Dakota Zoo Photo Contest


Photo contests are for Dakota Zoo members AND visitors. Spring/Summer contest starts April 27, 2019 and ends August 30, 2019.

       Prizes are awarded in three age categories: 12 and under, 13-18, and 19+

  • Photos must be taken at the Dakota Zoo from public walkways or viewing areas.

  • All Zoo safety rules must be followed including NO going over fences or other dangerous behaviors.

  • A maximum of three photos may be submitted by each photographer.

  • All submitted photos must be either 5” X 7” or 8” X 10” and dry mounted.

  • Each photo must have the photographer’s name, address, phone and membership number (if applicable) clearly printed on the back of the mounting board.

  • Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each of the three age categories.

  • Photos will be judged on interest, composition, and technical quality.

  • All photographs will be displayed at the Dakota Zoo for one month after the contest end date.

  • Entrants will be notified when photos are available for pickup--we will not mail photographs.

  • Winners may be asked to allow the Dakota Zoo to use their photographs for publications and electronic communications.

  • Contestants wishing to mail their entries should send them to: Dakota Zoo Photo Contest, 602 Riverside Park Rd Bismarck, ND 58504.