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Contact(s): Paul Holtan, state parks public affairs manager, 608-267-7517
May 23, 2017

MADISON - A design of the sun setting behind a lake-side campsite won the 2018 Wisconsin State Park admission sticker design contest for Carly Rishel, a senior 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 265,000 vehicles.

2018 Winning Design

Winning design by Carly Rishel
Cedarburg High School

Rishel will receive an engraved plaque, a 2018 annual vehicle admission sticker featuring her design when they become available in December and a state trail pass.

Second place was won by Grace Wroblewski also of Cedarburg High School whose entry depicted an owl with a full moon in the background and third place was won by Megan Miller, of Waupun Area High School, with a design of a whitetail buck deer.

Honorable Mention went to:

To see all of the sticker contest entries, search the Department of Natural Resources website,, for keyword "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.

Annual admission stickers cost $28 for Wisconsin residents or $38 for nonresidents. A family with more than one vehicle registered to the same household may purchase additional state park stickers for $15.50 for residents and $20.50 for nonresidents. A senior citizen annual sticker for $13 is available for Wisconsin Residents 65 years of age and older. The 2017 admission stickers will go on sale in early December.

This is the 27th year a Wisconsin high school student has designed the Wisconsin State Park admission sticker. The contest is open to students in grades nine through 12 or equivalent, attending public, private or parochial schools or home schooled in Wisconsin.

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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