September 2, 2014
MADISON -- The winning design for the 2015 Wisconsin State Parks admission sticker features a butterfly atop of a purple coneflower and was designed by Josie Tollaksen, a junior at Poynette High School. The winning design was selected from 167 entries into the design contest. It will be printed on state park and forest annual vehicle admission stickers and displayed on more than 150,000 vehicles.
2015 winning design by Josie Tollaksen, a monarch butterfly sitting on a coneflower
The second place design featuring a great blue heron in flight by Whitney Ryan of Appleton North High School. The third place winner was a design of herons and maple leafs was won by Austin Steelman, Waukesha South High School. Second, third and runner up designs are available by searching the DNR website dnr.wi.gov for "contest."
The vehicle admission stickers provide access to more than 60 state park, forest and recreation area properties across Wisconsin. The stickers are required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks and recreation areas. Some state forest and trail parking areas also require a sticker.
Admission stickers cost is $25 for Wisconsin residents or $35 for nonresidents - the same as last year. A family with more than one vehicle registered to the same household may purchase additional state park stickers at half price. A senior citizen annual sticker for $10 is available for Wisconsin Residents 65 years of age and older. Annual trail passes are $20 for residents and nonresidents.
The 2015 vehicle admission stickers will go on sale in December.
Entries for the 2016 Wisconsin state park sticker design contest are being accepted now through April 17, 2015. The contest is open to all high school age students (ninth through twelfth grades) attending public, private, or parochial schools in Wisconsin.
The design must be the artist's original creation and cannot be copied or duplicated from previously published art, including photographs, clip art or electronic graphic images. Photographs or photo manipulations are not accepted.
Contest rules, a design template and entry form are available by searching the DNR website dnr.wi.gov for "contest."
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Holtan, Wisconsin State Parks, Forest and Trails public affairs manager, 608-267-7517