NATURE NEAR YOU: using art & media to share stories

Presented by The Robert Bateman Centre and The Urban Sanctuary Project’s Youth Symposium


The Robert Bateman Centre would like to invite you to take part in our Nature Near You Art Contest. What does Nature mean to you? How do you do your part in keeping a clean and healthy local ecosystem? What can you learn from nature in your own neighborhood? We want to see art work of all forms answering one of these questions or addressing any other idea you have about nature near you. Follow the guidelines below for the opportunity to take part!

All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2018. Please send all entries to Please indicate name, school, and grade when submitting your work. **deadline has been extended, more details coming soon!**

Successful applicants will be notified by February 9th, 2018.

Successful applicants who have non-digital work may drop off their pieces to the Robert Bateman Centre no later than January 31, 2018. The centre is located at 300 – 470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9. Open daily from 10am-5pm.

Accepted Media and Eligibility

From Grades 6 to 8 as of September 2017.
We want everything and anything! This includes:
• Spoken word
• Video (max 3 minutes)
• Photography
• 2D and 3D art in any medium
• A combination!


Successful applicants will have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Robert Bateman Centre’s Traveling Exhibit Bird’s Eye View. This exhibit will be traveling through British Columbia in 2018. This will give a chance for your work to be seen my many communities throughout our province!