Like To Photograph? Enter The Nature Contest By The DNR



The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a photo contest. This is open for amateur photographers of any age. But hurry- the deadline for submissions is October 1. They are looking for pictures of Missouri’s natural and cultural resources. Here are the basic rules.


The DNR has three categories for this contest: natural resources, unique places, and people enjoying the outdoors. Look around outside for ideas. For a complete list of Missouri parks, you can click here. With fall colors appearing and cooler weather showing itself, it’s time to get outdoors and appreciate nature.

Who Can Enter?

This contest is open to amateur photographers only. Any age may submit a photo.

When Is The Deadline?

The contest runs now through October 1, 2021.

Other Rules

The photograph must be taken Only in Missouri. One may enter up to six total entries with no more than two entries per category. You may not submit the same photo for more than one category.

Technical Rules

The DNR has specific rules for submitting a photo. One can go here to read them. To submit an entry, one can click here for an entry form.


The winning shots will be featured on their website, social media, and various displays. A list of previous winners is here.

So get outdoors with your camera and have fun while competing in this contest.

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