Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine Announces Draw Ricky Contest for Kids

One of the funnest parts of my job as Assistant Editor of Ranger Rick Jr. magazine is opening mail from our young readers. Every time I dig into the big pile of envelopes I know I’m going to find touching letters from kids and parents, awesome photos of our readers enjoying the outdoors, and creative animal drawings that never fail to make me smile. Some wow me with their artistic talent, and others make me laugh as I try to figure out where the “tiger family with butterflies and bunny rabbit” is located in the mass of beautiful scribbles I see on the page.

Every month we publish five or six drawings or photos from our readers in the “Ricky’s Mail” section of Ranger Rick Jr. Ricky is a playful young raccoon who guides kids through the pages of the magazine, and he loves to get mail! We also feature reader mail in a monthly slideshow on our website.Ricky's Mail spread from Ranger Rick Jr. magazine

Since our readers love sending us drawings, and we love our readers, we decided to hold a “Draw Ricky” contest for these talented young artists. So send us your best drawing of your favorite little raccoon, Ricky! The winning drawings will be featured in the October issue of Ranger Rick Jr., and the winning artists will receive a Ranger Rick Jr. baseball cap. We’ll also send the winners six complimentary copies of the October issue, so they can share their artistic debut with their family and friends.

Even if your drawing isn’t published in the magazine, there’s still a chance for fame (but maybe not fortune). We’ll be featuring many more of our favorite Ricky drawings on Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Be sure to follow us to see all the drawings and get updates about the contest!

How to Enter

Drawing of Ricky by Julia
Drawing of Ricky by Julia
To enter the Draw Ricky contest, submit your drawing online at nwf.org/DrawRicky. Or send them by mail to Draw Ricky Contest, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190. Please include your name, age, address, phone number, and email address with your submission. All entries are due by June 30. See our website for official rules. Have fun drawing Ricky!