CHILDREN IN GRADES ONE THROUGH THREE ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT THEIR "TAILS OF LOVE" TO THE PURR'N POOCH FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS
Shrewsbury, NJ (February 27th, 2011) – Children in grades one through three from across Monmouth County are invited to submit their animal stories to the Second Annual “Tails of Love" Contest presented by the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and Small Factory Productions. Has your child ever helped an animal in need of love, food, shelter or medical care? Would your child like to share a story or drawing about his or her best friend? Well, if the answer is yes, the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals would love to hear all about it! Contest organizers are looking for creative, original stories and/or drawings from children who love animals. The deadline for contest submissions is Thursday, April 19th, 2012. Winners will be notified on Thursday, April 26th, 2012.
"Tails of Love" is a joint project of the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and Small Factory Productions in support of the Foundation’s educational initiatives that promote the humane treatment and adoption of animals in need and distress. Entries should be no longer than 1,000 words or the size of an 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper. Submissions will be accepted in all forms of media: pencil, crayon, paint, marker or computer-generated art. The sky’s the limit! Entries can be emailed to Small Factory Productions at email@example.com or mailed to Small Factory Productions, 560 River Road STE-C, Fair Haven, NJ 07704.
A panel of judges representing the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals and Small Factory Productions will select eight “Tails of Love” Contest winners and notify the winners by April 26th, 2012. Winners will then be invited to create an original animated short film with the Emmy Nominated creative team at Small Factory Productions in Fair Haven on May 5th and May 12th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Winners must be able to attend both workshops or forfeit their position.
Each winner will receive a DVD copy of the film and appear as special guests at the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals' “Tails of Love” movie premiere at “Paws for a Cause Day” at Pier Village in Long Branch on Saturday, June 2nd. The premiere is part of a full day of kid and pet-friendly fun activities at Pier Village.
“The collaboration between Small Factory Productions and the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals has been an amazing fit," Elizabeth Palazzo, President, Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals. "Thanks to our shared vision, the contest winners will work together to create a fun and unique cartoon that will educate their peers about the humane treatment of animals. By experiencing the love of an animal, children learn about responsibility, compassion and selflessness."
About The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals
The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is dedicated to providing financial support and educational resources to non-profit, no-kill animal rescue groups and organizations. The Purr’n Pooch Foundation supports all species of animals, including, but not restricted to companion pets, farming animals and wildlife. The Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. http://www.purrnpoochfoundation.org
About Small Factory Productions
Since 2008, Small Factory Productions, located on 560 River Road, Suite C in Fair Haven, NJ, has helped to build innovative young minds through its Emmy-Nominated children's arts and technology programs. Small Factory's teachers have created exciting arts programs that meet NJ and NY Core Content Standards for Language Arts, Literacy and Visual and Performing Arts. Students at more than 30 public and private schools across New York and New Jersey have improved, both academically and socially, thanks to Small Factory's unique curriculum. www.mysmallfactory.com