Photo Contest:

Picture Your Pup

at the Preserve

Photo Contest Kickoff

Saturday, October 12, 2019  |  8:30AM – ???

Entries due Sunday, November 3, 2019  |  Midnight CST

Your dog is always welcome at Mequon Nature Preserve, so stop in for a crisp, fall morning romp on the trails. Photograph your furriest family member enjoying the trails at MNP (on a leash!) and enter to compete for a prize of MNP gear. You don’t need to be present on October 12 to enter, but this kickoff date will have members of the MNP Photo Club available to offer tips and pointers to elevate your skills for winning-worthy images.

To be considered, entries must meet the following requirements:


Dog(s) must be photographed at Mequon Nature Preserve.

Leash on dog must be visible in the image. (It’s a city ordinance!)

Composition – An image that brings together the main visual elements of your dog and a compelling area of Mequon Nature Preserve.

Storytelling – An image that evokes emotion and imagination of the subject.


Digital files only; edited images are accepted.

One entry per person.

Submitted image should be labeled with the following: Photographer’s first initial with last name; Date file is submitted; MNP_2019_PhotoContest

         Example:      JDoe-101219-MNP_2019_PhotoContest

Email digital file to the attention of Jim at

In the body of the email, please indicate category, whether Professional/Advanced Amateur OR Amateur/Beginner.

Also within the body of the email, indicate that you “have read, understand, and agree with the contest rules and conditions.”


Photos must be received by midnight CST Sunday, November 3, 2019.


Photographs will be evaluated and judged by members of the MNP Photography Club and MNP staff.  Mequon Nature Preserve will notify winners via the email address provided at the time of entry; MNP may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.

Winners will also be announced in the November issue oft he MNP e-newsletter.


Two prizes will be awarded in this contest, one entry from the Professional/Advanced Amateur category, and one entry from the Amateur/Beginner category. Winners will be awarded an item of their choice from the available inventory of MNP gear. (Current items include T-shirts, hoodies, fleece jackets, caps, dog leashes, etc, for example.)

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: (All the legal stuff…)

All photos must be original work, taken by the entrant. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

  • Entries will only be accepted via the email address indicated above in the How to Enter section.
  • Entries will be judged by the MNP Photography Club and MNP staff. All decisions are final. MNP reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.
  • By entering the Contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by Mequon Nature Preserve for advertising or other promotional purposes without compensation.
  • Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.
  • The prize must be collected by the winner and is nontransferable. 
  • The winner will be contacted via the email address provided during entry. If no response is received after five business days, a new winner will be selected and the previous winner will forfeit all rights to the prize.
  • The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Entrant must state in submission email that they have read the contest rules and regulations.

All entrants hold Mequon Nature Preserve, Inc. and its directors, employees, and volunteers (“Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all claims of any nature arising in connection with entrant’s participation in the contest and acceptance or use of a prize. The Indemnified Parties are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries, or other claims incurred as a result of entrants’ participation in the contest.


The contest is free to enter, but donations are gladly accepted!


Contest is

Free to Enter

Suggested donation

to support MNP

trail maintenance:

$10 per entry


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Mequon Nature Preserve
8200 W. County Line Road
Mequon, WI