Contact(s): Paul Holtan, 608-235-2126 or Chris Pedretti, 608-264-8958
June 25, 2019
MADISON - A montage of a campsite and kayaker over an outline of the state of Wisconsin by Indian Trail High School and Academy senior Mikaila Garcia of Kenosha, is the winning design for the 2020 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.
"Camping and water sports are among the many activities visitors to Wisconsin State Park System properties enjoy, so this design is a great fit for the Wisconsin State Park admission sticker," said Ben Bergey, Wisconsin State Park System director. "It's also a great fit with our OutWiGo initiative that encourages people to head out and paddle one of our many lakes and rivers to help improve their overall health and wellness by staying active in the outdoors."
Garcia will receive an engraved plaque and a 2020 annual vehicle admission sticker featuring her design when they become available in December.
Second place was won by Colin Dombrowski, Two Rivers High School, whose entry depicted a long-billed dowitcher in a wooded setting, and third place was won by Elinor Decker, Catholic Central High School in Burlington, whose design featured a bee pollinating a flower.
Honorable Mention went to:
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 2020 admission stickers will go on sale in early December.
This is the 29th 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.