Thank you to all of the Michiganders who submitted their photos of nature in the 2023 Photo Contest. We are pleased to announce the following winners in Michigan.
Quote: Jason Whalen
Flora & Fauna
Leslie Marr, “The Hitchhiker”
Brooks Angell, “A Winter’s Hunt on a Frozen Shore”
These images also caught the eye of the judges and were selected for honorable mention.
View the submissions and winners of our latest photo contest. Stay tuned for new announcements.
Categories for Michigan Prizes
Flora & Fauna
A celebration of Michigan's wildlife: mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, plants and fungi. Excludes domestic and captive species.
Showcases a sense of place and shows the beauty of Michigan’s natural areas. May include people or wildlife but primary focus should be on the landscape.
A celebration of the Great Lakes State and the water that surrounds us. May include people or wildlife but must predominantly feature water.
People & Nature
A person or people in an outdoor setting or the impact of people in nature, such as a city park, building or other human-made construction.
Our panel of Michigan judges will select one (1) grand prize winner and four (4) category winners, one for each category. The grand prize winner will receive a $300 gift card and category winners will each receive a $150 gift card for Carhartt, Merrell, REI or Moosejaw (winner’s choice).
Winning photos will be featured in a press release, highlighted on nature.org, and shared on TNC Michigan's social media. They'll also be published in TNC Michigan's annual Conservation Report—which is distributed to more than 15,000 people.
Submissions will also be eligible for global prizes.
Images are judged based on their composition, technical quality, creativity and story.
Looking for a beautiful place to photograph?
From scenic coastlines to sunlit prairies, TNC’s preserves and reserves across Michigan are a haven for nature. They’re also a wonderful location for people to take photos and enjoy the outdoors.