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Landscapes Photo Contest

While South Dakota marks 125 years of statehood, SDPB is on a journey to rediscover our state's unique identity.

On August 19th, 2014 we invite you to photograph where you work, live, and play in South Dakota.  Photograph what being South Dakotan means to you, and share the images with us.

We'll pick the best and share them with the world. Together, we celebrate all those things experienced only here in South Dakota.

Entry into the contest is now closed.   The real work has begun screening the photos and uploading them to the Landscapes of SD Flickr Gallery.

Judging now begins on the over 800 entries and the winners will be announced on September 8th.

You can tweet, instagram, or facebook your photos at any time!  We'll retweet or favorite many shots today.  Our twitter and instagram handle is @SoDakPB.  They hashtag for this project is #SDLandscapes.

See the Landscapes of SD Flickr Gallery



“A Day in South Dakota”


Tuesday, August 19 is 'World Photo Day'. In honor of that, and in anticipation of South Dakota’s 125th Anniversary of Statehood, South Dakota Public Broadcasting will be asking people across the state to document their life, in photographs, on August 19th. Our theme is “A Day in South Dakota.” We’ll be asking professional and amateur photographers to document what being “South Dakotan” means to them, photos of home, work, connections, and their favorite places.


South Dakota Landscapes  – a Quasquicentennial photography project

SDPB will accept submissions from anyone and select representations for a curated gallery of images available via Flickr, and published in a 2015 SDPB Landscapes Calendar.  


The very soul of this project is the combination of photos and information about what was photographed and who photographed it. The photos and information gathered will prove a resource for researchers today and to future generations who want to investigate what daily life is like in 2014 South Dakota.


In each of the categories listed below, cash prizes will be issued in the following amounts:

First Place - $250; Second Place - $150; Third place - $100

In addition, $250 will be awarded to the photography chosen as "Peoples Choice" based on online voting.

Main categories

The project participants will be asked to reflect on and shoot photos connected to four main categories: South Dakota, Home, Work and Connections. It is up to the participants to interpret the categories and choose which category best represented their photos. You may submit as many photos as you would like for the photo project, and up to four (4) photographs per category for the contest.

South Dakota: What “Being South Dakotan” means to me.

Home: Photos related to where and how we live.

Work: Photos related to where and how we work.

Connections: Photos related to everything that connects us to each other like community, technology, family, energy, faith, cultures, politics and lifestyle.

Please share this event with your friends!

For more information contact - 605-677-6454