MNA members are invited to enter MNA’s member photo contest held annually at our conference in the following categories:

  • Minnesota Landscapes
  • Minnesota Macro
  • Minnesota Monochrome
  • Minnesota Fauna
  • Minnesota Flora and Fungi
  • Adventures in Interpretation

Please bring prints to the conference; entry forms will be available upon check-in or found in the registration packet. Submitted entries will be displayed and voted on by conference attendees.


  • Entries will be accepted on Friday, November 10, 2017, 4-8 p.m. at the MNA Conference Check-in only.

  • Amateur photographers only (those that are not paid for taking photographs).

  • One submission form must accompany each submitted photograph. Form is also available online at

  • Only photos taken within the state of Minnesota will be accepted.

  • Limit one photograph submission per category (6 submissions total per person).

  • Please do not digitally enhance photos in any way that alters what the original photo showed beyond basic techniques such as correcting color balance, exposure and sharpness. Dodging, burning, switching to black and white or sepia and cropping are all acceptable as well. Manipulation of subject matter or creating composite images is not allowed. Photos should accurately represent the reality of the photographed scene.

  • Submissions must be brought to the 2017 MNA Conference Check-in for judging. Must be attending the conference to participate.

  • Entries must be no larger than 8x10 hard copy prints without frames. Matte or glossy finish accepted.

  • Photographer must verify and provide photographic release form if recognizable persons are included in the submission. If there are youth ages 17 and under, their parent/guardian must sign the photographic release form. Form is available online at and in this Registration Packet.

  • Entrants must be willing to allow the Minnesota Naturalists’ Association authorization to use the photos in future publications.

  • First place entries in each category will be featured on the MNA Facebook page, and possibly in future Newsletters.
  • Winners must be able to provide a high resolution digital copy of winning submissions.

  • Judging will take place at the 2017 MNA conference at Deep Portage Learning Center.

  • Winners will be announced on Sunday November 12, 2017 at Deep Portage Learning Center.

  • Winners will be chosen by MNA Conference attendees. Must be present to win.

2017 Contest Winners

6 photo(s) Updated on: November 29, 2017
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