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Saint John's Outdoor University Photo Contest

Submit up to 5 photos per category per person.

2017 Deadline is November 7th!

A panel of judges will choose the "Best in Category" for each age group. The selected photos will be posted on our website, where you will be invited to vote for “Best in Show.”

Enter Your Photos!

Step One

Get out into the Abbey Arboretum or St. Benedict's Monastic Woods.

Step Two

Take your photographs - any time.

Step Three

Submit your photos!

Be sure to include your name, age group, and photo category with each submission! (Photos should be submitted as JPEGs with a minimum 2 Megapixel resolution.)

Photo submissions are accepted throughout the year!

Age Groups

  • Under 18
  • 18-22
  • 23 & Up


Plants and Critters

PC Winner

Gabe Lovejoy

2016 Finalist
Age: 18 - 22

People Outdoors


Julia Eckart

2016 Finalist
Age: 18 - 22

Earth, Lake, & Sky


Yichu Chen

2016 Finalist
Age: 18 - 22

Saint John's Outdoor University retains the right to use any images submitted. Every effort will be made to credit the photographer when images are published. 


Contact us at [email protected] or call 320-363-3163.