Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Rustic Roads Photo Contest

June 2014 through December 2014

Since the first Rustic Road was designated in 1975, the Rustic Roads program has remained one of Wisconsinís most successful and longest-lasting state-local partnerships and programs. To commemorate the upcoming 40th anniversary, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism are sponsoring a Rustic Roads Photo Contest.

The contest will run between June 16 and December 31, 2014. Amateur photographers, age 18 and older, are invited to submit photographs of Wisconsin's officially-designated Rustic Roads. WisDOT is looking for photos that highlight various qualities, features and vistas commonly found on Wisconsin's Rustic Roads.

A maximum of six photos per person may be submitted. Please see the submission guidelines and entry form for instructions.


The stateís Rustic Road Board will ultimately select the winning photographs. Winners will be announced in the fall of 2015.

All submitted photos may potentially be used as part of Rustic Roads promotional efforts, including web sites and booklets, generating additional local recognition and potential tourism benefits. Photographers will be credited.

Photo of Rustic Road 114
R-114, Rusk County

Contest questions and answers

Below are questions that we have received about the submission guidelines and the WisDOT response. This section will be updated when new inquiries are answered.

Question: The entrance to a park is accessible from a Rustic Road. Are photos (of the bridge, water, etc.) taken within the park acceptable for submission?

Answer: Yes. As long as the photo is taken from a public facility such as a park, trail, wildlife viewing area etc.

Contact information:

Jane V. Carrola, Rustic Roads Coordinator
Phone: (608) 266-0649
E-mail: rusticroadsphotocontest@dot.wi.gov

Questions about the content of this page:
Jane Carrola, jane.carrola@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: June 25, 2014

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