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Enter the Contest

Three divisions of the contest are offered: veterinary, undergraduate, and graduate students. Entry forms for the divisions are below and must be received by the deadline of October 14, 2019 for the November 22-24, 2019 contest.

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19th Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest Brochure PDF KB
18th Annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Assessment Contest Rules PDF 190KB


Registration for Contest

Undergraduates enrolled in an accredited institution (including Community Colleges and Junior Colleges) offering a curriculum in animal sciences, zoology or other animal-focused studies students are eligible for participation in the undergraduate division. Graduate students enrolled in an accredited institution offering advanced degrees in animal sciences, zoology or other animal-focused studies are eligible for participation in the graduate division. Veterinary students enrolled in an AVMA Council on Education-accredited institution are eligible for participation in the veterinary division. For more information about the undergraduate/graduate/veterinary divisions please contact Dr. Sharon Kuca at 847-285-6713 or at skuca@avma.org.

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AWJAC Online Registration


Travel Grants

Veterinary students enrolled in an AVMA Council on Education-accredited institution are eligible to compete in the contest. To encourage participation in the and to assist in removing related financial impediments, the AVMA offers up to 25 travel grants (maximum of $400/student and a maximum of 4 grants awarded per accredited school) for interested United States veterinary students and up to 12 travel grants (maximum of $600/student and a maximum of 3 grants awarded per school) for international veterinary students. An application form for these travel grants is below. For more information about the veterinary division please contact Dr. Sharon Kuca at 847-285-6713 or at skuca@avma.org.

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19th Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest Travel Grant Application Form_United States Veterinary PDF KB
19th Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest Travel Grant Application Form_International Veterinary PDF KB
19th Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest Expense Report Form_United States Veterinary xls KB
19th Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest Expense Report Form_International Veterinary xls KB

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AVMA Member Veterinarians

A limited number of AVMA members will have the opportunity to take part in the event as non-competitive participants. Up to eight AVMA members will be selected to participate and to receive awards of $800 toward travel costs, thanks to funding provided by Merck. If you're interested in being one of those eight members, please complete the member application form below and return it no later than Sept. 20, 2019 to skuca@avma.org. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 30.

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19th Annual Animal Welfare Assessment Contest Member Application Form docx KB

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