Youth get creative in Maryland parks Contest

The parks staff in Prince George County (MD) know the secret to getting kids active outdoors: art - and they're showing us why in a special exhibit.

Their year long 'Get to Know' youth arts contest wrapped up this December with the opening of their gallery exhibition.  Stationed at the Hyattsville Sports & Learning Complex, the exhibit features a vibrant collection of drawings, paintings, 'found art' crafts, as well as group projects created in the county's parks and community centers. One in particular - a snow plow mural painted by 33 youth as part of a poetry camp - qualified as a winner in the national Get to Know Contest judged annually by Disney Interactive.

The exhibition is open now until January 4th. 

View the Prince George Parks Contest Gallery here

View the exhibition photos here.

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