DNR Youth Education

Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages roughly 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic, and commercial lands across Washington. In addition, we also protect 13 million acres of forest land from wildfire.
To learn more about the work that DNR does and the natural resources that make Washington so special, explore some of the activities linked below!
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2023 Department of Natural Resources Art Contest 

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Theme: Environmental Justice League

The Department of Natural Resources art contest requires students to create their own representation of environmental justice in action and the work of environmental justice superheroes! Environmental Justice is the fair treatment of ALL people. Everyone deserves equal protection from environmental hazards, opportunities to make decisions for their communities, and healthy places to live, work and play. You can use paint, make a collage, or create digital art, whatever fits your style! Your art will be featured in DNR offices across the state. 
Artists will be divided by grade into four categories: K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12.  Prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Select artwork will be displayed digitally at the Natural Resources Building (NRB). Artwork must be submitted by 9 p.m. April 18th, 2023. Review the complete 2023 art contest rules here

Submit Your Artwork/Vote For Artwork

Voting begins at 11 a.m. on April 19th and ends at 5 p.m. on April 26th. Winners will be announced on April 27. Select artwork will be displayed digitally at the Natural Resources Building (NRB). 
Good luck, artists! 

2023 Art Contest Flyer

DNR art contest flyer pdf clickable link
Flyer available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, Tagalog, and Korean.
To request additional translation, contact DNRREWCD@dnr.wa.gov