Pictured (left to right): Second-place winner Emma Stein, First-place winner Ajanae Ruben, and Third-place winner Jackson Droddy each displaying their artwork.


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Kelli Fontenot, media/public relations manager
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB
(337) 436-9588


National Get Outdoors Day
3rd Annual Explore Nature Art Contest Winners Announced


SULPHUR, LA (June 5, 2018) - The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau recently organized a community-wide art contest in anticipation of the National Get Outdoors Day celebration to be held on Saturday, June 8, at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point (Adventure Point), 2740 Ruth St. Students were asked to design their own unique representations of the outdoors in Southwest Louisiana.

Ajanae Ruben of Western Heights Elementary School won first place in the Explore Nature art contest with her drawing titled, “My Wild Imagination.” Ruben’s artwork will be printed on postcards and handed out at Adventure Point.

Second place was awarded to Emma Stein for her drawing, “Sportsman’s Paradise,” and third place was earned by Jackson Droddy for his drawing titled “Louisiana Camping Trip.”  Emma and Jackson are both students of Westwood Elementary School.

“This year’s contest entries were fun, colorful, and they included plants and animals that can be found along the Creole Nature Trail. The Top 25 entries will be displayed at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point during the National Get Outdoors Day event,” said Shanna Landry, director of administration & satellite office of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau.

National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. The community is invited to commemorate National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Adventure Point as well as explore natural wonders along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Adventure Point includes interactive exhibits featuring the outdoors, culture, cuisine and music of Southwest Louisiana, and the knowledgeable Adventure Guides on staff can make suggestions on what to see and do in the great outdoors in Southwest Louisiana.

Regular hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, log onto www.adventurepoint.info.