National Rural Health Day Photo Contest

Do you love rural, health, or any combination of the two? Then share it with us! The Center for Rural Health, in partnership with the North Dakota Rural Health Association is proud to present the 7th annual National Rural Health Day Photo Contest.

What is the Photo Contest?

The National Rural Health Day Photo Contest is an opportunity for you to share, visually, what rural health means to you. We encourage you to be creative, and show us what rural health means to you!

Contest Deadline and Eligibility

Submissions of photos will be accepted until 11:59 pm Central on November 10. Citizens within North Dakota are eligible to enter the contest. The photos must have been taken in North Dakota. Each photo/caption is one submission, however you may submit as many photos as you would like.

Submitting Photos

To submit a photo, send a high resolution version of the photo in a .jpeg, .gif, or .tif file format to Include a caption of the photo, any other information you would like included about the photo, your name, email address, and phone number. By submitting a photo for this contest you agree to the Terms of Use.

2017 Contest Prizes

Adult Division (18 & Over)

  • 1st Place - $150 Cenex gift card
  • 2nd Place - $100 Cenex gift card
  • 3rd Place - $50 Cenex gift card

Youth Division (17 & Under)

  • 1st Place - $100 Amazon gift card
  • 2nd Place - $50 Amazon gift card
  • 3rd Place - $25 Amazon gift card

View the winning photos from the 2016 contest.


A panel of judges from the Center for Rural Health and the North Dakota Rural Health Association will critique the photos based on creativity, originality, photo quality, how well it communicates the concept of "rural health", and overall appeal.

Use of Copyrighted Materials

Images submitted must be royalty-free. By submitting a photo, you understand you have the right and permission of the owner of the photo to use it for this contest. Photos not meeting this requirement will not be eligible for prizes and will be disqualified from the National Rural Health Day Photo Contest.


Contact Kylie Nissen at (701) 777-5380 or