2022 Summit Photo Contest

Have you captured an image recently that highlights Wisconsin’s natural world? Do you enjoy using photography to tell the story of your volunteer service in Wisconsin? We are looking for submissions for the Summit Photo Contest.

  1. People in Nature – people enjoying nature, volunteering in nature, and interacting with each other in nature or evidence of people in nature, such as trails, canoes, docks
  2. Landscapes and Natural Features – bluffs, waterfalls, prairies, Great Lakes, forests, lakes, sunrises and sunsets, glacial features, or other examples of Wisconsin’s natural world
  3. Flora – native plants, flowers, trees, and aquatic vegetation
  4. Wildlife – birds, mammals, amphibians, fish and reptiles
  5. Macro – this category is for those of you who like to get up close to your subjects! Show us insects, fungi, feathers, ice crystals, plant structures and more.
  • One entry per person per category
  • Submissions due by midnight on September 1, 2022
  • Photos should be at least 1200 x 1800 pixels; winners may be asked for larger files.
  • Contest is open to all Master Naturalists and all other natural resources volunteers.
  • The Master Naturalist program reserves the right to use any image entered in the contest for non-commercial educational or promotional use, with attribution to the photographer. For example, images may be shown in displays, publications, webpages, presentations, or videos. Photographers retain all other applicable ownership rights to the photo.
Submissions are now closed.
Judging and Awards

A panel of Master Naturalist staff and volunteers will judge the submissions. Criteria for judging will include creativity, visual and technical merit, and composition.

The top three images from each category will be printed and on display at the evening social of the Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers on October 7, 2022. The winning photo for each category will be announced during an awards ceremony and will be awarded a certificate. The “Best in Show” image will receive a small prize. Winning images and photographers will be highlighted on the Master Naturalist website and Facebook page.

The Master Naturalist program reserves the right to include the top three prints from each category in the silent auction with winning bidders taking home the printed image. Silent auction proceeds go to supporting scholarships for the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program.




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