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Amateur photographers of all ages may enter the MissouriDNR Photo Contest hosted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The MissouriDNR Photo Contest offers you the opportunity to capture your favorite moments in Missouri’s rich natural and cultural resources and share them for all to enjoy. The contest runs from April 1 through Sept. 1, 2016.

Contest winners will have their winning photographs featured in the Winter 2017 issue of the Missouri Resources magazine, announced on the department’s website at dnr.mo.gov/photocontest and displayed throughout the department.

View the winning photographs selected in the 2015 photo contest, visit the department’s Winter 2016 Issue of Missouri Resources magazine.

So, grab your camera, capture the moment and submit your entries! Thank you for helping capture Missouri’s natural and cultural resources.

READ FIRST - MissouriDNR Photo Contest Rules


With your help, we have been protecting and preserving Missouri’s natural and cultural resources including our air, land and water for more than 40 years. Help us capture Missouri’s outstanding natural resources by submitting your photos in the following categories.

  • Natural Resources: this category includes photographs of Missouri’s air, landscapes and waterways.
  • Unique Places: this category includes photographs taken within one of Missouri’s 88 state parks and historic sites. For a list of all parks and sites visit mostateparks.com
  • People Enjoying Missouri’s Waterways: this category includes photographs of people enjoying Missouri’s rivers, lakes and streams.

Submit Your Photographs

Submit your photographs and entry form by clicking on the link below. Remember to submit your photos by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2016. Best of luck!

Submit Your Photographs