Enter the CPAWS Manitoba Fall Colours Photo Contest 2021

A dock on water in Riding Mountain National Park in fall at sunrise.
September 17, 2021

Enjoy the crisp, fall air and the changing colours of the season by taking part in the CPAWS Manitoba Fall Photo Contest. Wildlife, landscapes, backcountry hikes, backyard adventures — we want to see it all! Just get those entries in by October 18, 2021, for your chance to win.

Our team at CPAWS Manitoba will select three winners, one for each category. The categories are:

  • Nature shots: any photo without people in it — it could be a landscape shot, a close-up of a plant, etc.
  • People enjoying nature: any photo in nature that also features people nearby or in the distance
  • Animals in nature: this could be Manitoba wildlife or your pet out on an adventure with you

Everyone who submits a photo will be entered into a random draw for one more prize. You can enter up to five photos, so the more you enter, the higher chance you have to win the draw!

Want yet another chance to win? In addition to submitting your photo through the online form, post your photo on your Instagram feed with the hashtag #CPAWSFallPhoto, and you’ll be entered into another random draw strictly for those who share their entry on Instagram!

And yet another bonus: the first 25 people who submit their photos will receive a CPAWS Manitoba sticker or magnet!

Want some inspiration? Check out the amazing entries for our Safe at Home photo contest earlier this year.

How to Enter

Take your photos — eligible photos must be taken in Manitoba between September 20, 2021, and October 18, 2021. Complete the online entry form. For the bonus Instagram draw, post the photo on your feed with the hashtag #CPAWSFallPhoto. If you have a private account, send us a screenshot by email to show us that you posted on Instagram.

The contest runs from September 20, 2021, to October 18, 2021. Winners will be notified by October 28, 2021.

Contest Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • Winners of each category: $75 Atmosphere gift card and a CPAWS Manitoba Keep Manitoba Wild T-shirt
  • 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

Rules and Regulations

Please read the contest rules and regulations here. If there is an identifiable person in your photograph, they must sign the model release form, found here.

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 and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.

Help Keep Manitoba Wild


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With your help, we can protect half our lands and waters for future generations of people and wildlife.