Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photo Contest Winner Announced

The National Park Service and the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association announced the winter of the third Annual “Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park” Photo Contest on Saturday.1

Dave Bruner of Grand Forks, ND won First Prize with his scenic photo entitled, “Sunset at Wind Canyon.” Bruner’s photo will be featured on the park’s 2015 Annual Park Pass, which is good for one year from the month of purchase, will be on sale starting January 1. David Schram of Puyallup, WA won Second Prize with “Badlands Dawn;” Third Prize was awarded to John Neukirch from Lincoln, NE for “Little Missouri – North Unit;” and “Painted Canyon Panorama” by Johannes Minnaar from Grand Forks, ND was the Fourth Place winner. Prizes were donated by the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association, the park’s non-profit cooperating association.

The park received 85 photo entries for this year’s contest. The top 12 will be featured in a 2015 color calendar, which is available for purchase at the visitor center. The photos will also be on display through December 24.

Acting Superintendent, Wendy Ross congratulated the winners and recognized the contest participants at a slideshow of the submissions on Saturday December 6, 2014. “Our annual photo contest is a wonderful opportunity for photographers to share their unique vision of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is striking to think about this year’s submissions as a collection of frozen frames, each capturing a moment of the park’s essence.”

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