Nature Quest

Nature Quest Art Contest

Explore your backyard, a local park, or other outdoor environment. Tell your nature story by drawing, painting, photography, recycled art, 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


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.

Looking for Inspiration?

Visit these nature parks for more inspiration

2022 Nature Quest Winners

1st: Gianna S.J. “Nature’s Fury”
2nd: Alyssa C. “Summer”
3rd: Ana Lucia S.J. “The Alligators Hunt”

Elementary School Winners

Middle School Winners

High School Winners