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June 18, 2013 > National art contest connects youth with nature

National art contest connects youth with nature

Submitted By Jeffrey Ramsden

Bay Area agencies and the international Get to Know Program are working together to encourage youth to connect with nature through the 2013 Get to Know Contest. The goal of the contest is to engage the power of art to help youth connect with nature. The contest invites youth (19 years and under) to go outdoors and submit works of art, writing, photography, video or music inspired by their natural world.

The Get to Know Contest is being launched throughout the United States this spring with special events throughout the country. Locally, view youth artwork and contest information at the Healthy Parks Healthy People Festival, to be held June 22 at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont.

Art, writing, photography, video and music entries may be submitted online at until November 1, 2013. Contest winners will receive prizes, including art supplies, books, outdoor gear and cameras.

For further information on the 2013 Get to Know Contest, please visit

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