Announcing Friends’ 2022 Winter Photo Contest

People By David Meier

Adult on a frozen lake drilling through ice in the Boundary Waters, with a kid next to them
Photo: Jessica Jay

Announcing Friends’ 2022 Winter photo contest

Ice is (almost) out on the lakes of the Boundary Waters. But before winter is too far in the rearview mirror, we’d like to see your best outdoor winter pics from the northland!

Send us your best winter photos for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to REI, and to have your images help advance our mission to protect, preserve and restore the BWCA.

Deadline for entry is June 1. Winners will be announced the following week.

Guidelines/ Rules

  • Please submit photographs in the highest resolution you have.
  • By entering, you agree to allow Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness to use the submitted photos in our advocacy and outreach efforts. This includes emails, social media and printed materials. We will credit you.
  • Rename your photos by using the following formula: “first name_last name_social handle” For example: “Samuel_Beckett_@sammyB” If you have a Twitter/ Instagram handle, include that info in the file name too.
  • You can enter as many photos as you like. Simply email them to or by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
  • Some tips: Nothing makes us cringe like a bad photoshop job. We tend to favor pictures with people in them. However, that doesn’t mean you should go and photoshop your sweetheart into a landscape shot with some grazing moose.
Trees in the winter
Winner of Friends 2021 Photo Contest – Winter Category. Photo: Dominic Ricci

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