To be considered, the nominee must be 18 years old or younger at the time of the nomination, and promote the humane treatment of animals through song, dance, rap, poetry, story, art, photography, video or other artistic or creative medium. Nominations are accepted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and are open until October 31st, 2013. Nominations should contain contact information for the nominee and the nominee’s parent or guardian, and information about or examples of the nominee’s creative efforts for the animals. The award presentation will take place in December 2013.
Animal Hero Kids is a nonprofit organization – 501(c)3 status pending – dedicated to educating and encouraging children to take positive action for animals, and recognizing those young people who lend their voices to the call for a more humane world.
USA Today named Russell Simmons one of the 'Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years', calling him an 'hip-hop pioneer' for his groundbreaking vision that has influenced music, fashion, finance, the jewelry industry, television and film, as well as the face of modern philanthropy. A devoted yogi, Russell also leads the non-profit division of his empire, Rush Community Affairs, and its ongoing commitment to empowering at-risk youth through education, the arts, social engagement, and promoting racial harmony and strengthening inter-group relations.