Looking for a fun outdoor activity that everyone in the family can take part in?  Pennington SWCD is hosting a monthly photo contest starting January 1st through December 31st.


Contest rules and photo requirements:

  • All photos submitted must be taken in Pennington County.

  • Photo must focus on an element of nature.

  • Only one submission per person per month.

  • Photo must be original and taken by owner.  No watermarked photos allowed.

  • No people or advertisements allowed in photo.


  • Photos will be judged during our monthly SWCD Board Meetings and must be received by the third Wednesday of each month.

  • Photos can be submitted in the comments section of our photo Facebook post or via email at: donna.christianson@pennington.mnswcd.org

  • Each photo submission should include your name, telephone number, and township where the photo was taken (if known). 


Submission of your photo gives permission to Pennington SWCD to use the photo for any legal use, including but not limited to: publicity, social media, copyright purposes, illustration, advertising, and website content.


Each month a winner will be chosen and awarded a prize.  Those winners will be entered into a grand prize drawing that will be held at the end of December. 

We look forward to seeing your entries!



July Photo Contest Winner:
Gregg Knutsen
Trumpeter Swan Family
Taken in Bray Township

Suspicious Cloud Formation

Submitted by:  Nicole Hilgeman


August Photo Contest Winner:
Tabitha Stasik
Taken in North Township

Duck Family

Submitted by:  Cheryl Scott


September Photo Contest Winner:
Jan Ericksen
Baby Fawn
Taken in Sanders Township


Submitted by:  Jan Ericksen


October Photo Contest Winner:
Bill Carrington
Harvest Eve Sunset
Taken in North Township

Deer in the Park

Submitted by: Annea Harmon