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Wisconsin State Park System Contests and promotions

Several photography contests for Wisconsin State Parks are held annually; some are statewide, and others are specific to a property. The Wisconsin State Park System also holds an annual sticker design contest for high school students.

2015 state park sticker design contest

Wisconsin state park and forest annual vehicle admission stickers are designed by high school students chosen in a statewide contest. The design contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is open to all high school age students attending public, private or parochial schools in Wisconsin.

Entries for the 2015 sticker design contest are being accepted now through Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

2014 Winners

2014 winning design by Ursula ReidThe winning 2014 admission sticker, with a turtle was designed by Ursula Reid, a junior at Cedarburg High School. The winning design will be printed on state park and forest annual vehicle admission stickers and will be displayed on more than 150,000 vehicles.

Thank you to all who submitted artwork!

Second Place
by Zachary Podlewski
Waukesha South High School
Robin and maple leaf pattern
Third Place
by Kyra Verheyen
Waupun Area High School
Henslow's sparrow on cattail
Honorable Mention
by Lauren Nixon
Waukesha South High School
Monarch butterfly
Honorable Mention
by Tanner Van Dera
Appleton North High School
Night lake scene
Honorable Mention
by Luis Mendoza
Preble High School
Honorable Mention
by Baxter Arndt
Cedarburg High School
Night camp scene
Honorable Mention
by Haley Brost
Cedarburg High School
Tent scene
Honorable Mention
by Olivia Beyer
Slinger High School
Playing frisbee
Honorable Mention
by Alex Maes
Wrightstown High School

Photography contests

Wisconsin is a beautiful state to photograph any time of year, and there is no better place to enjoy the state’s seasonal offerings than Wisconsin’s State Parks. If you enjoy photography and would like to submit some of your best photos, check below for deadlines, entry rules and contest information.

Friends of Wisconsin State Parks - through Aug. 30, 2013

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks (FWSP) holds an annual photography contest. Winning submissions are chosen for the Friends’ Calendar with 100 percent of the calendar proceeds going to the statewide friends organization to aid local friends groups.

Buckhorn/Roche-A-Cri State Parks - through Sept. 30, 2014

Buckhorn and Roche-A-Cri state parks hold an annual photography contest. Photographs can be entered in the categories of wildlife, people using the park, open (landscapes, etc.), and youth (for photographers 18 and younger). Prizes are awarded. Photos must be taken within the boundaries of the parks between Oct. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2013.

Office of the Great Lakes - through Feb. 1, 2014

The Office of the Great Lakes holds an annual photography and writing contest. Winning submissions are chosen for the Great Lakes Calendar. Writing submissions may also be featured in the calendar and on the DNR website and other publications. Deadline for submissions for the next calendar is Feb. 1, 2013.

Last revised: Tuesday December 03 2013