Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Children in boat with lighthouse © Robert G. Stromberg

© Robert G. Stromberg

December 2012

Picture this

Your Great Lakes photo on the cover of a calendar.

Office of the Great Lakes

Send us your best photos of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The DNR's Office of the Great Lakes is looking for beautiful shorelines, children and adults enjoying the lakes, cultural and historic features, businesses and industries that rely on Wisconsin's Great Lakes and people involved in lake protection or restoration. Photos taken in all seasons are needed. Winning photos will be used in the DNR's annual "Wisconsin's Great Lakes!" calendar and in other DNR publications, presentations, websites and displays.

The photo submission deadline is Feb. 1, 2013.

Entry Categories

  • Natural features and wildlife
  • People enjoying Wisconsin's Great Lakes
  • Historic and cultural features
  • Lake protection activities
  • Wisconsin's working lakes

Rules and instructions

  1. The contest is open to anyone (limit three photo entries). Photos must be submitted electronically.
  2. Attach each photo (jpeg format) in a separate email.
  3. In each email, please include the photo title, where in Wisconsin the photo was taken, the entry category, your name, email address, mailing address and phone number. Submit to: DNRGreatLakesPhoto@wisconsin.gov.
  4. Photos must be high resolution, horizontal in orientation and taken in Wisconsin.
  5. The Wisconsin DNR reserves the right to obtain an electronic or film copy of any image entered in the contest for noncommercial educational or promotional use with credit to the photographer. For example, photos may be used for displays, slide shows, videos, publications and websites.

More than 350 beautiful photos of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior were submitted to the Office of the Great Lakes' photo contest for 2012-2013. Winning photographs were featured in a calendar distributed at the state fair and at state parks and visitor centers along Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.

Watch us on YouTubeWatch a video of the winners  

If words are your medium

Writers can also help get the word out about how great Wisconsin's Great Lakes are. Share your favorite writings and you may find your words in the Great Lakes calendar or other DNR publications, presentations or displays. (Note: calendar space limit is about 180 words or 20 poem lines.) Email your writing submissions by Feb. 1, 2013 to: DNRGreatLakesWriting@wisconsin.gov.

Please include your name, address, phone number and email address. For information, please contact: Jo Temte Office of the Great Lakes (608) 2670555

The Department of Natural Resources' Office of the Great Lakes