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

Contest runs from May1st - 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 Get to Know Contest in the United States. This contest is separate from the Get to Know Contest held in Canada, and different rules apply to each contest.

  • Open to all US residents 19 and under.
  • 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 November 1st.
    Mail in entries must be post-marked by November 1.
  • You may enter as many categories as you want!
  • Entries must be inspired by nature (i.e no domestic animal entries).

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

Check out the awesome prizes you could win!

Art entries could win prize packages from Binders Art Supplies.

Photo entries can win Panasonic digital cameras.

Video entries can win Panasonic video cameras.

A one-year subscription to the Ranger Rick wildlife magazine (age 7-12) kindly provided by the National Wildlife Federation.

From rivers to oceans, your aquatic themed entries could win a special prize package from Wildlife Forever that includes a fishing rod and reel prize, along with a VIP invitation to attend the State-Fish Art EXPO.

Contest Updates

Hike for Health Contest

Want to get outdoors this summer? Join NatureKidsBC, Rotaract and the Get to Know in the Hike for Health! Bring your cameras and enjoy a day filled with activities at Mill Creek Regional Park, including photography, compass orientation and a guided tour to Mill Creek Falls!

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