Art Gone Wild Submissions Open!

Art Gone Wild Submissions Open!

The Zoo is hosting its annual “Art Gone Wild” art contest. Submissions are open now through December 1st. Artists of all ages and experience levels are invited to paint or draw the Zoo animals that inspire them most and submit their work for judging at the Zoo's Annual ZooLights event in December.

Entries for Art Gone Wild are free, but submissions are limited to one per person. Artwork entered must be 2-D and drawn or painted entirely by hand. Submission categories are as follows:

  • Beginner (Child up to 2nd Grade)
  • Intermediate (Child Grades 3rd - 6th)
  • Advanced (Child Grades 7th - 12th)
  • Adults (All Adults)

Submissions will be on display 12/10 & 12/11 during ZooLights for visitors to vote for their favorites in person. A first, second and third place winner will be determined within each category by public vote and an overall winner will be determined by a panel of community judges.

The deadline for art submissions is December 1st and submissions can be dropped off at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo (3601 Thomas Road) during normal business hours.

Full “Art Gone Wild” details can be found HERE.