Announcing the 2022 CPAWS Fall Photo Contest Winners

November 24, 2022

We were blown away by the stunning images that captured the natural splendour of our province for the CPAWS Manitoba Fall Colours Photo Contest!

It was a lot of fun going through the 114 submissions by 63 people and a real struggle to pick winners from so many memorable and creative photos. But after blind rankings and much debate, we are pleased to present our three winners.

There were so many great entries that showcased the province’s beauty, and we’ll continue sharing your submissions on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Top 3 Photos Selected by Our Judges

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1st Place Animal Category: Ladybug on a leaf, by Tara Kurtenbach
1st Place General Nature Category: Tulabi Falls in Nopiming Provincial Park, by Joe Barnes
1st Place People in Nature Category: Late bloom sunflower field at sunset, by Samantha Boer

Photo Contest Prizes

The top three photographers received a $75 Atmosphere gift card and a CPAWS Manitoba Keep Manitoba Wild T-shirt.

Debbie Ristimaki was selected for the random draw among all entries, and Snaps by Marga on Instagram was selected for the random draw for people who also posted their entries on Instagram with the hashtag #CPAWSFallPhoto.

Here’s what they won:

  • Random draw for all entries: CPAWS Manitoba Keep Manitoba Wild T-shirt
  • Random draw for those who post entries on Instagram with hashtag #CPAWSFallPhoto: CPAWS Manitoba Hudson Bay long sleeve shirt

Thanks to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for more CPAWS Manitoba contests on the horizon.

Outdoor Fun with the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club

This contest is part of the CPAWS Manitoba Nature Club, which has three main components: Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Fun (contests fall under this), and Speaker Series.

Our Nature Club is designed to help Manitobans get outside, make new friends, and learn about the wonders of nature.

Click here for the full Nature Club event listings.

This contest is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation.

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