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  • 2017


    Welcome to the Kids to Parks Day School Contest

    This year, National Park Trust is once again hosting the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest! The purpose of the contest is to empower students to create and plan their own park experience. This national contest is open to all under-served schools across the country and in all U.S. Territories. Students can submit proposals for a Kids to Parks Day event at a park in their community. National Park Trust will award grants up to $1,000 to winning entries. Grants will be used by the winners to implement their Kids to Parks Day event during the month of May 2017. Contest entries will be accepted beginning on Monday, November 7, 2016. Deadline for entries is on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 via our website.

    Watch our school contest video from 2016.

    How to enter:

    1. Download the entry form here WORD or PDF
    2. Students must complete the two-page entry form
    3. Winners will receive: PDF
    4. Email, mail, or fax the proposal to:
      National Park Trust
      c/o Kids to Parks Day School Contest
      401 E. Jefferson Street
      Suite 207
      Rockville, MD 20850 or
      Fax: (301) 279-7211

      If you have any questions, please email or call Billy Schrack or Katie Zimmerman at (301) 279-7275

  • Sample Contest Entries

    Sample Contest Entries

    We encourage everyone to be as creative as possible with your contest entries. Feel free to include videos, pictures, drawings, and/or letters. Below are some examples of past winning entries that can serve as a guide.

    Questions? Contact Billy Schrack or Katie Zimmerman at (301) 279-7275

  • Past Winners

    Past Winners

    View past winners of our National School Contest.