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Forum staff reports, Published August 15 2009

North Dakota photo contest deadline Sept. 10

BISMARCK – Amateur photographers living in North Dakota have until Sept. 10 to submit entries for the annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest.

Winning photographers will receive a $200 cash prize, and their work will be featured in North Dakota Tourism’s marketing materials, along with even greater exposure through contest partner AAA.

Winning photographs will be eligible for display in AAA North Dakota branch offices and may be printed in AAA regional publications.

A new “best of show” photo will be selected from the winning photographs, and the photographer will receive an additional $300 cash prize and a free, one-year AAA membership.

Photographs will be judged on their ability to showcase North Dakota as a “legendary” destination in the following categories: spring, summer, fall or winter scenery; people; outdoor adventure and activities; attractions; events; wildlife; and culture and heritage.

Entries will be also be judged on originality, interest of the subject matter, visual appearance and consistency with the category theme.