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The 2024 Missouri DNR Photo Contest is underway!

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 Sept. 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.


People Enjoying Missouri's Outdoors Category Finalist - Matthew Burton, Golden Hour Beauty, Carroll County
Photo taken by Matthew Burton, Carroll County, 2022-Finalist 

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 11th Annual Missouri DNR Photo Contest will open April 1, 2024.

READ FIRST - Missouri DNR Photo Contest Rules

After reading the rules, you can submit your photograph(s) using the 2024 Missouri DNR Photo Contest form.

Previous Missouri DNR Photo Contest Winners