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Bloodmoon Rising

Bloodmoon Rising
Port Washington WI
Photo credit: Mason Morris


Milwaukee Art Plaza
Photo credit: Julian Kegel

about Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and their watersheds.
your Great Lakes photos and writings.
Contact information
For information, please contact:
Susan Tesarik
Office of Great Waters

Brule River

Bridge Over the Brule
Brule River
Photo credit: Gervase Thompson

Wisconsin’s Great Lakes 2015 photo contest

More than 500 beautiful photos of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior were submitted to the Office of the Great Lakes annual photo contest. Winning photographs are featured in the 2015–2016 "Wisconsin’s Great Lakes" calendar which will be distributed at the 2015 State Fair and at state parks and visitor centers along Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.

Winning photographers for 2015

Natural features and wildlife

1st Place:
Dan Patrinos – Milwaukee WI
2nd Place:
Edward Deiro – St. Francis WI
Honorable Mention:
Chris Gaziano, Christina Sindelir, Jim Peacock (2 photos), Gervase Thompson, Karen Gersonde, Cheryl Barrett, Janna Soerens

People enjoying Wisconsin’s Great Lakes

1st Place:
Julian Kegel – Milwaukee WI
2nd Place:
Julian Kegel – Milwaukee WI
Honorable Mention:
Kirk Schleife, Shawn Hamachek, Bill McClenahan, Kathryn DesForge, Christopher Rand, Scott D. Olsen, Mason Morris, Cheryl Barrett

Cultural and historic features

1st Place:
Mason Morris – Port Washington WI
2nd Place:
Christopher Rand – Kewaunee WI
Honorable Mention:
Paul Schultz, Mark Adsit (2 photos), David Fricke (2 photos), Randy Scherkenbach, Philip Schwarz, Westen Groh

Lake protection activities

1st Place (tie):
Mason Morris – Port Washington WI
Bob Ford – Ashland WI
Honorable Mention:
Ruth Markworth Harker

Check out the winning photos and this year’s Wisconsin’s Great Lakes calendar.

Writing project submissions

This year, 15 Wisconsin authors submitted 23 lovely writings. A sampling of their work will appear in our annual "Wisconsin’s Great Lakes" calendar.

Thank you, writers, for sharing your talent with us.

Last revised: Monday April 23 2018