Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve Writing, Art, and Photo Contest

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 Reserve 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.

Click here to download the 2019 guidelines and entry form.

The deadline for the 2019 contest is Nov. 6. The 2019 awards ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center. Entries will be on public display during the month of December at the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point, and after that in the meeting room at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center.

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