2018 marks the 100th year of elk in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is calling on artists to assist the celebration by taking part in a poster contest. The winning submission will be reproduced and distributed to elk enthusiasts across the nation, and the winner will receive an outdoors prize package.
“We are excited to see different interpretations of the 100th anniversary celebration of Michigan’s elk,” said Katie Keen, DNR wildlife communications coordinator. “Please share with any artist or designer you know. A great outdoors prize package will be awarded to the winner, not to mention that this poster will be shared with elk enthusiasts everywhere.”
In 1918, seven elk were relocated to Wolverine, Michigan, from the western United States. Today’s healthy and abundant elk population in the northern Lower Peninsula is due to the management and conservation efforts of the DNR and partners over the last century.
See contest guidelines here.
(Photo courtesy: Michigan DNR/David Kenyon)