Mississippi River Photo ShootOut


Closing Reception, Saturday June 18th, 2016
At the National Great Rivers Museum, 4:00PM to 7:00PM
People's Choice Award will be announced at 5:30PM
Join the Fun
The Great Rivers Festival from 12:00PM to 7:00PM

On Exhibit at the Jacoby Arts Center and
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'
National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, Illinois.

The exhibition will be on display jointly at the National Great Rivers Museum and the Jacoby Arts Center.
Click on their names to get directions to their locations.

Meet Our 2016 Award Winners

Evening Veil by Bob Firth
"Evening Veil", Best of Show by Bob Firth
Chaska, Minnesota

Photograph was taken after the sun set at Goose Island Park near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
"Autumn Barge Traffic" by Ronald Tigges

River Commerce Purchase Award sponsored by CBG Enterprises, Inc.

"Autumn Barge Traffic" by Ronald Tigges
Dubuque, Iowa
Photo was taken just south of Horseshoe Bluff in the Mines of Spain area looking south on the river.


Best of the Delta Award sponsored by
Delta Regional Authority

Mississippi River Delta by JB Manning
Houston, Texas



Mississippi River Delta by JB Manning
"December Chill" by Janet Moreland

First Prize Scenic

"December Chill" by Janet Moreland
Columbia, Missouri,
Taken near Buck Island, Helena, Arkansas while on a overnight paddle with the Mighty Quapaws of Clarksdale, Mississippi.


Second Prize Scenic

"Morning Glory" by Becky Mather
West DesMoines, Iowa


Photo taken just north of Guttenberg, IA,
in Pool 10. mile marker 618.3, from the Iowa shore.
Morning Glory by Becky Mather
Licking her Lips by Ann Aurbach

First Prize Wildlife

"Licking Her Lips" by Ann Aurbach
University City, Missouri
The photo was taken near Winfield, Missouri.

Second Prize Wildlife

"Bald Eagle Fishing" by Douglas Threewitt
St. Louis, Missouri
The photo was taken at Lock and Dam #14
near LeClaire, Iowa
Bald Eagle Fishing by Douglas Threewitt
Minesweeper by Jane Linders

First Prize River Commerce

"Minesweeper" by Jane Linders
St. Louis, Missouri
The photo was taken just south of the Gateway Arch in
St. Louis, Missouri.

Second Prize River Commerce

"TITLETOWN USA, Caught by Winter"
by Peder Thompson, St. Paul, Minnesota
The photo was taken in South St. Paul, MN at
mile 835.2 where the Kaposia stream enters the Mississippi River three quarters of a mile above the Kaposia Day Mark.
Caughrt by Winter by Peder Thompson


Merit Awards

Paddlewheeler at Night by Dean Klinkenberg

"Paddlewheeler at Night" by Dean Klinkenberg
St. Louis, Missouri


Sunrise at Riverlands by Greg

"Sunrise at Riverlands" by Greg Kluempers
Florissant, Missouri

Clearing Yellow Sky by Jeffery Vaughn

"Clearing Yellow Sky" by Jeffery Vaughn
Alton, Illinois

Bridges of Minneapolis by James Ebert

"Approaching the Lock" by James Ebert
St Paul, Minnesota

Creole Queen on the Mighty Mississippi by Renee Pierce

"Creole Queen on the Mighty Mississippi"
by Renee Pierce, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Spring Sunrise at Brady's Bluff by John Sullivan

"Spring Sunrise at Brady's Bluff" by John Sullivan
La Crosse, Wisconsin


As the Cold Sets In by Ryan LaPlante

"As the Cold Sets In" by Ryan LaPlante
Champlin, Minnesota

Catch of the Day by Saji Madapat

"Catch of the Day" by Saji Madapat


Fresh Catch by Scott Evers

"Fresh Catch" by Scott Evers
Edwardsville, Illinois

Sunset at Confluence Point by Dan Zarlenga

"Sunset at Confluence Point" by Dan Zarlenga
St. Louis, Missouri


CLICK HERE to see all 103 photographs accepted into the
Mississippi River Photo ShootOut.

The People's Choice Award and the Scholarship Award will be announced at the June 18th closing reception at the National Great Rivers Museum. The Great Rivers Festival will also take place on June 18th at the National Great Rivers Museum.


We would like to thank our sponsors and the organizations that have helped support the Mississippi Photo River ShootOut™.

Alton Visitors Center

Bass Pro Shops

CBG Enterprises, Inc

Diversified Laboratories

Delta Regional Authority

Greenway Network

Meeting of the Rivers Foundation

Vanderbilt University

This exhibition would not be possible without our partners,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' National Great Rivers Museum
and the
Jacoby Arts Center