Call for Junior Hero To Animal Award Nominations

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The Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey’s (AWFNJ) JUNIOR HERO TO ANIMALS AWARD is presented to a humane-minded student in recognition of the recipient’s initiative in undertaking actions and efforts which contribute significantly to the welfare of animals in New Jersey on a local, regional or state level.  Nominations for the 2014 Award are being accepted until February 15, 2014.  Presentation will be made during the AWFNJ Annual Conference March 14-15, 2014 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa, One Ocean Blvd., Long Branch, NJ.

2014 AWFNJ Junior Hero to Animals Award Nomination Information

Any person with first-hand knowledge of the animal welfare activities of the nominated person, with the exception of members of the board of the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, may submit a nomination.  A nomination form is attached to this document.


  • Students are eligible
  • Nominee must be actively engaged in a specific service for a bona fide organization or be the primary manager of an independent project or activity that enhances the welfare of animals, although adult supervision of the project/activity is expected
  • Projects/activities undertaken in order to meet assignments for school/classroom requirements or in order to complete criteria for scouting, church or other organizational achievements and/or awards are not eligible for the Junior Hero to Animals Award
  • The reach of the project/activity may be limited to a specific organization or local area or may be regional or statewide in scope

A prior recipient of the Junior Hero to Animals award was a teenager who started up and runs an annual local walk, garners sponsors for the event, and donates proceeds to the Monmouth County to be used to further public education about animal welfare issues.

Nominations should be submitted on the attached form.  Nominations will be reviewed by representatives of the AWFNJ for completeness and adherence to eligibility requirements.  Persons submitting nominations as well as additional references supplied will be contacted by representatives of the AWFNJ for a personal conversation and additional information, if necessary.  A panel of judges from within the AWFNJ will review the nominations and contact both the nominee and the nominator prior to the 2013 AWFNJ Annual Conference.

The Junior Hero to Animals Award will be presented during the conference luncheon on either
March 14-15, 2014 between 12 Noon & 2pm.