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Art Contest Raises Awareness for Animal Rights

March 4, 2012 by Tails Magazine in Home with 0 Comments

Cat in kennelThe National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes compassion, respect, and justice for animals by opposing the use of live animals in surgical medical testing and experimentation.

For more than 20 years, amateur and professional artists have participated in NAVS’ “Art for Animals” by submitting artwork, photographs, poems and songs about animals.

This annual art contest provides an opportunity for animal lovers and artists of all ages to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. NAVS is calling for artists, musicians, writers, and photographers to use their talents to express respect and compassion for animals. Enter the 2012 “Art for Animals” by producing artwork that best demonstrates the 2012 theme:  “Being a Voice for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves.”

NAVS’ annual art contest also helps animals by providing viewers with a fresh perspective or educational message about respect, justice, and compassion for animals.

Entrants may wish to honor animals that have made a difference in their lives or give a voice to those who suffer silently in the name of science. Whether you are inspired by animals in your life or animals in your thoughts, you can be a powerful and creative force on behalf of animals and help support the NAVS mission.

Another benefit of entering is that your work of art could be chosen to illustrate a NAVS publication, poster, stationery, or other media. The deadline for submissions is May 4, 2012. Download the Art for Animals 2012 entry form, including Rules & Guidelines, Awards, and Eligibility. To see last year’s winners, visit http://www.navs.org/site/PhotoAlbumUser.

If you do enter, let us know. We’d love to share your work with the TAILS community!

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