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Story last updated at 4:18 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fish and Wildlife offers art contest




The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has launched the "Get to Know Contest" for the first time across the United States. The contest seeks to use art to help youth feel more connected to nature. Youth age 19 and under can enter the contest by submitting original works of art, writing, photography, video and music inspired by the natural world. Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman started the Get to Know Contest in Canada in 2000 to encourage youth to get outdoors and get to know their neighbors of other species. For the past two years, the contest also has been offered in California, and goes national for the first time this year.

The deadline to submit works is July 16. Art, writing, photography, video and music entries can be submitted online at wwww.get-to-know.org/contest/us.

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