The Photographer’s Eye

Over 300 photographs of Wisconsin State parks, trails and forests were received for the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 2014 calendar. Amateur photographers were encouraged to enter the online contest that is held every year.  The contest runs during the summer months from mid-June  through August.
The judges for the contest are board members of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks and editors of  the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. “It was a tough choice this year”, commented Patricia Loosen, Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Coordinator. “We had a record number of photographs. We had to choose only 14.” The fourteen winners were honored during the 2013 Annual Awards Banquet held in October by The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. Each receives an award certificate, a copy of the 2014 FWSP calendar and a yearly vehicle pass to the Wisconsin State Parks.
The 14 photos will be featured on the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 2014. The calendar is used as part of a fund raiser for the Friends of Wisconsin State parks. “We are excited that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine and the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks are working together this year for the first time to create and publish the annual calendar,’ Loosen said.   The calendar will be included as part of the December issue of the magazine this year and will be sent out to 84,000 subscribers.   The Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine arrives six times each year in February, April, June, August, October and December. Information about subscriptions can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/about/.
The 2014 calendar will also be found on the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks online store beginning in November. The calendar can be purchased along with several items that feature Wisconsin’s outdoors.
A slide show (Below) shows all of the photos. Click on the Slideshow to view in full screen.