What Inspires You?

Do you have an inspiring photo of one of Wisconsin’s special places? Maybe an essay or poem you wrote about a special place you go to relax on the weekend with your family? If you have an inspiring artwork, written piece, or picture of a special place in Wisconsin, we invite you to share it with us. From now through September 10th we will be accepting submissions for our ‘What inspires You?’  competition.

Blake Kenney - Lake Mendota

Blake Kenney - Lake Mendota

Why? We need your help!

We need your help showing people why Wisconsin’s special places are so important and why we are in the business of protecting them. Entries we receive will be used to create a conservation slide-show story that will be featured on the front page of our website and used to communicate the impact of special, protected places.

One overall winner will be announced on September 11th and will win a $100 gift certificate toward any of Dillman’s Artistic Workshop Retreats, to be used by Oct. 31, 2013. Dillman’s Bay Resort has hosted over 10,000 students in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for the last 35 years at their artistic workshops. For the 2013 season, Dillman’s offers over 40 nationally-known art instructors allowing for complete immersion into your favorite medium - be it poetry, quilting, flute, watercolor, acrylic or something else.


To enter the contest simply:

-comment below with your poem, short story or link to a piece you’ve written online


-email your longer stories and pictures to [email protected]

People Winner_Michael Knapstein - Prairie Burn - small

Michael Knapstein - Prairie Burn

We can’t wait to see all of the Wisconsin inspiration you have to share with us!