Nature’s Art Contest 2023

Win three tickets to The Dinosaur Place!

Theme: “What would Monty T. Rex do on his Winter Vacation?

Remember Monty, a huge T-Rex that greeted you at the entry of The Dinosaur Place? Yes, the one on Route 85 that likes to change his outfits! 😉

Monty is starting a Nature’s Art contest for all creative dino-enthusiasts grades K-8. Any art forms (painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, etc.) are welcome.

Picture our Monty T. Rex on his Winter Holiday and win three tickets for FREE entry into The Dinosaur Place during the summer of 2023! All participants will receive a Recognition & Appreciation Certificate signed by Monty himself.

You can send your drawings through email or snail mail! You can always drop it off by hand at The Shops any day of the week from 10 am to 6 pm, except for Tuesdays 😊

Deadline: February 28th.

(If you forgot how Monty looks like, scroll to the bottom of the page;-)

Have a ROARING good time!

  1. Eligibility: Participants need to be between grades K-8;
  2. The entries will be grouped as follows: Division 1: grades K-3, Division 2: grades 4-8;
  3. We will not disclose participants names or age without your consent;
  4. A winner will be chosen between March 1 – 8, 2023;
  5. All entries may be featured on a T-Rex Wall in The Shops and on The Dinosaur Place social media & website;

Digital submissions: [email protected] or upload it below;

Mail-in submissions: Nature’s Art Village, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370

  1. Application must include Artist Name, Artist Grade, Parent or Legal Guardians name, e-mail or mailing address. Please do not put any personal information on the artwork (names, ages, etc).
  2. How will the winners be chosen? After the contest deadline on February 28th, all submissions will be reviewed by the contest judges at Nature’s Art Village. The winning illustrations will be notified via the contact information provided and will be required to sign a consent/release form.
  1. Conditions of Entry. By submitting an Entry in this Contest, each Entrant warrants and represents that the Entrant owns all rights to the Entry he/she is entering in this Competition and is the sole work of the Entrant. By submitting an Entry, Entrant agrees to the Official Rules, and further agrees to indemnify and hold Nature’s Art Village and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of Nature’s Art Village Indemnities due to or arising out of the Entrant’s Entry materials in this Contest, or the Entrants conduct during and in connection with the Contest, including but not limited to trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation. Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold harmless Nature’s Art Village and The Dinosaur Place from all claims that any advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Nature’s Art Village infringes on the rights of Entrant’s work as contained in any Entry.
  2. Odds of winning vary by number of entries received
  3. The prize is three (3) tickets for the winner from Division 1 (grades K-3) and three (3) tickets for the winner from Division 2 (grades 4-8) of day passes to The Dinosaur Place for our 2023 season.
  4. The prize will be available for a pick up at The Dinosaur Place on your first visit.
  5. Tickets only redeemable at The Dinosaur Place during the 2023 season. Tickets are non-redeemable on days of special events or in conjunction with other promotions. Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash-value.
  6. Recognition & Appreciation Certificates will be available for a pick up starting March 10th.
  7. The Artworks must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, profane, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Art Contest.

Please note that some of our attractions are weather dependent so be sure to check our website and social media pages for availability.

Art Contest 2023

Application must include Artist Name, Artist Grade, Parent or Legal Guardians name, e-mail or mailing address. Please do not put any personal information on the artwork (names, ages, etc).
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Parental Consent(Required)