For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:

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


National Get Outdoors Day
3rd Annual Explore Nature Art Contest – Call for Entries


SULPHUR, LA (April 15, 2019) - The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold the community-wide Explore Nature Art Contest in anticipation of the National Get Outdoors Day celebration.  The artwork and entry form must be submitted to the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB by May 17.

Kindergarten – 8th grade students in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes are asked to design their own unique representations of the outdoors in Southwest Louisiana.  The first-place winner’s artwork will be printed on postcards and distributed at Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point.  The first, second and third-place winners will receive Get Outdoors Kits, and the Top 25 entries will be displayed at the National Get Outdoors Day event.

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 Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, 2740 Ruth Street. Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point includes interactive exhibits featuring the outdoors, culture, cuisine and music of Southwest Louisiana.

Entry forms for the art contest are now available at the LC/SWLA CVB, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point, and  For more information on the art contest, contact Shanna Landry at or (337) 502-4233.  Regular hours of operation for Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.