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Published September 22, 2011, 11:42 AM

Winners announced in North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest

BISMARCK–A photo of horses in the Badlands submitted by a Grand Forks woman won the best in show award in the North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest.

BISMARCK–A photo of horses in the Badlands submitted by a Grand Forks woman won the best in show award in the North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest.

Jen MacLeod’s photo, Wild Horse Band, was photographed in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Category winners will receive cash prizes and have their work featured in North Dakota Tourism’s marketing materials, along with additional exposure through AAA.

Photos were judged on originality, subject matter, visual appeal and ability to portray North Dakota as a legendary travel destination in the categories of events, attractions, people, scenery, wildlife, and outdoor adventure, a news release from the Tourism Division said.

Other winners and honorable mentions are:

People category

Category winner: “The Hunter” by Tyson Krinke, Rhame

Attraction category

Category winner: “On_A_Slant” by Gordon Weixel, Bismarck

Honorable mention: “Sakakawea at the Capitol” by Stacy High, Bismarck

Scenery category

Category winner: “Frosted Beauty” by Mandy Moore, Minot

Honorable mention: “Fort McKeen” by Gordon Weixel, Bismarck

Honorable mention: “MoonShine!” by Jo Mertes, Mantador

Honorable mention: “Yesterday meets Today” by Tyson Krinke, Rhame

Wildlife category

Category winner: “Wild Horse Band” by Jen MacLeod, Grand Forks

Honorable mention: “Three is a Crowd” by Anna Meidinger, Wishek

Event category

Category winner: “Upside Down” by Jose Medina, Fargo

Adventure category

Category winner: “No coffee shops here!” by Scott Kadlec, Bismarck

Honorable mention: “Shine On” by Megan Dietz, Fargo

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