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Sofia Crowley won first place in the sixth-grade category for her submission in 2019. - Photo credit: DNR
Sofia Crowley won first place in the sixth-grade category for her submission in 2019.Photo credit: DNR

Contact(s): Amanda Kamps, Wildlife Health Conservation Specialist, 608-712-5280,
November 5, 2019

MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources' Keep Wildlife Wild initiative is announcing its second annual poster contest, inviting students to create artwork celebrating the initiative's mission to ensure that Wisconsin's wildlife stays healthy, safe and, most of all, wild. Students currently participating in fourth through sixth grade instruction may submit a poster for the contest.

"Last year, our first annual poster contest was a huge success, with more than 200 entries submitted," DNR wildlife health conservation specialist and chair of KWW Amanda Kamps said. "We are excited to see the students' creativity again this year and look forward to their help spreading the Keep Wildlife Wild message."

Posters submitted for the contest must adhere to the following guidelines:

The contest runs Nov. 1, 2019 to Feb. 14, 2020. First, second and third place finalists will be selected for each grade level, and finalists will be announced April 5-11 during the third annual Keep Wildlife Wild week.

The Keep Wildlife Wild initiative began in 2014, with a focus on providing information about wildlife species natural behaviors, tips on how to determine if a wild animal is truly orphaned and what to do if someone finds a wild animal in need of assistance.

Winning posters from last year's contest and additional details about contest rules and submission procedures are available by visiting the DNR website and searching the keyword "Keep Wildlife Wild."

Last Revised: Tuesday, November 05, 2019

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