2017 Voyageurs Photo Contest


Thank you to all who submitted their snapshots of Voyageurs National Park! The top  photos from each category have been chosen by a panel of judges.

To vote for the finalists follow the links below!

Friends & Family: http://woobox.com/b2dg3d

Wildlife & Scenery:  http://woobox.com/bw4s9t

The voting gallery will be live from October 25, until Monday, October 30.


It’s our fourth annual photo contest! Share your Voyageurs National Park images with us by October 16, and you could win.

Love to take photos in Voyageurs? Whether it’s wildlife, your kids splashing around, or a Milky Way shot, send it our way. Your images from Voyageurs National Park help us protect and celebrate this special place. Thank you for participating.

Winners will be selected in two categories:
Friends & Family: people enjoying the park – in any season!
Wildlife & Scenery: scenery or wildlife, taken within Voyageurs National Park

Prizes include gear from REI, tasty s’mores kits from Nineteen27 S’mores, and more!

See some of the entries from our 2016, 2015 and 2014 photo contests.

How to Enter:
Submit your photos by email to photocontest@voyageurs.org by October 16, 2017, to be entered to win great prizes. See official contest rules below. Please provide the following information with your email submission:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. The story/caption behind the photo
  4. Photo (no larger than 25 MB)
    You can submit up to seven photos.

When sharing your photos on your own social media, we encourage you to use these well-loved hashtags: #Voyageurs #FindYourPark

Voyageurs National Park Association is the nonprofit partner of Minnesota’s National Park. We represent a community of people committed to the future of Voyageurs, working together to support recreation and conservation projects, enhance the visitor experience, and protect the wild nature of the park for future generations. Join today.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:


Selection of Winning Photos:

VNPA will select finalists in each category to be posted on our Facebook page for viewing and voting by the entire VNPA community. VNPA will make the final decision on winning photos taking into consideration the number of “likes” the photo has received. You can submit up to seven photographs, but will only be eligible to win one prize.

Photo by Anthony Lucio

**Official Contest Rules**

  • The contest is open to ALL photographers, except employees of Voyageurs National Park Association and the immediate families of such employees.
  • Submission:
    • Images can be submitted via email to photocontest@voyageurs.org. You can submit up to seven photographs, but will only be eligible to win one prize. Please provide the following in your message:
      1. Name
      2. Address
      3. The story/caption behind the photo
      4. Photo (no larger than 25 MB)
    • Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by competition (at the judge’s sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, water-mark-free version of the image upon request.
    • The deadline for submission is midnight October 16, 2017.
    • Photos submitted in VNPA’s previous photo contests are not eligible.
    • Entries may originate in any format, as long as they are submitted electronically. Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see Your Rights below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to VNPA upon request.
    • Photos must only be submitted by the original photographer, and have been taken within Voyageurs National Park.
    • If you choose to include people with your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted.
    • Entrants must not submit images that involve human nudity, the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer or any other person. They should be appropriate for all audiences.
  • Winning Photos: Prizes will be awarded to the winning and runner up photos. Prizes include gear from REI, tasty s’mores kits from Nineteen27 S’mores, and more!
  • Your Rights:
    • You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit – including ownership if applicable. You do grant Voyageurs National Park Association, the National Park Service, and our partners a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
      • Use the photograph on the internet and in any of our printed publications in support of our mission.
      • Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.
    • As conditions of this permission, Voyageurs National Park Association shall credit all photographs with the caption “Photographer’s Name” when able.
  • Questions: Questions and inquiries about the contest rules can be emailed to photocontest@voyageurs.org.
  • Email Communications: By entering the contest, you are giving Voyageurs National Park Association permission to email you with information about the contest and about out organization. You can unsubscribe at any time.

2016 submission by Michael Dockham

2016 submission by Sally McRoberts