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November 25, 2013

MADISON - Entries are now being accepted for Wisconsin's Great Lakes photo contest, with the winning entries to be featured in a beautiful four-color calendar available at the Wisconsin State Fair and for download.

"We invite people to give us their best shot," says Steve Galarneau, who leads the Department of Natural Resources Office of the Great Lakes, which sponsors the contest. "Show us what you love and appreciate about the Great Lakes with your photos and your writing."

Photos of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior as well as their tributaries, wetlands and harbor towns are eligible for the contest; all entries must be received by Feb. 2, 2014.

Photos in all seasons are needed and will be accepted in the following categories: Natural Features and Wildlife; Cultural and Historic Features; People Enjoying Wisconsin's Great Lakes; and Lake Protection Activities, according to Jo Temte, the communication specialist who coordinates the contest.

Last year, DNR received more than 500 photos of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.

DNR's Office of the Great Lakes is also accepting writings about Lake Superior or Lake Michigan. Statements, short essays, stories, poems and songs can be submitted to the Office of the Great Lakes.

Photos and writings may be used in the calendar and other Great Lakes publications as well as on the DNR's website and in displays and presentations, Temte says.

For more information, contest rules, and submittal instructions, visit: and search photo contest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo Temte at 608-267-0555.

Last Revised: Monday, November 25, 2013

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