Lower Loup NRD Announces 2024 Photo Contest

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District (LLNRD) is now accepting entries for its 2024 LLNRD Photo Contest. The intent of the contest is to inspire photographers of every level to visit LLNRD recreation areas and to explore the scenic district.  

Photographers should submit high-resolution files to abartels@llnrd.org by midnight May 15, 2024. Photographers retain ownership of their images. By submitting, entrants grant the LLNRD potential use of images in social media, website content, other digital use, and in printed materials. LLNRD directors and employees, and their immediate families, are not eligible to win. Photos can include nature, wildlife, people, agriculture, recreation, conservation, local events, and more, and must have been taken within the Lower Loup Natural Resources District. Winners will be announced in June 2024.

“The Lower Loup NRD is the largest of Nebraska’s natural resources districts,” said LLNRD Information & Education Coordinator, Alan Bartels. “The opportunities for capturing stunning images within the district are endless.”      

Hundreds of images were entered in the 2023 contest. Valley County resident Robyn Koelling was the first-place winner with her image of a soybean field at sunset.

First, second, and third places will be awarded in the 2024 contest. A print of the first-place image will hang in the LLNRD headquarters in Ord for one year before being presented to the photographer and replaced by the subsequent contest winner.

Questions should be directed to Alan Bartels at (308) 728-3221 or abartels@llnrd.org.