The Roots Issue Instagram Contest was all about roots, growth, and blooms! In collaboration with our contest sponsor, Foxglove Market & Studio, we asked Minnesota photographers a few questions for inspiration. How do you bloom where you are planted? When you explore your roots and reflect on the art they inspire, what nourishes your growth? What brings you peace and strength and inspiration? Photographers entered their photographs via the hashtag #MakeItMN_Foxglove.

We’re so grateful for our partner, Foxglove Market & Studio Studio—a Minneapolis flower studio owned by a lovely Minnesotan named Christine Hoffman. As the Twin Cities first exclusively local and chemical-free florist, Foxglove is more than just a flower studio. Christine is a slow flowers advocate striving to form a strong community of sustainable flower farmers, small business owners, and folks who care about supporting these mindful endeavors. By providing a local, sustainable option to traditional flowers, putting a premium on collaboration, and reaching out to the community, she hopes to foster change. Learn more about Christine’s work at

In just 10 days, the ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ Instagram Contest gathered nearly 200 entries! To view the entire group of submissions, follow the Instagram tag #MakeItMN_Foxglove. In these photos, we saw beautiful blooms, thoughtful moments in nature, and a ubiqitous sense of roots to this land.

Now, for the winners… The top 20 photographs are featured below and the top 10 will be published in the upcoming Roots Issue! Finally, the #1 winning photographer is featured on the cover of this Roots Issue, welcoming readers to an issue full of inspiration and growth.This photographer, who is yet to be revealed, will also receive an autumn wreath or handmade bouquet!

Enjoy these lovely Top 20 - Which are your favorites?!