Conservation Connection: Discover Nature Photo Contest

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(KPLR) - Is your camera always with you when you’re outdoors?  Have you captured a magic moment in nature you’d love to share?  If so, your photo could end up printed in the Missouri Conservationist Magazine?  The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding a Discover Nature Photo Contest, and Dan Zarlenga shared the details with John Fuller.

Q.  What’s this contest all about?

  • A photo contest to help Missourians showcase their outdoor experiences and discover nature through photography


Q. How does it work?

  • Contest open from now until November 15
  • We’re accepting images of:
    • Wildlife, birds, insects, etc.
    • Landscapes and scenery
    • Flowers, trees and plants
    • Or images of people enjoying outdoor recreation:
      • Fishing and hunting
      • Hiking
      • Camping
      • Floating
      • MDC staff will choose a monthly winner and display it on the MDC website
      • In January 2015, all monthly winners will appear in the Missouri Conservationist Magazine.


Q. What are the requirements for entering the contest?

  • All photos must be taken outdoors in Missouri
  • Resolution must be at least 2,000 pixels (original photo)
  • Must be in jpg format
  • Can enter up to 10 photos per month
  • Include a caption describing:
    • Location of the photo
    • Description of subject, activity, or scene
    • Only basic manipulations allowed (cropping, exposure/color correction, etc.)


Q.  How can viewers submit their pictures?

  • Submit photos through any social networking site of choice
  • Use the hashtag "#MDCDiscoverNature" to identify it
  • MDC will gather all images with that hashtag onto a tagboard where all entries can be seen together


Q.  How can we find out more?

  • Go to
  • Search keywords “photo contest”