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Nature Art Contest


Explore your back yard, a local park or other outdoor environment. Tell your nature story by drawing, painting, photographing, or through poetry. Enter the art contest by uploading your artwork to be displayed in our Nature Quest exhibition and possibly win a cash prize!

Contest Guidelines

  • Contest launches May 1, 2020.
  • Open to youth ages 18 & under.
  • Contest ends on November 1, 2020.
  • All artwork will be featured in an art exhibition at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex Gallery from December 1, 2020, to January 1, 2021.

Looking for Inspiration?


Visit these nature parks for more inspiration:
  • Patuxent River Park
  • Walker Mill Regional Park
  • Watkins Regional Park

Prizes

The Department of Parks and Recreation’s contest in Prince George’s County will recognize winners in three categories: elementary school, middle school, and high school. Prizes in each group are $200 for 1st place winners, $100 for 2nd place winners, and $50 for 3rd place winners. Poetry will be recognized in a separate category with cash prizes of $200 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place. All prizes may not be awarded.

2019 CONTEST ENTRIES