The NZVS annual Think Kind Student Competition has officially launched! The competition encourages students from years 0 to 13 to submit a project about being kind to animals and the planet.
The winner of the competition will receive $1,000 for their school, kindly sponsored by Cookie Time. Every entrant will receive a certificate and a Hell Pizza voucher. Entries can range from artwork, literature, film, music and anything in between!
In 2022, NZVS received entries from across Aotearoa with year 7 student Cynthia Suoliu from Murray’s Bay Intermediate, Auckland, taking out the top prize. Cynthia won with her thought-provoking artwork titled “Habitat Destruction”.
Julia Clements, NZVS President, says “It’s paramount to encourage young New Zealanders to reflect on the importance of kindness to animals, and it’s great to see how many students want to get involved. Think Kind reflects great values - healthy living, sustainability and reducing animal cruelty. Last year we had children expressing themselves through hundreds of different projects. It’s very exciting when whole communities get behind the competition, and everyone enjoys voting for their favourite project in October!”
The closing date for submissions is Sunday, 13th August 2023. After entries close, the NZVS judging panel will select the top 10 projects to present for public voting from 1st October – World Vegetarian Day - which will determine the overall winner. The top 10 projects will receive a prize pack from our sponsors. The winner will be announced on 1st November, World Vegan Day!
The competition would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Cookie Time, OSM, Hell Pizza, Proper Crisps, Goodbye, Angel Food, Panna Soaps, The Baker’s Son, TranzAlpine Honey, Plan*t, Goodness Me, Solomons Gold, Clinicians and Trade Aid.
For more information, guidelines and resources click here.