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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!!

Art entries can win art supplies packages from Opus Framing and Art Supplies

Photo entries can win Panasonic Digital Cameras

Video entries can win Panasonic Video cameras

Music entries could win gift cards (value of $100) to Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Writing entries - Prize packages from Scholastic Books

Pollinator themed entries are eligible to win a weekend getaway in Vancouver, BC at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Calgary and Toronto entries could win an iPad prize giveaway (Submit an entry inspired by Calgary's parks or green spaces and you could win a shiny new iPad, generously provided by Dow Canada.) (Same for Toronto)

Two lucky contestants in Canada will win a guided canoeing expedition with the Canadian Canoe Foundation.

Contest Updates

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Out of twelve incredible pieces of environmental statement art, three were selected by a panel of adjudicators and audience voters: the "Grassland Series" of art, photography and film by Colin Starkevich (age 21), "I Wonder" original song composition by Rachel Layne (age 18) and Ocean Interpretive Dance led by Mya Kough (age 16).

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Bring art to your park this fall Contest

Looking for an innovative way to get kids excited about exploring the great outdoors? Join us for a live, web-based seminar and find out how the 'Get to Know' program gives you the tools to creatively connect youth with nature in their national parks and forests.

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