Between January 1 and April 7, the Get to Know Contest’s Entry portal was open and collecting nature inspired entries from youth across North America. After all, nature inspires us year-round so why not celebrate it every day of the year?! These Early Bird entries can be found within this year’s Contest Gallery and of all these amazing entries, 3 were selected as Early Bird Winners.
With our society’s becoming more urbanized, it’s no surprise that today’s youth learn a great deal about the environment through their city, rather than out in nature themselves. Therefore, we’re happy to announce that this year’s Get to Know Contest is getting some great city support! Several cities have officially accepted the Get to Know City Challenge and pledged to get their young citizens outdoors and participating!
Here at the Get to Know offices, the arrival of March means one big thing… err, maybe two. Firstly, Spring is just around the corner and with that more daylight hours and milder weather to be active outdoors, and two, the Get to Know Contest is now only a month away!
On a blustery morning in early March, over 200 youth braved the cold in a downtown Kelowna park for one goal… to dance their hearts out and encourage other youth to get outdoors, celebrate nature and express themselves through the Get to Know Contest!
The Get to Know Contest strives to instill and connect kids with all of nature’s amazing and diverse biodiversity. From the gentle giants of the deep to the minutest tree dwelling insects, it’s clear that our planet’s biodiversity is all connected.
In conjunction with the CWF Get to Know Contest, our friends at the Wildlife Habitat Canada hold an annual Youth Conservation Stamp Contest! The winning piece of art is then turned into the Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp. By purchasing and promoting the stamp, individuals will be helping young people understand the importance of the natural world around us, while ensuring that this exquisite resource is protected for years to come.
November was a busy month for Get to Know as we celebrated contest winners from both Canada and the United States! Get to Know Contest's motto is Connect, Create and Celebrate, so we were thrilled with all of our partners and supporters who helped to celebrate these amazing winners.
Every year, thousands of youth across Canada and the U.S. submit works of art, writing, videography, photography and music inspired by their time spent outdoors. Always unique and diverse, the submitted works are a display of a country’s spirit, appreciation and gratitude to their environment.
We love hearing and sharing memories and stories from youth who got to attend this year's Get to Know Art & Nature Camp at Point Pelee National Park. Here are a few more great experiences for us to all live vicariously through!
Thank you for helping us decide this year’s Get to Know Contest’s People Choice Winners! In an effort to reward as many youth as possible, the top liked works on the Gallery, excluding contest winners works, have been determined and we are exciting to announce Hunter, Emily and Jason as winners of this year’s People’s Choice!