2018 Governor's Photo Contest

Entries are now being taken for the 2018 North Dakota Governors Photo Contest. The contest recognizes the talents of North Dakotans and the scenic beauty, adventure, wildlife, places and people they enjoy here. Submissions are being taken through August 31, 2018. The winning photos will be announced in October at a ceremony in Memorial Hall at the State Capitol in Bismarck.

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.