The Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Keep Wildlife Wild initiative announces its inaugural poster contest for 2019. The contest will be an annual event in the future. Students currently in fourth through sixth grade may submit a poster for the contest.
Wisconsin’s Keep Wildlife Wild initiative began in 2014 with a focus on providing information about wildlife species’ natural behaviors, tips on how to determine whether a wild animal is truly orphaned and what to do if someone finds a wild animal in need of assistance.
Dianne Robinson, wildlife biologist with the DNR and the Keep Wildlife Wild co-chair, said, “This year, we are excited to incorporate more student involvement by offering this poster contest.”
Posters submitted for the contest must contain the words “Keep Wildlife Wild” and follow the theme of the tagline: “A young wild animal’s best chance for survival is with its mother!” All posters must consist of original artwork, fit an 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of paper and be submitted individually. The contest will run Jan. 2 to Feb. 22, 2019. A panel of judges will select first-, second- and third-place finalists for each grade level, and finalists will be announced April 7-13, 2019, during the second annual Keep Wildlife Wild week. For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov.