Picture This SDPB Photo ContestPicture This SDPB Photo Contest

2017 Picture South Dakota Photo Contest - Official Rules

Entries must be shot February 13-20, 2017 and received by midnight on February 26, 2017.

Contest entries must be submitted using use the upload form on the contest page at: http://sdpb.org/photocontest (The photo upload widget will be available during the submission period.)

The contest is open to everyone, of any age. Contestants under 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent or guardian. 

Winner is responsible for any and all applicable local, state and/or federal taxes.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB), Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting and its agents are not responsible for any claims, liabilities or damages arising from or in conjunction with any prize awarded in this drawing.

No purchase or monetary contribution is necessary for consideration in the contest.

Employees of SDPB, and Friends of SDPB, members of their board of directors and their immediate families are not eligible for prizes.

Void where prohibited.

Prizes: Winners will be featured in the 2018 edition of the SDPB Calendar, and online at flickr.com/SDPB

Cash prizes will be issued in the following amounts in each of the classes listed below:

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





$250 will be awarded in each class to the photograph chosen as "People’s Choice" based on online voting.

$250 will be awarded to the photograph selected by SDPB as the "Director's Choice".

You may submit up to four (4) photographs for consideration.

Photos must have been taken on February 13-20, inclusive, and must depict an image created within the borders of the state of South Dakota. Minor manipulation of the photos is allowable (color correction, etc.) and will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

Decision of judges is final.  A panel of judges will collectively decide the winners.  

Contest rules are available on request. Email Kent.Osborne@sdpb.org.

Winners will be notified by email. Following the contest the winners will be listed at http://sdpb.org/photocontest.

All entrants release all rights to the submitted photographs to SDPB for promotional purposes.

Class Descriptions:


In order to be eligible, contestants must be in 12th grade or younger. Participants under age 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian.

The winner (or his/her parent or guardian) is responsible for any and all applicable local, state and/or federal taxes.


You take photos for fun.


You are consistently compensated for your photographic work. You are a business entity.