Enter Photos in State Parks Calendar Contest

There’s still time for those who love the properties of the Wisconsin State Park System to enter a photo contest for inclusion in the 2020 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks (FWSP) calendar. The deadline for all submissions is Sept. 3, 2019.

In addition to being available for purchase, the calendar will be distributed to more than 80,000 subscribers of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine with the 2019 winter issue.

“There are so many opportunities to enjoy the Wisconsin state parks during all four seasons,” said Patty Loosen, state coordinator for FWSP. “We are looking for photo entries that include beautiful scenery along with people recreating and enjoying activities like hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking and exploring.”

Submissions will be accepted only from amateur photographers who are 14 or older. Professional photographers who earn more than half of their income taking pictures, DNR employees, and FWSP board members and their immediate family members are not eligible. 

Photographs must have been taken since Jan. 1, 2017, in a Wisconsin state park, forest, trail or recreation area. Only horizontal photos will be accepted, and no more than four photos may be entered per person.

A panel of FWSP board members and staff will select the winning photos, and the winners will be announced in October 2019.Learn more about entering the contest at

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