Palo Alto Humane Society Story Writing Contest – Deadline March 31, 2020!


Ambassadors of Compassion

Story Writing Contest


Grades: 7 and 8

Schools in the Counties of: Santa Clara and

San Mateo

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020

Competition guidelines and submission form can be found at: or

 Palo Alto Humane Society invites 7th and 8th grade students to become Ambassadors of Compassion by writing a fiction or nonfiction story on the theme of animals and people helping each other. There are many ways that animals help people such as companionship, therapy and healing, safety and rescue, support for soldiers, and helping on the farm. Plus, people help animals in return. Stories submitted should illustrate a sense of kindness in their characters.

The winning author will receive a monetary prize of $500 and two runner-up winners will receive $200 each. The winning stories will be published by Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS). They will join PAHS’ library of stories about animals and kindness and will be a highlight of PAHS’ 2020 Creating Compassionate Communities campaign.

The contest is open to students in schools located in the counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo.

Palo Alto Humane Society offers a variety of education and community programs as part of its work in Creating Compassionate Communities. Palo Alto Humane Society has served the communities of the mid-Peninsula since 1908. For more information about PAHS, contact us at (650) 424-1901 or at

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