DNR announces third-annual ‘Keep Wildlife Wild’ post contest

Metro Wire Staff

Calling all Wisconsin fourth-, fifth- and six-graders: It’s time to bring out your inner artist for the DNR’s third-annual poster contest.

The contest helps the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spread the word to Keep Wildlife Wild.

The goal of the contest is to create a poster that teaches the importance of enjoying and observing wildlife in the wild and not keeping wildlife in homes or as pets.

Poster contest rules
  • The poster entry must contain the words: “Keep Wildlife Wild 2021” and follow the theme of the Keep Wildlife Wild tagline: “A young wild animal’s best chance for survival is with its mother!”
  • All posters must consist of original artwork of Wisconsin native wildlife.
  • Posters must fit an 8 ½” x 11″ sheet of paper.
  • Posters must be submitted individually; no team creations.
  • New this year: all posters must be submitted electronically.
Submission deadline
  • Participants may begin submitting electronically on Nov. 13.
  • To be considered, submissions must be received by Feb. 12, 2021.
  • There is no grace period.
The winners
  • First, second and third-place finalists will be selected for each grade level.
  • Finalists will be announced during the fourth-annual Keep Wildlife Wild week in April 2021.

Click here to view winning posters from last year’s contest and additional details about contest rules and submission procedures.

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