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THINK KIND 2020 – Student Competition

Entries are now open for the 2020 Think Kind Competition! 


The competition is open to all currently-enrolled primary, intermediate, and secondary-aged students.

It aims to get students thinking about being kind – to animals, our planet, and each other. Students can choose any project, such as an essay, a short film, a poster/mural, a scratch coding project, a speech or a dance, a school fundraiser, or a petition, etc., as long as the topic relates to being kind to animals.

The possibilities are endless! We encourage students to surprise us.

Think Kind is a fun way for students to:

  • learn about the food they eat and the impact of their choices on their health, the environment, and animals
  • gain skills in research, media, or leadership
  • win great prizes for themselves and their school

Every student who enters will receive a certificate and a every project will be awarded a prize. The overall winner will be determined by a people’s choice vote, and will be announced on 1st October, World Vegetarian Day. The entry that wins the People’s Choice Award will receive $1,000 for their school.


Step 1: Download your free Guidelines for 2020

Make sure you read the guidelines and our resources page which includes educational project ideas, lesson plans and worksheets. Check out the resources page

Step 2: Carry out your project 

Choose a project that demonstrates kindness towards animals or raises awareness about animal issues in your school or local community. These can be done anytime from now until early August.

Step 3: Submit your project

How to enter your project?

a) If you have done an artwork (such as drawings, paintings, posters), please post them to NZ Vegetarian Society, PO 26664, Epsom, 1344 with an entry form. If you are doing the project alone, download and fill in the ‘individual’ form. If you are in a team, use the ‘team’ form.

b) Any other entries should be submitted through the link below.

Submissions close on Monday 10th August. Every qualifying project will be awarded a prize and every participant will get a certificate!


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If you have questions, email us on

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We could not have done it without you!

Linda McCartneys NZ - NZ Vegetarian Society Corporate Member New Way - NZ Vegetarian Society Student Film Competition Sponsor Trade Aid logo Proper Crisps - Vegan Certified by NZ Vegetarian Society
Goodness Me - NZ Vegetarian Society Approved


We’re thrilled about the great feedback we have got from teachers, parents and students in previous years. 

“All the kids had great fun creating their entries. They loved how creative they could be. We had lots of great conversations about animals, ethics and sustainability.” Christine from Sunnyhills School

“It’s been incredible for our school as they really celebrate our students’ success … and overall the culture created during that period was massive and a huge boost to School Spirit when we beat much larger schools … hopefully it’s challenged their perceptions and views they might have previously had.” Llanyon Joe from Putaruru College 

Some comments from the students

I learned all about what happens to animals and I know it is real, happening in New Zealand and needs to be fixed. I am now going to keep speaking up for them. Hope from St Joseph’s School, Pukekohe 

Our mural is currently being shown on our classroom wall. We would like to think that our fellow classmates now know more about animal cruelty due to the facts displayed on the poster. Georgia and Olivia from Hastings Girls High School