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Winter Instagram Contest

For Immediate Release

For more information, call:
Stacy Vogel Davis
414-258-2333, ext. 210


Hit us with Your Best (Camera) Shot!
Zoological Society of Milwaukee Announces Winter Instagram Contest


Beginning Jan. 8, 2016, and ending Feb. 18, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee will run a winter Instagram contest (#WildWinterMKEZoo) at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The contest will have a weekly theme. A team of judges will look for photos taken for each week’s theme using specific hashtags (see below). Winners will be announced the Friday of each week. Contestants can upload photos any time before the deadline for that theme. Winners will receive a gift certificate from the Zoological Society that can be used toward a Zoo Pass, Education Classes & Camps, animal sponsorships and Zoological Society events.

Weekly Themes:

Jan. 8-14: Big Cats #WildWinterMKEZoo #Catstagram

Jan. 15-21: Aquatic & Reptile Center #WildWinterMKEZoo #ARC

Jan. 22-28: North American Animals (Many of these animals can be found outside!) #WildWinterMKEZoo #GreatOutdoors

Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Small Mammals Building #WildWinterMKEZoo #SmallButMighty

Feb. 5-11: Primates #WildWinterMKEZoo #GoApeMonkeyAround

Feb. 12-18: Snow #WildWinterMKEZoo #WhiteOut

Winter is an excellent time to visit the Milwaukee County Zoo. Fewer visitors means you’re more likely to get attention from the animals. This can translate into compelling pictures. You can find the complete rules at zoosociety.org/wildwinter. Make sure to check out the Zoological Society’s Instagram account at Instagram.com/zoosocietymke. We look forward to seeing your photos!

The mission of the nonprofit Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve animals, to educate people about wildlife and the environment, and to support the Milwaukee County Zoo.


A Zoological Society and Milwaukee County Zoo partnership

For more information, call: Stacy Vogel Davis at 414-258-2333 - December 24, 2015