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Wisconsin high school students have until April 13 to submit entries for the 2017 Wisconsin state park sticker design contest. The contest is open to all high school age students (ninth through twelfth grades) attending public, private or parochial schools in Wisconsin. The winning design will be displayed on more than 265,000 vehicles.

The design must be the artist's original creation and cannot be copied or duplicated from previously published art, including photographs, clip art or electronic graphic images. Photographs or photo manipulations are not accepted. Contest rules, a design template and entry form are available by searching the Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword 'contest.'

The winning design for the 2016 Wisconsin State Parks admission sticker was designed by Rachael Wirth, a senior at Appleton North High School.

Electronic submissions now accepted

Beginning this year, electronic submissions will be accepted as well as hard copy submissions. Students can submit their artwork in one of the two following ways:

Entries may be sent electronically via email. Students should scan the completed entry form as a pdf, and email the entry form file along with the design file (accepted formats are .pdf and .eps) to DNRWisconsinParks@wisconsin.gov.

Entries may be mounted on an 8-by-10-inch white matte or poster board and covered by clear acetate (or plastic wrap which is secured by tape on the back side) for protection. Students should not laminate the design. The entry form must be securely attached to the back.

Each entry submitted in this way must be securely wrapped and mailed to: Sticker Design Contest, DNR/Bureau of Parks & Recreation, PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707-7921. Entries can also be hand delivered to the State Natural Resources Building, 101 S Webster St., Madison.

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