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Get inspired by nature! Enter in one of the following categories:

Contest runs from May 1st - November 1st

The Contest invites you to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature. Get Outdoors and “Get to Know Your Wild Neighbours”.

The goal is to be as creative as possible. For inspiration, check out some of the amazing programs offered by our partners. Then, get outdoors and get to know! Submit your work for a chance to win cool prizes. Get started today!

Follow the 'Easy Steps to Enter' on the left hand side to learn more about the contest and how you can enter today!

These are the official rules and regulations for the Rotary Get to Know Contest in Canada. This contest is separate from the Get to Know Contest held in the United States, and different rules apply to each contest.

  • Open to all Canadian residents 19 and under (Don’t live in Canada? Don’t worry. The Video Category is open to youth in all countries!
  • No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest
  • Online entries must be received by no later than 12:59PM PST on Friday, November 1, 2014.
    Mail in entries must be post-marked by November 1.
  • You may enter as many categories as you want!

For details see the complete Contest rules, including the Contest’s originality and plagiarism policy and Entrant Agreement.

Check out what you could win!!

Contest Updates

Final Days of the Contest and Congratulations Events Planning! Contest

We’re entering the final month of this year’s Get to Know Contest. That’s right… after 25 weeks inviting kids right across Canada and the United States to get outdoors and share their nature-inspired works of art, we only have 4 more weeks to go! So if you’ve been working on a masterpiece all summer or haven’t yet started, hurry up and be sure to get your entries in by November 1st for your chance to win and be celebrated!

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US Get to Know Contest Winners' works to be showcased in Pepco Gallery Contest

The Get to Know Contest is about celebrating each and every participant for getting outdoors and creating works of art inspired by nature. As such, each participant will have their work featured on the contest’s online Gallery and has a chance to win some incredible prizes from our partners. When the contest closes on November 1st however, contest judges will select their top favourite works (in all age brackets) to be published in the national 2014 Get to Know Contest Calendar. Just announced, these winning works will also be put on display in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC!

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Last year's Rivers to Oceans Whale Watching Prize Winner's Thank You Contest

With the help of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, last year’s Get to Know Contest helped to celebrate our wild neighbours of Rivers to Oceans! Youth were invited to submit an entry featuring a species that inhabits the ocean, lake, rivers, waterways… any body of water really! We were thrilled to provide one lucky winner and their family with an amazing whale watching trip on Vancouver Island. The winner of last years’ CWF Rivers to Oceans Gallery was Alexandria Swartz, age 13, of Toronto.

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Prizes! Contest

Participating in the Get to Know Contest has its rewards! In addition to the great benefits one already gets from being outdoors, which includes increased self-esteem, motivation to learn, problem-solving skills and social interaction with peers, the Get to Know Contest also awards some lucky youth with prizes!

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