Buckhorn, Roche-A-Cri state parks photo contest winners announced

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. By South Central Region March 23, 2015

    Contact(s): Heather Wolf, park manager, Buckhorn and Roche-A-Cri State Parks, 608-565-2789

    NECEDAH, Wis. - Eleven participants submitted 71 photographs for the 2013-14 photography contests for Buckhorn and Roche-A-Cri state parks. These were the 21st annual photo contests for the parks, which are located in central Wisconsin in Juneau and Adams counties.

    Contest categories include open, people using the park, plants and wildlife. First and second place winners for each category are:

    Buckhorn State Park first place winners

    • Open - Sonja Haske (New Lisbon)

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      Sonja Haske, Buckhorn 1st place open

    • People using the Park - Sonja Haske

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      Sonja Haske, Buckhorn 1st place people using the park

    • Plants - Debbie Parker (Necedah)

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      Debbie Parker, Buckhorn 1st place plants

    • Wildlife - Randi Peters (Adams)

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      Randi Peters, Buckhorn 1st place wildlife

    Roche-A-Cri State Park first place winners

    • First Place Open - Randi Peters

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      Randi Peters, Roche-A-Cri 1st place plants

    • First Place People using the Park - Sonja Haske

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      Sonja Haske, Roche-A-Cri 1st place people

    • First Place Plants - Bonnie Wemken (Roscoe, Ill.)

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      Bonnie Wemken , Roche-A-Cri 1st place plants

    • First Place Wildlife - Debbie Parker

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      Debbie Parker, Roche-A-Cri 1st place wildlife


      Youth Category
      • First Place - Rylan Beaver (Adams)

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        Rylan Beaver, Roche-A-Cri 1st place youth

      Buckhorn State Park second place winners
      • Open - Debbie Parker
      • People using the Park - Debbie Parker
      • Plants - Sonja Haske
      • Wildlife - Sonja Haske
      • (There were no entries for the Buckhorn Youth Contest category)

      Roche-A-Cri State Park second place winners
      • Open - Bonnie Wemken
      • People using the Park - Rachel Konsella (Madison)
      • Plants - Rachel Konsella
      • Wildlife - Rachel Konsella

      Youth Category
      • Second Place - Karley Beaver (Adams)

      The judges for the contests were Elaine Stecker-Kochanski, a member of the Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park and Tina Tucker, member of the Friends of Buckhorn State Park, who selected the first and second place winners from each park.

      First place winners received a $25 gift certificate, while second place winners received a $10 gift certificate. First place photos will appear in the Adams County Times-Reporter, the Juneau County Star-Times and The Messenger of Juneau County newspapers and will also be displayed at the Mauston and Adams County libraries, as well as the park offices throughout the year.

      Photographs submitted for the 22nd annual contest can be taken from October 2014 through the end of September 2015. Contest details are available at the parks and by searching the Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keywords "Photo contest."

      Last Revised: Monday, March 23, 2015
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