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Students: Enter Our Chimp Drawing Contest

Celebrity judge Patrick McDonnell will help choose the winning artwork

  • Sophia Lovato, a fourth grader from Monument, Colo., was awarded the grand prize in the 2009 Chimps Deserve Better drawing contest. HSUS

  • Patrick McDonnell, creator of the beloved cartoon strip “MUTTS” and a member of The HSUS’ board of directors, will choose the two grand prize winners of the 2010 Chimps Deserve Better contest. HSUS

  • Patrick McDonnell’s drawing of a chimpanzee. From HUG TIME by Patrick McDonnell. Text and Illustrations copyright © 2007 by Patrick McDonnell. By permission of Little, Brown and Company. All rights reserved.

On your mark, get set, start drawing—chimps, that is!

Time is running out for students in grades K-12 to enter The Humane Society of the United States' 2010 Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest.

The contest ends on December 17th.

Drawings should reflect the theme of this year's contest: A Tribute to Chimpanzee Sanctuaries.

A panel of judges that includes cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip "MUTTS," will select two Grand Prize winners and six runners-up. Winners will be notified by January 31, 2011.

The Grand Prize winners will each receive an iPod Touch. Runners-up will each receive $25. All eight winning drawings will also be featured on humanesociety.org. If either of the Grand Prize winning entries were coordinated by a teacher, the teacher will receive a $500 gift certificate for school supplies.

For more information about the contest, please check the contest rules [PDF].

The drawing contest was expanded this year to include students in grades 7-12. View the winning entries from the 2009 Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest.

How To Enter

1. Create an 11" x 17" drawing that shows appreciation for the incredible work that chimpanzee sanctuaries do by caring for chimps who were previously used in research laboratories, kept as pets, or used in circuses or other forms of entertainment.

2. Download [PDF], print and fill out the contest application.  

3. Mail the application and your drawing—post­marked no later than December 17, 2010—to:

Chimps Deserve Better Drawing Contest
c/o Jennifer Ball
The Humane Society of the United States
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037

Questions? Check the contest rules [PDF] for more information or contact us.

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