Announcement of the winners of the governor’s photo contest
BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – Governor Doug Burgum, RN.D., announced the winners of the governor’s photo contest on Wednesday.
The contest had a total of 543 submissions, with five winners, 12 honorable mentions and one grand prize winner. The photos showcase the beautiful scenery of North Dakota and will be used by the Department of Tourism over the coming year, as well as AAA, the award sponsor.
“Our photographers bring a fresh perspective to their work and help us see our condition in a different light, literally. Different times of the day, different seasons that others might have. It helps us all to change our views and increase our self-esteem about this great place we live in, ”said Burgum.
The best photo in the show is called “Prairie Dog Embrace” by Tim Samuelson of Fargo.
The judges say the image stood out by capturing a warm sense of emotion, something we could all use a bit more of these days.
The other winners in each category are listed below:
Category winner: “Setting Lures on a Frozen North Dakota Wetland” by Craig Bihrle of Bismarck.
“Ice Fishing for North Dakota State Fish” by Craig Bihrle of Bismarck.
“Always on the Water” by Kim Black from Minot Air Force Base.
Category winner: “The Vast Lane” by Wendy Wood, Grand Forks.
“Geese in Flight Through Aurora” by Nate Reynolds of Glen Ullin.
“Buffalo Halo” by Troy Gunderson of Jamestown.
Category winner: “Stormy Sunset” Nels Kilpela by Dickinson.
“The Western Edge Untamed” by Suanne Kallis of Carrington.
“Storm on Display” by Nels Kilpela from Dickinson.
Beyond the Badlands Landscape:
Category winner: “Storm forming over sunflowers” by Roxanne Westerman of Mapleton.
“Neowise “by Erick Garza from Bismarck.
“Harvest” by Steve Silseth of Minot.
Category winner: “Prairie Dog Embrace” by Tim Samuelson of Fargo.
“Pheasant. Location” by Greg Kolden of Bismarck.
“Mister. Porcupine” by Cindy Nagel of Fargo.
“Prairie Rattlesnake” by Chuck Miner of Mandan.
“Northern Saw-Whet Owl” by Annie Goldade of Fargo.
See the full gallery here: https://belegendary.link/2021PhotoContestWinners.
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