A conference tradition continues! The online format of our 2021 conference let TPE’s amazing photographers show off their work to more people than ever. Read on to see who won.

We received entries in five categories: people, seasons, flora/fauna, landscape and wabi-sabi (the beauty of transience or imperfection). Avid photographer and contest judge Jerry Newman narrowed each category down to one photo (thanks, Jerry!). During the conference, attendees voted for their favorite to pick the ultimate winner.


In the People category: “What Pandemic?” by Rob Baller


In the Seasons category: “December at Dower Prairie” by Steve Hubner


In the Flora/Fauna category: “Great Spangled Fritillary on Hill’s Thistle” by Eric Preston


In the Wabi-Sabi category: untitled photo by Ben Behrens


In the Landscape category: “Sedge Meadow Wildflowers” by Gary Shackelford


Congrats to STEVE HUBNER for taking first place! Look for his photo on the cover of our next Prairie Promoter newsletter.