Folks from every corner of the state sent in hundreds of submissions capturing what they love most about Minnesota’s environment.  We are excited to announce this year’s photo contest winners below in 3 categories – Landscape & Wildlife, Winter in Minnesota, and Friends & Family. Thank you to all of the talented photographers who shared their work with us!

If you’re inspired by these images, consider making a gift to protect Minnesota’s beauty. Our wildlife, water, and stunning outdoor spaces rely on people like you to defend them. Your gifts large and small will protect Minnesota’s outdoor legacy for future generations.

2020 Photo Contest Winners

Left to right: Ian Hanson, Walt Huss, Faith Schaal

There were so many great photos submitted, and the collection is such an amazing portrayal of how precious and stunning Minnesota’s environment is, we decided to use the photos to create a library of Virtual Backgrounds for our supporters. The collection includes Zoom backgrounds featuring one photo from each of our 2020 contest entrants. Check them out below, download your favorites here, & zoom to your next virtual gathering with Minnesota’s environment at your back. 

Virtual Backgrounds

Thank you to our contest sponsors

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