Youth Art Contest

Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

2019 Contest now open - Deadline to enter is April 14, 2019

In celebration of Endangered Species Day (May 17, 2019) Roger Williams Park Zoo is accepting art entries from local K-12 grade students and homeschoolers in the New England area depicting threatened/endangered species. Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats, and learn what we can do to help protect them. 

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2019 Contest Guidelines

All entries are to be submitted electronically.
Students’ artwork must be original. Computer-generated and traced images will not be judged.
All artwork must depict threatened/endangered species. View our 2018 finalists, below.
Must explain why saving your species from extinction is important.
Entries must be received by April 14, 2019. Late entries will not be judged.

Submit Your Artwork

GRAND PRIZE: A RWPZoo swag bag full of special surprises and a $100 gift card to Jerry's Artarama of Providence.

GRADE CATEGORY WINNERS: Each grade-winner shall receive a $25 gift card to Jerry's Artarama of Providence and a family four (4) pack of tickets to RWPZoo.

All winners will have their artwork custom framed and displayed in the Zoo's Hasbro's Our Big Backyard exhibit, on the Zoo's website and social media.

Thank you for helping us save wildlife and wild places from extinction.
Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of protecting endangered species and learning what you can do to protect them.
2018 Winning Entries

In celebration of Endangered Species Day, Roger Williams Park Zoo, hosted its first ever Endangered Species Youth Art Contest in 2018. The Zoo received over 150 art submissions from talented local students from all across New England! Each child detailed the importance of saving endangered/threatened species and a passion for conserving wildlife. A huge round of applause to everyone who submitted! Check out the winning artwork displayed in the Zoo's Hasbro's Our Big Backyard.


2018 Winning Entries by Grade Category:


Three-toed sloth - Grace Alfano (K-2)


Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Zachary Leone (3-5)


Red Wolf - Leila Toubia (6-8)


Wolf - Sydney Lague (9-12)


2018 Grade Category Semi-finalists:


Red Panda - Lillian Savaria (K-2)


Red Wolf - Caroline Charland (3-5)


Rufa Red Knot - Ella Zhu (6-8)


Hawksbill Sea Turtle - Julia Medeiros (9-12)


Southern Right Whale - Nathaniel Riggs (9-12)

Thank you again to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winning artists! We look forward to next year's Art Contest for even more talented submissions.