North Dakota Waterways Photo Contest

The North Dakota Water magazine is looking for those hidden away people and places to help us showcase North Dakota’s water treasures. Take a picture suitable for the magazine’s front cover. It could be taken in your backyard, at the neighborhood playground, by the creek, behind the farm house, or near your favorite fishing hole – in any season. Be creative!


Photography Contest Rules

Entries will be judged on suitability for publication on the front cover, appropriate representation of North Dakota’s water, and photographic creativity, and quality.

Photographs must have been taken in North Dakota and water must appear in some form (i.e., snow, rain, ice, lake, river, dew, etc.) in the photograph. Digital photos preferred and must be at least 300 DPI at 9 x 12 inches, vertical orientation. Photographs not meeting these specifications will be disqualified. Entries may also be mailed to NDWEF, PO Box 2254, Bismarck, ND 58502. Winners will be notified; there will be no acknowledgement of receipt of entries. Entries will be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the entry.

There are no categories. One overall winner, three runners-up, and six honorable mention winners will be chosen at the judge’s discretion. The decisions of the judge are final. There is no entry fee and no limit on the number of photographs you may enter.

Deadline is May 20, 2022.

Prizes

Winners receive cash prizes. Winning photos may appear on a future front cover of the magazine.

2022 North Dakota Waterways Photo Contest is now accepting entries.

North Dakota Waterways Photo Contest Entry Form

2021 North Dakota Waterways Photo Contest Winners

WINNER: Suanne Kallis
Jaded Beauty

FIRST PLACE: Cathy Myrum
Blooming Beauty

SECOND PLACE: Aaron Davis
Sunset at the Beach

THIRD PLACE: Dale Fehr
Train Crossing

HONORABLE MENTION:
Bernard Anderson

Foggy Morning

HONORABLE MENTION:
Tricia Bentz

Raindrops on
Yellow Poppy

HONORABLE MENTION:
Melissa Erickson

Webby Weather

HONORABLE MENTION:
Tom Krebs
The Heart River

HONORABLE MENTION:
Katherine Plessner 
Christmas Morning

HONORABLE MENTION:
Colleen Parker 
– Winter Cycling
in North Dakota