June 7, 2011
MADISON - Five photographers from Wisconsin earned top honors for their entries in the Department of Natural Resources' third annual Wisconsin's Great Lakes" photography contest. Their photos will be featured in a calendar available this summer at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Carolee Euritt-Salat of Land O'Lakes, Karen Gersonde of Milwaukee, Eric Poggemann of Fredonia, and John M. Glowacki of Carey, Illinois won first place honors in the contest's four categories.
Tim Feathers of Schofield, Jessica Zalewski of Milwaukee, and John M. Glowacki of Carey, Ill., won second place for their photographs. Feathers, Poggemann, and Euritt-Salat also submitted photos that received "honorable mention" awards.
Their photos will be featured in the 2011-2012 sixteen-month calendar that the DNR Office of the Great Lakes will give out at the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Aug. 4-14, 2011, according to Jo Temte, the Great Lakes office water specialist who coordinates the contest.
Photographers from across Wisconsin as well as from Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Nevada submitted more than 200 photographs. "We received so many beautiful photos for this year's contest," says Ken Johnson, Water Division Administrator. "The people of Wisconsin and beyond really value our magnificent Great Lakes, and that is reflected in the images we receive each year."
The DNR also coordinates a "Wisconsin's Great Lakes" Writing Project and this year received 14 poems, 11 of which can be found on the Office of the Great Lakes website. Four poems by Mayann Hurtt of Elkhart Lake, Liz Smith of Mellen, Bonnie Dickmann of Cedar Grove, and Karen Gersonde of Milwaukee, will be featured in this year's calendar.
DNR's Office of the Great Lakes will begin accepting photos for next year's contest starting Aug. 1, 2011.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo Temte (608) 267-0555