Kids in Vancouver have a new reason to explore the outdoors:
The Vancouver Get to Know Contest


The Rotary Club of Vancouver and Get to Know program are inviting the city’s youth to discover nature in their community and then get creative.  

The contest is free to enter for anyone 19 years and under.

How to Enter:

1. Get outdoors and be inspired by nature, whether it’s a walk in Stanley Park, a hike up Grouse Mountain or the wildlife in your own backyard.

2. Share your experience through a creative medium of your choice: art, photography, video, music or writing.

3. Submit your work at and see it featured in the Vancouver online gallery viewed by audiences across the nation.

Win prizes & get published!

Each entry is a chance to win wild prizes like art supplies, digital cameras, books, gift cards and could even earn a spot in the annual contest calendar.  Thanks to the generous support of the Vancouver Rotary Club, youth have a little extra incentive to ‘get to know’ their wild neighbours this year.

‘Black-capped chickadee’ is a 2014 photo entry by Jessica (age 17) from Vancouver

View more amazing entries in the
Vancouver Gallery here.

Enter the contest today at!
About Get to Know

It’s one thing to teach kids facts about the environment – but give them pencils, paint, a camera or guitar and they experience the wonders of nature with all their senses. Now in its in 15th year running, the
Get to Know program uses the power of art to provide youth with life-changing experiences in the outdoors that help shape them into passionate environmental stewards and the leaders of tomorrow.

A natural fit with Rotary

Get to Know is a Rotary supported – and district recommended – program. Its initiatives are meant to be gateway experiences to other programs that help youth have a positive impact in their community. Contest participants care passionately about the environment, biodiversity and the future of our planet and through Get to Know, are discovering Rotary as a vehicle for turning their passion into community action.

To learn more call (250) 980 3969 or email