North Dakota kicks off tourism photo contest

The contest is now accepting photographs that showcase the state's people and wide-open spaces.

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BISMARCK — The 2021 North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest for Travel and Tourism is now accepting submissions to showcase the state and its wide-open spaces.

Through Aug. 31, photographers can submit images in several contest categories: Road Trips; Recreation; Wildlife; Badlands Scenery; Beyond Badlands Scenery; and Main Street ND.

The winner of each category will get a $200 cash prize. In addition, a Best in Show photo will be selected, with the photographer receiving an additional $300 cash prize and a one-year AAA membership. Winning photos may also be published in North Dakota Tourism promotional materials and websites or displayed around the state.

The contest, launched in 2004, is hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Tourism Division in partnership with AAA of North Dakota and the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

For full contest rules, visit .

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