It's our fifth annual photo contest! Share your Voyageurs National Park images (or video!) with us by October 7, and you could win prizes from Adventure North Minnesota, Patagonia, West Photo, REI, and more.

2017 Contest Entry by Sharon Sykora

2017 Contest Entry by Sharon Sykora

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 three categories:

  • Friends & Family: people enjoying the park - in any season!

  • Wildlife & Scenery: scenery or wildlife, taken within Voyageurs National Park

  • New Category - Video! (up to two minutes in length)

Prizes will be offered to the winning photos and video!

See some of the entries from last year's photo contest.

How to Enter
The photo contest has officially closed. Check back soon for the winners!
See official contest rules below. 

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.

2016 Photo Contest Winner - Erik Fremstad

2016 Photo Contest Winner - Erik Fremstad



Thank You to Our 2018 Business Supporters and Prize Partners:

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**Official Contest Rules**

  • The contest is open to ALL photographers/videographers, except employees of Voyageurs National Park Association and the immediate families of such employees.

  • Submission:

    • Images and video files can be submitted via this online form or by emailing them to You can submit up to 5 photographs, but will only be eligible to win one prize. Please provide the following in your message:

      1. Name (for photo/video credit)

      2. Address

      3. Phone number

      4. The story/caption behind the photo

      5. Photo (no larger than 25 MB)

    • We can accept video entries up to two minutes in length in the following formats: .gif, .mov, .mp4

    • We cannot accept any video footage obtained from drones being flown within Voyageurs National Park.

    • 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 7, 2018.

    • 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.

  • 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

  • Email Communications: By entering the contest, you are giving Voyageurs National Park Association permission to email you with information about the contest and about our organization. You can unsubscribe at any time.