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Still time to capture yourself in a state park property selfie for chance to win a 2017 state park sticker

Published by Central Office November 1, 2016

Contact(s): Paul Holtan, state parks communications specialist, DNR office of communications, 608-267-7517 or

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: the story map for this challenge is no longer available.]

MADISON - Visitors to any of 12 Wisconsin State Park System properties still have time to capture themselves in a "selfie" and post it to Twitter or Instagram to be entered into a drawing to win a 2017 Wisconsin state park admission sticker.

Photo Credit: Wisconsin Department of Tourism

The Wisconsin departments of Natural Resources and Tourism and the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks are sponsoring the "12 Gem Challenge" that runs through Nov. 13. People visiting any of the 12 designated state park properties can take a "selfie" at any or all of the designated locations within, post it to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #wistateparks and images meeting the guidelines will be added to a photo gallery (exit DNR) on

People can find the designated locations using a mobile-friendly story map (no longer available) that can be accessed through either the DNR or Travel Wisconsin websites or print out the 12 Gem Challenge locations from the DNR website.

One selfie that people take from each of the 12 properties will be entered into the sticker drawing. Sticker winners will be drawn randomly and individuals are only eligible to win one sticker. The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks is donating the 10 stickers for the drawing winners.

The 12 park properties in this challenge include: Brunet Island State Park; Governor Nelson State Park; Governor Thompson State Park; Harrington Beach State Park; Hartman Creek State Park; Lakeshore State Park; Newport State Park; Perrot State Park; Richard Bong State Recreation Area; Stower Seven Lakes State Trail; Wyalusing State Park; and Yellowstone Lake State Park.

All selfies must be taken at the designated locations within the park and will be verified by park staff before images are included in the challenge drawing. Each image must include the #wistateparks hashtag as well as the name of the park where the image was taken in the image description. All images become the property of the Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Friends of Wisconsin State Parks to be used in promotional campaigns, print and social media platforms.

Winners will be notified after the drawing has been completed through social media messaging.

For more information and detailed drawing terms and conditions search the DNR website for keywords "gem challenge" or go to (exit DNR)

Last Revised: Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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