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For: Immediate Release February 15, 2000
Contacts: Davida Breier (410) 366-8343
Drew Nelson (410) 366-VEGE



VEGETARIAN ESSAY CONTEST

Do you like to write? The Vegetarian Resource Group is sponsoring an essay contest for students 18 and under. First prize in each category is a $50 savings bond.

Entrants should write a 2-3 page essay on any aspect of vegetarianism or veganism. Vegetarianism is not eating meat, fish, and birds (for example chicken or duck). Vegans are vegetarians who do not use any animal products such as dairy or eggs. Among the many reasons for being a vegetarian are beliefs about ethics, culture, health, aesthetics, religion, world peace, economics, world hunger, and the environment.

Contest categories are ages 8 and under, 9-13, and 14 -18. Entrants should base their paper on interviewing, research, and/or personal opinion. You need not be a vegetarian to enter. All essays become property of The Vegetarian Resource Group. Submissions should be postmarked by May 1 of the current year. This is an annual contest.

Send entries to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Include your name, age, address, telephone number, grade, school, and teacher’s name.

The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization which educates the public about vegetarianism. It publishes Vegetarian Journal magazine and books such as Meatless Meals for Working People – Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes. This 192 page book is a great resource for students and parents. It contains over 100 quick and easy recipes for families who have little time to cook. Meatless Meals for Working People also contains information on what vegetarians can eat or should avoid at 72 fast food and quick service chains. To order, send $12 (including shipping) to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Or call (410) 366-8343.

To receive information about the essay contest and a lesson plan on vegetarianism, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with two first class stamps to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. For loads of great information on vegetarianism, visit The VRG web site at www.vrg.org.

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans do not eat meat, fish, or fowl, and do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. For information about vegetarianism or veganism, send a self addressed stamped envelope with two first class stamps to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.




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