NRD to Host 5th Annual Amateur Photo Contest


The Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) is hosting the fifth annual amateur photo contest, in search of natural resources related photos from residents within the District encompassing Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux counties.

“Our goal is to get the residents of the District outside to observe and capture the beauty in Northwest Nebraska,” stated Al Rasmussen, UNWNRD Director. “Over the last few years this contest has grown in popularity and continues to produce some incredible pictures.”

The 2023 contest had nearly 500 photos and with so many to choose from the UNWNRD Board of Directors opted to create categories for the 2024 contest. Photos submitted will be sorted into 5 different categories including: Agriculture, Nature, Wildlife, Recreation and other, with cash prizes awarded in each category.

The deadline for the 2024 contest is June 1st. Please see the list below for requirements to enter your photos.

  • The photo must be taken within the District (Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, Sioux counties).
  • The photographer must be a resident of the District.
  • The subject of the photo must be natural resources related. Ex: agriculture, nature, wildlife, recreation, etc.
  • The photographer must be an amateur. No professional photographers.
  • The photo must be submitted electronically to: Kylen Armstrong ( and include the photographer’s name, address and phone number.
  • Please include a title for your photo as well as the location it was taken.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded in 5 categories and a canvas print will be made of the overall winning photo to be displayed in the UNWNRD Office until the next winner is selected. After that time the print will be the photographer’s to keep.

For more information, please contact Kylen Armstrong ( or 308-432-6190), see the NRD website or stop by the office at 430 East 2nd Street to see the 2023 winning photo.