Calling all young filmmakers, the OHS is challenging you to submit your best animal videos to our first-ever Child and Youth Paw-some Animal Video Challenge! There will be great prizes, all skill levels are welcome and to keep things fair, the competition is split into four age groups:

  • 6-7 years old
  • 8-10 years old
  • 10-13 years old
  • 14-17 years old

Here are some ideas to help you get the film reels spinning:

  • How do you give your pet the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare?
  • Your pet playing their favourite game
  • Your pet doing some fun tricks
  • You and your pet spending quality time together
  • Wild animals in their natural habitat (don’t get too close!)

Please note: All video submissions will become property of the OHS and may be used in future promotions.

Winning criteria: While we appreciate all entries and can’t wait to see what you come up with, a winner must be selected. The winning videos will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Animals are the focus of the video
  • Videos must be 10 to 30 seconds long
  • The video is creative and entertaining
  • The video teaches an important lesson about being a responsible pet owner or shows how to build a more humane and compassionate community for animals.

What are the prizes? The winners will each receive a special OHS goodie bag (valued at $50). We will also share all winning videos on the OHS Facebook page for everyone to see!

Competition deadline: Submissions for the Child and Youth Paw-some Animal Video Competition close Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced by Friday, April 23, 2021.

How to submit? Submit your video by email to When you submit, please include your name, age and (in case you win) your home address!