2017 Governor's Photo Contest

The entries for the 2017 North Dakota Governors Photo Contest have been submitted and judged and the winners and honorable mentions have been selected. On October 16, find out which among more than 1,000 images were deemed best in class and best in show. The winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall at the Capitol.

This year's categories are:

  • Adventure and Recreation
  • Places to Visit
  • Communities and Events
  • Fun with Friends and Family
  • Scenery
  • Wildlife

Winning photographs are selected by a panel based on the quality of the image and how well it showcases North Dakota as a Legendary place to visit. You can find a complete list of the contest rules here.

See last year's winners.

The Governor's Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism is open to North Dakota resident photographers only, and is offered through a partnership between AAA, the North Dakota Council for the Arts, the Governor’s office, and North Dakota Tourism. Professional photographers and freelancers interested in working with North Dakota Tourism are encouraged to contact Cassie Theurer.