• Adventure and Recreation: Honorable mention - "Shooting Star over Pretty Point Yurt," Johnathon Campbell, Bismarck
  • Scenery: Honorable mention - "Autumn on the Red," Duane Strand, Wahpeton
  • "Stormy Sunset."
  • Communities and Events: Winner - "Dawning," Zachary Hargrove, Bismarck
  • Wildlife: Winner - "Bison at Daybreak," Mike Hanson, Bismarck
  • Governor's Photo Contest Winner: "Stormy Sunset" and photographer Zachary Hargrove. The photo also won in the Scenery category and was chosen the Decade's Best.
  • Communities and Events: Honorable mention - "Fort Seward Wagon Train," Lisa Lang, Buchanan
  • Wildlife: Honorable mention - "Eared Grebe with Chicks at McKenzie Slough," Kevin Hice, Washburn
  • "Stormy Sunset"
  • Fun with Family and Friends: Winner - "Kids in Jamestown Arts Park," Lisa Lang Buchanan


Art is different things to different people. It’s a painting, a sculpture, music. While the medium varies greatly, the passion of those inspired by art is unwavering. Bring that passion to North Dakota, where visitors find thriving art communities in all of our cities and most of our smaller towns. From the thought-provoking displays at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo to the eclectic collection of polished rock at the Paul Broste Rock Museum in Parshall, there is sure to be a collection that inspires you.