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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Contact: 225-273-6439

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo's Art Gone Wild Returns

Submissions Due November 28


October 28, 2014


Baton Rouge, La.—BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, along with Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, presents the fifth annual Art Gone Wild art contest. 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.


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. No digitally enhanced or created artwork, computer generated images or photography will be accepted. Submission categories are as follows:

  • Alligator: Children up to 2nd grade
  • Eagle: Children 3rd to 6th grade
  • Giraffe: Children 7th to 12th grade
  • Rhino: Adult beginners and non-professionals
  • Tiger: Adult professional


“As we partner with Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, we are delighted to highlight the incredible beauty of animals from the eyes of our community’s talented artists,” said Phil Frost, Zoo Director. “Art Gone Wild is an important part of our annual ZooLights tradition and we continue to enjoy sharing the features of wildlife and the talent of our community.”


Submissions will be on display December 11-14 during ZooLights for visitors to vote for their favorites in person. Voting will also be available beginning December 10 on the Zoo's Facebook page. 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 November 28 at noon and submissions can be dropped off at the Baton Rouge Zoo, Baton Rouge Parents Magazine or the BREC main office. For prize offerings, official rules and registration forms, visit


About BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L'aquarium de Louisiane, Parrot Paradise and KidsZoo exhibits offer fun and education for all ages. The Baton Rouge Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a distinction reserved for only the top 10% of zoos in the nation. For more information, please visit


About Baton Rouge Parents Magazine:


Baton Rouge Parents Magazine is a unique resource that offers the best comprehensive guide to childcare, summer camp programs, an area guide to private schools, after-school programs and special needs programs. As a source of reliable information for metro families for more than 23 years, Baton Rouge Parents Magazine is one of the oldest, continuously published monthly magazines in Baton Rouge, offering a distinctively local perspective on issues affecting families. The free monthly magazine also publishes resource information about local events intended to assist parents in raising happy, healthy children. For parents who want to know how to care for their babies, enjoy their toddlers, and encourage and entertain their school-age children, each issue offers ideas, opinions, expert advice, local calendars of events, media reviews and information about the myriad issues confronted by and discussed among today's Baton Rouge families.


Baton Rouge Parents Magazine is one the most decorated parenting publications in the country, having won numerous Parenting Media Association awards for editorial, photographic and production excellence. Best of all, you can pick up a copy just about everywhere that parents go: daycare centers, private schools, doctor offices, hospitals, bookstores, museums, theaters, and all area McDonald's restaurants.



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