The contest

We invite you to share your best nature photos of Wisconsin with us. Show us the trails you’ve trekked, the waters you’ve paddled, the wildlife you’ve encountered, and all the wonders of Wisconsin that have brought you joy.

We welcome submissions of any nature photo taken in Wisconsin and encourage submissions of photos taken on the Foundation’s Field Trip Program. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Places; Field Trip Photo; and People’s Choice.

The Foundation is dedicated to protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife that you cherish most. We thank you for being a part of our mission and letting us see our work through your lens.

First Place: 2019 — Loon Pontoon by Bruce Bartel

Submission Guidelines

Submit up to four of your best Wisconsin nature photos via our online portal. Each photo must be submitted separately.

DEADLINE: Sunday, December 12

PHOTO REQUIREMENTS: High quality photos that are at least 1024 pixels or larger (tall or wide) or around 300 pixels per inch (1MB to 3MB in size) in JPG or JPEG format

NOTE: By submitting your photos, you give the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin permission to use them in publications, promotions, and on social media. Photo credit will always be given. 

People’s Choice Nominee: 2020  — Trout Lake at Sunrise by Robert Kovar

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Places; Field Trip Photo; and People’s Choice.

First Place will be presented to the best overall photo. Field Trip Photo is limited only to pictures taken on NRF Field Trips, and People’s Choice will be determined by popular vote.

First Place winner will receive: Vortex Viper HD 10×42 binoculars (a $650 value!) donated by our friends at Vortex Optics, as well as their winning photo on the cover of our Bridges newsletter.

Field Trip Photo winner will receive: A $100 gift card to REI, a Foundation t-shirt, and their photo featured in our Bridges newsletter.

Second, Third, and People’s Choice winners will receive: A Foundation t-shirt and their photo featured in our Bridges newsletter.

(Below) First Place: 2020 — The Dance by Melissa Anderson

2020 Contest Winners