Get to Know Your Wild Neighbors!

The 2011 Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest kicks off this Sunday, April 10.

This year, the contest encourages Canadian youth to enjoy nature by getting outside and creating art, writing, digital photography, and videos.

Submit your art for the chance to win cash prizes, an invitation to the week-long Get to Know Art & Nature Camp in Victoria and much more.

In celebration of the International Year of Forests, the theme of the 2011 Get to Know Contest is “This is My Forest”. Whether it’s a single tree in a backyard or acres of boreal forest in a national park, the contest offers youth the opportunity to learn about and celebrate their local forest and its inhabitants.

The contest runs from April 10 to May 23, with launches at participating parks, zoos, and museums all across Canada during National Wildlife Week, April 10 – 16. To learn more and find out how to enter, visit