Oklahoma youth are getting a chance this year to share their outdoor heritage by competing for an outdoor getaway. The essay contest is an ideal way for youth to show their love for the outdoors. To participate, students must be 11-17 years of age and currently enrolled in any Oklahoma school or home school. Students must use the theme of “Hunting: Sharing the Heritage” or “Archery: What I like about Archery in the Schools and Bowhunting” or the concept of the theme to develop a descriptive essay or short story. Prizes include $500 travel expense-paid trips to New Mexico and Texas, essay publication, scholarships and Safari Club International memberships. For more information, please visit www.wildlifedepartment.com/education/writingcomp.htm.