Attention Wilderness Lovers! Get your community outdoors

Are you the kind of person who knows how to inspire your friends and family to share your passion for nature?

We want to hear your best idea. We’ve partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, the Ad Council, GOOD ( and GOOD Maker ( to launch the “Discover the Forest, Get Your Community Outdoors!” challenge.

We’re looking for ideas on how you can inspire your friends and neighbors to escape their stress and discover the great outdoors. What would you tell or show someone to convince them to spend more time with their family outdoors? How could you help them get there? How could you explain all of the benefits? Think about your favorite way to enjoy the wilderness—what makes that so great?

Get Your Community Outdoors! challenge

Submit an idea from Oct. 16 to Nov. 13 (noon Pacific Time). Our judges will select which applicants will pass to the voting round. From November 14 to November 30 (noon Pacific Time), we’ll open it up to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the public in selecting the winner.

Submission tips to get you started

• Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.

• Write at least 3-5 sentences that explain how you would inspire your community to escape and enjoy nature.

• If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at

The project with the most votes will receive $1,000 in grant funding to activate their idea and $500 worth of airfare on Frontier Airlines. We know you’re not in it for the perks, but hey, they don’t hurt!

To find more information and submit your idea, visit

Don’t forget to pass the good news along to a friend and stay connected with the contest by following @GOODmkr on Twitter or use the hashtag #CommunityEscapeChallenge