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For information, contact:
Buckhorn State Park
W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave.
Necedah WI 54646
608-565-2789

Buckhorn State Park Amateur photography contest

Buckhorn and Roche-A-Cri state parks hold an annual photography contest every year. The contest is organized by the parks' friends groups. Remember to bring a camera along to the parks to take photos for the contest!

Contest categories

  1. Family in canoePlants (wildflowers, shrubs and trees)
  2. Wildlife (animals, insects, etc.)
  3. People using the park (may need model release in some cases)
  4. Open (landscapes, etc.)
  5. Youth (Photographer must be under age 18. Photos can be of anything at the park).

Contest rules

  1. All pictures must be taken within the boundaries of Buckhorn or Roche-A-Cri State Park between October 1 and September 30 of the next year.
  2. A separate contest will be run at each park. (You may enter pictures in all four categories at both parks). Only two photos per category may be submitted (total of 16 per photographer).
  3. Photos submitted may be black and white or color prints. Prints should not be larger than 4 by 6 inches. Digital photos must be printed on paper. Do not frame or mount photos.
  4. Please label the back of each photo with name, address, phone number, category, age (if entering the youth category) and whether picture was taken at Buckhorn or Roche-A-Cri.
  5. If you would like to have your photos returned, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage.
  6. Any photo entered may be copied by the Wisconsin DNR or the parks' Friends Groups to be used for displays or in publications.
  7. The contest is open to all park visitors except judges, park employees and Friends Group members.
  8. All photos submitted must have negatives available upon request. Photos may be sent or delivered by October 6, to:

Buckhorn State Park
W8450 Buckhorn Park Avenue
Necedah, WI 54646-7338

Judging

A panel of judges will determine the winners. The judges will include representatives of the Friends of Roche-A-Cri, Friends of Buckhorn State Park and one of the local newspapers.

Winners

First place winners will receive a $25 gift certificate from one of the sponsors. Names of the winners will be announced on radio stations WRJC (AM1270, FM92.1) Mauston and on WDKM (106.1FM), Friendship. The first place winning photos will be printed in the Messenger of Juneau County (Elroy), Star Times (Mauston) and Times-Reporter (Adams/Friendship) newspapers. The pictures will also be displayed for two weeks at Mauston and Adams County libraries and will be displayed in the Buckhorn and Roche-A-Cri offices for the rest of the year. Second place winners will receive a $10 gift certificate from one of the sponsors.

Sponsors

  • Messenger of Juneau County
  • Adams County Times/Reporter
  • Juneau County Star Times
  • WRJC - FM92.1 and AM 1270
  • WDKM - FM 106.1
  • Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park
  • Friends of Buckhorn State Park

All photos entered will be shown in a digital picture frame at each park office, listing the photographers who submitted them.

Last revised: Saturday May 26 2012