March 13, 2012
John Cunningham (410) 366-VEGE
Sonja Helman (410) 366-8343

Vegetarian Video Scholarship Contest

The Vegetarian Resource Group is pleased to announce a scholarship competition with 3 cash awards at stake. Contestants have until April 20, 2012 to submit their efforts to VRG. The video's premise should relay what the contestant wishes to tell others about vegetarianism and/or veganism.

Potential topics include: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, vegetarianism and animal rights, or other vegetarian topics which appeal to you. Entrants should surely feel free to think outside the box and come up with their own concept, as well!

All videos should be positive, non-critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made. Judges are looking for accuracy and videos that spur them to show others. Therefore, think informative with a creative twist!

Awards for the winning entries include two $250 awards, and one $500 award. Entrants should email their submission to, and include:

1) Your name
2) Street Address, City, State, Zip
3) Phone number
4) E-mail contact
5) Indicate if 18 or older. If you are under 18, please include a parent or guardian's permission for entry and use of the video.
6) A brief statement on why you are interested in vegetarianism.
7) A link to your video.
8) Include Vegetarian Video in the subject line of the e-mail.

For rules & further information, visit the contest page at [ ].

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who also don't use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit which educates the public about vegetarian and vegan diets. It publishes Vegetarian Journal and the book Vegans Know How to Party, offers two $5,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism, maintains a national restaurant guide. and sponsors an e-mail list for parents of vegetarians. For more information, call (410) 366-8343; e-mail, write to VRG, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203; or visit [ ]. Books are available at our online book store [ ].

For poll information about the number of vegetarians, see our poll section. [ ]