For the City Times
If the beauty of Schmeeckle Reserve has inspired you to take photographs, create art or write about this natural area, consider entering the second annual Writing, Art and Photo Contest.
The Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve group is hosting this contest to raise awareness of the reserve and the organization. Entries are due Sunday, Nov. 1.
Contest submissions will be posted on the Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve website. First- and second-place winners in each category will be honored in a ceremony at a Friends’ board meeting. First-place winners also will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Browse Shop, a gift shop in the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center.
Submissions must be accompanied by a 75-100 word statement describing how the entry was inspired by time spent in Schmeeckle Reserve. All ages are welcome to participate. For the full entry guidelines and submission form, visit www.uwsp.edu/schmeeckle and click on “Friends of Schmeeckle” and then “Arts Contest” or call Megan Espe at Schmeeckle Reserve at 715-346-4992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schmeeckle Reserve is part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is located at 2419 North Point Drive.
Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve was formed to provide community support for the reserve through educational programs, outreach, land management and acquisition and fundraising. Memberships are available for students, individuals, families and corporations.