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Alongside our partner, Humble Apparel Co., we put on an Instagram contest all about appreciating, respecting, and preserving the beautiful land and water that make Minnesota an incredible place to visit and live. In this contest, we asked Minnesota photographers to submit work that is inspired by the incredible outdoors right here in Minnesota.

We're proud to announce you can view more than 400 photos at #MakeItMN_ThisIsHumble!  We are so grateful for our partner, Humble Apparel Co., a Minneapolis-based outdoor apparel and goods company with a focus on clean, modern design. Their humble beginnings started in 2016 after the founders struggled to find modern apparel for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, one of their favorite places in Minnesota. So, this holiday season, Humble has decided to partner with Save the BWCA by donating 25% of their hat sales to their conservation efforts. The Save the BWCA Campaign, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, was organized by local residents in and around Ely, Minnesota, who are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore. Learn more about Humble's holiday campaign here:

Featured below are the Top 20 winners - which are your favorites? From here, the Top 10 winners will be published in the upcoming Giving Issue. And lastly, the #1 winning photographer will win a prize package from Humble Apparel Co.!