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Past Winners

Need some inspiration for your entry? Check out previous winners and runners-up from PETA Kids’ Cutest Vegan Kid Contest and be overwhelmed by their awesomeness. After all, each vegan saves nearly 200 animals a year. What’s more inspiring than that?!

2020

Amelia (Winner)
Amelia (Winner)

Amelia (Winner)

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Why did you go vegan?

Amelia and her older brother made the decision to not eat animals after they asked, “Why is chicken an animal and food?” and learned that chickens have to be killed to become food.

What’s your fave vegan food?

Ramen soup

What’s the number one way you like to help animals?

Amelia is an animal rights activist. She always participates in vigils, Anonymous For The Voiceless events, Canada Goose protests, zoo, circus, rodeo and horse racing protests.

Amelia (Winner)

DeMarco (Runner-Up)
DeMarco (Runner-Up)

DeMarco (Runner-Up)

Fun loving animal lover! 🙂

Why did you go vegan?

DeMarco was born vegan! He is definitely an advocate and wants to save our animal friends and he speaks about the mistreatment of them all the time. His favorite thing to say is, “Animals are our friends not our food!”

What’s your fave vegan food?

Veggie not dogs, icy pops, lentil soup, all vegetables, salads, rice & peas.

What’s the number one way you like to help animals?

DeMarco would love to help the animals from becoming extinct. He read about the cruelty of our animal friends in the Amazon being hunted for bushmeat; he was very concerned about that. After reading that story, he declared with passion, “I want to be a lawyer when I grow up, so I can to save the animals!”

DeMarco (Runner-Up)

2019

Eshiana (Winner)
Eshiana (Winner)

Eshiana (Winner)

Eshiana is an Acro Gymnast and a fierce animal lover with a passion for reading.

Why did you go vegan?

Vegetarian since age 5 and vegan last 2.5 years. Did not want to contribute to the inhumane treatment of animals

What is your fave vegan food?

Tofu scrambles, yogurt/berries and rice and beans!

What is the #1 way you like to help animals?

Sharing the vegan message with classmates

Eshiana (Winner)

Leo (Runner-Up)
Leo (Runner-Up)

Leo (Runner-Up)

Leo says, “You don’t have to eat animals to become an all-around athlete:)”

Why did you go vegan?
Leo transitioned into a vegan lifestyle after doing research and watching a few documentaries. He decided that veganism was not only beneficial to his health but to humanity as well.

What is your fave vegan food?
Leo’s favorite vegan foods are the Impossible burgers and carrots.

What is the #1 way you like to help animals?
The #1 way Leo like helping animals is by letting them remain in their natural habitat and by not eating them.

Leo (Runner-Up)

2018

Angelina
Angelina

Angelina

Angelina for the Animals is a voice for the voiceless. She wants to see a vegan world and compassion for all living beings.

Why did you go vegan?
Angelina became vegan because she didn’t want to be the reason why animals suffer and are killed.

What is your fave vegan food?
Cashew alfredo, vegan pizza, green apples, beyond meat burgers, spinach

What is the #1 way you like to help animals?
By advocating for them every chance she gets. Wearing vegan shirts, speaking about animals and veganism, participating in demos and protests and bearing witness.

Angelina

Alastair
Alastair

Alastair

A vegan activist since he was 3, Alastair always speaks out for the rights of animals and recently did a presentation to his class about factory farming & pigs.

Why did you go vegan?
Mom went vegan when he was 1, and he has continued to make choices that do not cause harm to animals.

What is your fave vegan food?
Lentil burger

What is the #1 way you like to help animals?
Alastair is an activist for animals! He goes to pig vigils to give water and love to pigs with the Los Angeles Animal Save group, participates in Cubes of Truth with Anonymous for the Voiceless, and most recently did a presentation on factory farming for his class when they read Charlotte’s Web.

Alastair

2017

Rhyan
Rhyan

Rhyan

Rhyan

Khendall
Khendall

Khendall

Khendall

2016

Vivian
Vivian

Vivian

Vivian

Evan
Evan

Evan

Evan

2015

Genesis
Genesis

Genesis

Genesis

Matthew
Matthew

Matthew

Matthew

2014

Naomi
Naomi

Naomi

Naomi

Matthew
Matthew

Matthew

Matthew

2013

Ciera
Ciera

Ciera

Ciera

Vaughn
Vaughn

Vaughn

Vaughn

2012

Alexandra
Alexandra

Alexandra

Alexandra

Liam
Liam

Liam

Liam

2011

Trinnu
Trinnu

Trinnu

Trinnu

Owen
Owen

Owen

Owen