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Slinger High School Student wins 2024 Wisconsin State Park Sticker Design Contest | By WI DNR

August 24, 2023 – Washington Co., WI – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that Slinger High School sophomore Samantha Williams is the winner of the 2024 Wisconsin State Park and Forest vehicle admission sticker design contest.
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Slinger High School sophomore Samantha Williams is the winner of the 2024 Wisconsin State Park and Forest vehicle admission sticker design contest. Photo credit: Samantha Williams

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Williams’ winning design illustrates the tenderness between a loon and a chick afloat in a calm body of water. The image will be printed on state park and forest annual vehicle admission stickers and will be displayed on more than 500,000 vehicles.

Now in its 33rd year, the annual DNR-sponsored design contest is open to artwork submissions from high school-age students attending Wisconsin’s public, private, or parochial schools or home schools. The DNR received about 150 entries this year.

The second-place winner is Aspen Wolter of Jefferson High School, and the third-place recipient is Chase Robert Reyer of Oshkosh North High School.

The 2024 Honorable Mentions are:

  • Brianne Fortney, Ashwaubenon High School
  • Carly Goodlund, McFarland High School
  • Raina Crawley, Slinger High School
  • Kaya Miller, Slinger High School
  • Sean Allen, Kiel High School
  • Isabel Lehner, D.C. Everest Idea Charter School
  • Emily Grubb, Beaver High School

View previous year’s winning sticker designs on this DNR webpage.

Vehicle admission stickers provide access to more than 60 state park, forest, and recreation area properties across Wisconsin. Stickers are required on all motor vehicles entering state parks and recreation areas. Some state forest and trail parking areas also require a sticker.

Annual admission stickers cost $28 for Wisconsin residents or $38 for non-residents. A family with more than one vehicle registered to the same household may purchase additional state park stickers for $15.50 for residents and $20.50 for non-residents. A senior citizen annual sticker for $13 is available for Wisconsin residents aged 65 or older.

State vehicle admission sticker revenues operationally fund the Wisconsin State Park System. The 2024 stickers will go on sale Nov. 24, 2023. Stickers are available for purchase online, at state park system properties, and at DNR service centers.

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