Protect & Save Our Animal Friends Poster Contest

Rules for Entry

  • Poster Contest is open to students in 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grades in Illinois.
  • Two divisions – one for 3rd and 4th grades and one for 5th and 6th grades.
  • Posters shall not have been entered in any previous Optimist Contest and students are allowed to enter only one Optimist Club’s Poster Contest.
  • Posters must be on poster or illustration board – 14” x 22” (horizontal or vertical) and have a flat surface with no moving parts.
  • Posters shall include only original artwork. No computer-generated pictures or wording are allowed. Poster designs may not incorporate any photographs, magazine or newspaper illustrations.
  • Dark colors show best, and markers, paints, crayons and colored paper all work well on posters.
  • The Contest Slogan is: “Protect and Save Our Animal Friends”.
    Illustrations must be used in addition to words and must be related to the contest slogan.
  • Entries must be submitted by Friday, April 14th at 5 PM by:
    – By taking a picture of the poster and sending it to
    – By bringing the poster to Heartland Animal Shelter, 586 Palwaukee Drive, Wheeling, where it will be displayed.
  • The entry form with all information completed must be submitted at the same time.
  • Winners will be notified by email or phone by May 5th.