers as well as certificates of appreciation for their kindness to animals and will be featured on the TeachKind website. They will be chosen by Friday, April 29, and contacted via e-mail.

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind