Winter Instagram Contest


#WildWinterMKEZooThe temperatures have dropped and snow has fallen. We are in the middle of a Milwaukee winter whether we like it or not. Winter has its perks, though, and one of them is our winter Instagram contest! Winter in Wisconsin usually means snow, which creates a beautiful canvas for some nice photos. The Zoological Society of Milwaukee ( Instagram zoosocietymke) challenges you to put your photography skills to the test this winter season. Throughout the month of February, submit photos of your winter day at the Milwaukee County Zoo using the hashtag #WildWinterMKEZoo and be entered to win prizes. Take an outdoor photo of an animal that enjoys the cold, or stay warm by photographing indoor animals such as the big cats, apes or fish. The weekly winner will receive a gift certificate and the grand prize winner will receive a one-year family Zoo Pass. Every Friday beginning Feb. 9, Zoological Society staff will look through the photos from the week and choose a winner to be announced that day. The photo contest ends on March 2, with the last weekly winner announced that day. Then, on March 3, the winning weekly photos will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and our followers can vote for their favorite by liking the picture. Voting will go through March 4, and the winner will be announced March 5.


  1. By entering the contest, you are allowing the Zoological Society of Milwaukee/Milwaukee County Zoo to use your submitted photos for publicity purposes.
  2. Enter as many times as you’d like.
  3. By entering, you’re verifying that you took the photo and have the rights to it.
  4. If you include a person in your photo, make sure to get that person’s permission before submitting it. If there is a child in the photo, get permission from the child’s parent.
  5. Your Instagram account must be public in order for us to see your photos.
  6. You must be following us on Instagram for your photo(s) to be considered.
  7. The hashtag #WildWinterMKEZoo must be included in the caption of the photo on Instagram.

Zoological Society gift certificates are good toward animal sponsorships, education classes and camps, Society events and Zoo Passes. If you win the Zoo Pass and you already have one, you can either extend your membership for 12 months or give it as a gift.

Follow Instagram zoosocietymke on Instagram to see the winners and some of our favorite photos of the Zoo and its animals.