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 11, 2016 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.

  • Only photos taken from 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 2016 MNA Conference Check-in for judging.Must be attending the conference to participate.

•Entries must 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. Recognizable pictured youth ages 17 and under must have parent/guardian consent for the photographic release form. Form is available in the registration packet.

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

•All entries become the property of MNA; no photos will be returned.

•First place entries in each category will be featured on the MNA Facebook page.

•Winners must be able to provide a high resolution digital copy of winning submissions.

•Judging will take place at the 2016 MNA conference at Wolf Ridge.

•Winners will be announced on Saturday November 13, 2016 at Wolf Ridge.

•The judging panel will include MNA Conference attendees. Must be present to win.

2016 Contest Winners

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