Child and Youth Paw-some Animal Video Competition

Calling all young filmmakers, the OHS is challenging children and youth to submit their 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 your child 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 your kids 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 child’s video by email to humaneeducation@ottawahumane.ca. When you submit, please include your child’s name, age and (in case they win) your home address!