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Nature Art Contest

Be part of a new Department of Parks and Recreation’s Nature Quest art contest. Explore your back yard, a local park or other outdoor environment. Tell your nature story by drawing, painting, photographing, writing a poem, or making a video. Enter the art contest by uploading your artwork to the Nature Quest website for a chance to win cash prizes!
  • Contest launches May 1, 2019. You cannot make submissions until this time.
  • Open to youth ages 18 & under.
  • Contest ends on November 1, 2019.
  • Winning artwork will be featured in an art exhibition at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex Gallery from December 1, 2019, to January 1, 2020.

Looking for Inspiration?

Visit these nature parks for more inspiration:


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.