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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

On air with the National Park Service! Contest

We're very excited to be working with our friends at the National Park Service this year to launch a special contest gallery dedicated entirely to spectacular park sites all across America. Listen to this great radio interview with the Associate Director of Interpretation and Education with the National Park Service, Julia Washburn. (Interview starts 6 minutes and 20 seconds in).

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An action-packed contest day in Maryland Contest

Elementary and middle school students in Prince George's County, Maryland had their hands full at Watkins Regional Park earlier this month. Each child had a special opportunity to create their very own nature-inspired masterpiece using natural materials like fallen branches and pine cones. Of course, the celebration wouldn't be complete without a little dancing! Check it out:

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