Wild Things 2021 Virtual Youth Art Contest

Calling all Youth Artists! Participate in the Wild Things Youth Art Contest today!

The Wild Things Youth Art Contest is held every year as a part of "Wild Things," Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex's celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. Although the Wild Things 2021 event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SELA NWR is pleased to be able to still offer the Wild Things Youth Art Contest with a virtual exhibition in October.

This contest encourages youth ages 5-18 to engage with nature through art, showcasing wildlife and nature related art from young artists from throughout the region. Hopefully, this connection will inspire participants to care about and become stewards of their rich wildlife inheritance.

The deadline to enter is 4 p.m., October 20, 2021. Contest rules, entry form, a gallery of past winning artworks and resource list of native plants and animal species in the area are all available at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh/COSA/WT_Youth_Art.html.
To request information to be mailed to you, please call: 985-882-2021. 

Ribbons and prizes will be awarded to all first, second and third place winners, and honorable mention winners will receive ribbons.

Send entries to:
USFWS/SELA Refuges
Attn: Youth Art Contest
61389 Hwy 434
Lacombe, LA 70445


The Wild Things Youth Art Contest is made possible in part by The Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges LLC., a non-profit organization that supports conservation and education projects throughout the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complexand community support of many volunteers.

For more information, direct questions to Ranger Diane at 985-882-2021 or diane_barth@fws.gov.

PHOTO: 2020 winning entry. "Model Frog" by Zoe Eymard.

Wild Things 2021 Virtual Youth Art Contest