Entries being accepted for ninth annual Great Lakes photo contest

MADISONThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Office of the Great Lakes is inviting entries for its ninth annual photo contest.

Marc Ponto's
Marc Ponto’s “Clear for Takeoff” was taken in Milwaukee, Wis.
Photo Credit: marc Ponto

Photos from all seasons are needed and will be accepted in the following categories: natural features and wildlife; cultural and historic features; and people enjoying Wisconsin’s Great Lakes. Submissions for a fourth category, lake stewardship activities, will include a photo and a 180 word description of a Great Lakes restoration or protection project.

Brenda R. Jones'
Brenda R. Jones’ “Perfect Reflection” was taken in LaPointe, Wis.
Photo Credit: Brenda Jones

Photos of lakes Michigan and Superior as well as their tributaries, wetlands and harbor towns are eligible. Winning photos will be featured in the Wisconsin’s Great Lakes 2017-2018 calendar, which will be distributed at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair.

The Office of the Great Lakes is also accepting short essays, stories, poems and songs about lakes Superior and Michigan. Photos and written work may be used in the calendar and other Great Lakes publications as well as on DNR’s website and in displays and presentations.

The deadline for photo and written submissions is February 1. For details on how to enter, search the DNR website dnr.wi.gov for “Great Lakes Photo Contest.”