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Slinger High School student wins 2019 state park sticker design contest

Published by Central Office May 29, 2018

Contact(s): Paul Holtan, Office of Communications, 608-267-7517

MADISON - A pair of hiking boots hitting the trail by Slinger High School sophomore Rory Macha, is the winning design for the 2019 Wisconsin State Park admission sticker design contest. 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.

2019 Wisconsin State Park design contest winner by Rory Macha. - Photo credit: Rory Macha
2019 Wisconsin State Park design contest winner by Rory Macha.Photo credit: Rory Macha

"This design is a great fit for the Wisconsin State Park System's new OutWiGo initiative that encourages people to hit Wisconsin's thousands of miles of trails and encourages everyone to improve their overall health and wellness by getting out and active in the outdoors," said Ben Bergey, Wisconsin State Park System director.

Macha will receive an engraved plaque, a 2019 annual vehicle admission sticker featuring her design when they become available in December and a state trail pass. Macha's design was selected from more than 250 entries.

Second place was won by Rachel Slaybaugh of Jefferson High School whose entry depicted a hiker and companion dog walking along a state trail, and third place was won by Jocelyn Sveum, of Mt. Horeb High School, with a design of fireflies flying by fingers signaling a W.

Honorable Mention went to:

The vehicle admission stickers provide access to more than 70 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 2019 admission stickers will go on sale in early December.

This is the 28th 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.

To see all of the winning entries and to find out more about the contest, search the DNR website,, for keyword "contest."

Last Revised: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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