Thursday, Jun 1, 2023

In celebration of National Nature Photography Day on June 15th, 2023, we are proud to announce that our 13th Annual Photo Contest is now open for entries! Since 2011, professional and hobbyist photographers have been invited to submit their best images of nature from all around the state of Michigan. Over the years, we have received thousands of entries from hundreds of photographers and nature enthusiasts that highlight the beauty of our incredible state. These photos help us tell the story of why protecting Michigan's natural heritage is so critical. This year's categories for entry are: 

  • Landscapes 
  • Flora & Fauna 
  • People in Nature 

Photos may have been taken anywhere within the state of Michigan and should highlight natural beauty in some way. As always, special consideration will be given for photos taken at MNA nature sanctuaries, taking into account the subject matter, composition, and location of each photo during judging. The top three photos from each category, as well as one overall winner, will be featured in Michigan Nature Magazine, and on the MNA website. Winners will receive a complimentary 1-year membership to the Michigan Nature Association and a framed print of their winning photo. 

All photos must be:

  • taken in the state of Michigan
  • in one of the three categories listed above
  • submitted with a filled-out entry form
  • submitted as a jpg or png file (photo quality of 300 dpi is highly preferred)
  • received no later than September 1, 2023. 


The deadline to submit photos in this year's contest has passed. Please check back soon for an announcement of winning photos.