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Amateur photographers of all ages may enter the Missouri DNR Photo Contest hosted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The 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 April 1 through Oct. 1. 

The department will feature photograph submissions on our website, social media and various displays. So, grab your camera, capture the moment and submit your entries! Thank you for helping capture Missouri’s natural and cultural resources.

READ FIRST - Missouri DNR Photo Contest Rules


Can you imagine living in a world without nature? No trees, no wildlife, no cool spring waters to dip our toes into nor the opportunity to experience Mother Nature’s four seasons? Thankfully, Missourians are able to enjoy all of this and more! 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 state parks and historic sites. For a list of all parks and sites visit Missouri State Parks.
  • People Enjoying Missouri’s Outdoors: This category includes photographs of people spending time enjoying and exploring Missouri’s great outdoors.

Submit Your Photographs

The 9th Annual Missouri DNR Photo contest will open April 1, 2022.

Missouri DNR Photo Contest Winners

Our previous winners are highlighted below.

2021 Photo Contest Finalist