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The Wisconsin DNR is pleased to announce the winners of the fifth-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, "If you care, leave them there."

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

4th Grade, 1st Place: Elsa Wright from Suamico
4th Grade, 1st Place - Elsa Wright
4th Grade, 2nd Place: Emerson Szerenyi from Delafield
4th Grade, 2nd Place - Abigail Herbert
4th Grade, 3rd Place: Abigail Herbert from Wauwatosa
4th Grade, 3rd Place - Abigail Herbert
5th Grade, 1st Place: Thisbe Ellis from Freedom
5th Grade, 1st Place - Thisbe Ellis
5th Grade, 2nd Place: Avery Helland from Osseo
5th Grade, 2nd Place - Avery Helland
5th Grade, 3rd Place: Charlotte Jaskolski from Delafield
5th Grade, 3rd Place - Charlotte Jaskolski
6th Grade, 1st Place: Scarlett Olson from Suring 
6th Grade, 1st Place - Scarlett Olson
6th Grade, 2nd Place: Daphne Ellis from Freedom
6th Grade, 2nd Place - Daphne Ellis
6th Grade, 3rd Place: Sanjivani Swaminathan from Greenville
6th Grade, 3rd Place - Sanjivani Swaminathan


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!