Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve Writing, Art, and Photo Contest


Menzel Pavilion rendering
2019 Friends Arts Contest winners

The Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve holds an annual Writing, Art and Photo Contest.

Visitors to Schmeeckle Reserve who are inspired to take photographs, create art, or write about the natural area are invited to submit their work in the contest.

The Friends hosts the contest to raise awareness of the Reserve and the Friends group, which supports the natural area. Winners are honored at an opening reception each year at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center. First-place winners also receive a $50 gift certificate to the Schmeeckle gift shop, which features natural and cultural gifts.

Submissions must be accompanied by a 75-100 word statement describing how the entry was inspired by time spent in Schmeeckle Reserve.

The 2019 submissions and winners are now on display in the meeting room of the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center. Stop by to browse the amazing variety of photographs, paintings, sculptures, and writing! The 2020 guidelines and dates will be released in spring.

For more information, contact the Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve.



2019 Submissions and Winners














2018 Submissions and Winners










2017 Submissions and Winners



2016 Submissions and Winners



2015 Submissions and Winners




2014 Submissions and Winners