"With only three weeks left in our photo contest, now is the time to look through your digital photo albums of winter and fall shots," says Patty Loosen, Friends of Wisconsin State Parks coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources.
Wisconsin state park properties and the many friends groups across the state sponsor many events throughout the winter and fall that provide photo opportunities.
The 2017 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Calendar will be featured as part of the December 2016
issue of the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. It will also be featured as an item in the online store. 2014 was the first year the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Calendar was included in Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine.
Submissions are only accepted from amateur photographers ages 14 and over. Professional photographers who earn more than half of their income taking pictures are not eligible. Employees of the DNR and board members of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.
Winners will be notified in September 2016 and invited to the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.
Winning photos will appear in the 2014 FWSP calendar, tentatively set to release October, 2013.
"Details on the photo contest are available on the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks website,