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Keep Wildlife Wild 2024 Poster Design Contest

The Wisconsin DNR is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth-annual Keep Wildlife Wild Poster Contest! Winners were selected from entries submitted by 4th, 5th and 6th graders across the state. Thank you to all of the participants. We enjoyed all the creative ways you took the slogan this year, "Safe in Their Home."

A huge congratulations to the winners! Check out their drawings below.

4th Grade

1st Place: Delaney Darton, Eagle River
Children's Drawn Poster of a Fawn
2nd Place: Adelaide Dorsey, Neenah
Children's Drawn Poster of a bunny and baby bunnies.
3rd Place: Lillian Jaeckel, Milwaukee
Children's Drawn Poster with several animals.

5th Grade

1st Place: Belle Manula, Sheboygan
Children's Drawn Poster with a bird and baby birds in a tree.
2nd Place: Ishanvi Bansal, Sun Prairie
Children's Drawn Poster with a tree and several forest animals around it.
3rd Place: Drew Schroeder, Glendale
Children's Drawn Poster with a doe and other forest animals.

6th Grade

1st Place: Paige Rife, Mosinee
Children's Drawn Poster with a bunny in the grass.
2nd Place: Ellen Irving, Brooklyn
Children's Drawn Poster with a deer in the grass and butterflies.
3rd Place: Abigail Gray, Madison
Children's Drawn Poster with bird standing by a pond.

Wisconsin's Keep Wildlife Wild initiative provides information about wildlife species' natural behaviors, tips on how to tell if a wild animal is truly orphaned and what to do if you find a wild animal in need of assistance. 

Next year's poster contest will begin in the late fall/early winter. Check back with us then!