Statue Naming Contest

Cash for Creativity: Students and Schools Can Win Big in Statue Naming Contest
Posted on 09/03/2021
Dog statue

Beginning on Thursday, September 9, students in elementary and middle school can enter a contest to name the American Military Hero Dog Monument.

The Monument is a tribute to the many brave canines who have served in the five branches of the Armed Forces, from as far back as the Civil War through to current times. It is located outside the Lois Pope Pet Clinic on the grounds of the Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton.

Students are asked to create a piece of art or a brief 30-60 second video stating their suggested name for the dog and an explanation of why that name is relevant and appropriate.

Two winners will be chosen, one elementary school student and one middle school student. Each winner will receive $2,500 and each winners’ school will also receive $2,500. A ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 11 at Tri-County Animal Rescue to honor the winners.


• The contest is open to all elementary and middle school students in the School District of Palm Beach County.

• Only one submission per student.

• Religious or political themes are prohibited.

• Winners must permit their names and photos to be used in all publicity endeavors and they must do interviews with the media.

• Winners must be present for the awards ceremony on November 11. Health and safety protocols will be in place, e.g. wearing of face masks.

• The ceremony will include a luncheon for the winners and their guests, alongside the contest judges and invited dignitaries.

• The deadline to enter the contest is Monday, October 4.

Submissions must be uploaded to the contest website.

The School District of Palm Beach County