The City of Mandan is hosting its second annual city-wide photo contest. Photographers of all ages are encouraged to submit an entry, and don't worry you don't have to be a pro, you just have to have a have a good eye for a good shot.

Contest Categories

According to the city of Mandan's website, they are looking for photos that capture these themes: Opportunity, Community, Fun, Achievement, and County.

The website explains a winner will be chosen from each category.

Additional Categories: There will also be a "People's Choice" winner, chosen by the people of Mandan (Voting is done online). Another one to note, "Top Youth" entrant -- get your kids to enter!

What If You Win?

If you win, you get the royal treatment; if you win you get your photo displayed the Mandan City Hall for a year. Not only that, but your photo will also be considered for other print and online tourism publications, and included in other public displays. Plus, you could win  $50 or $100 gift cards for some local businesses.

Obviously you get bragging rights too.

According to the city of Mandan's website, the 2021 contest had 108 entries in total. Some of the photos submitted were from the Morton County Horse Races, the Railway Bridge, and outside of downtown local businesses.

How Fun?!

I think this is a great way to get out in the community this summer and take a closer look at the things you pass every day. We wake up, we go to work, we come home; the beauty of our little town sometimes gets lost in the daily shuffle. I can't wait to see this year's winners.

By the way, the contest ends August 31st 2022. For more details and for how to subit and entry, check out the city's website. Good luck!


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