Lower Loup NRD Launches 2023 Photo Contest

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District (LLNRD) is accepting entries for its 2023 LLNRD Photo Contest.

Photographers may submit high-resolution files (from cameras or smartphones) to abartels@llnrd.org by midnight May 15, 2023. Photographers retain ownership of their images. By submitting, entrants grant the Lower Loup NRD potential use of images in social media, website content, other digital use, and in printed materials. Directors and employees of the LLNRD, 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. Photo contest winners will be announced in June 2023.

“The Lower Loup NRD is the largest of Nebraska’s NRDs and includes more than 500 miles of rivers,” said LLNRD Information & Education Coordinator, Alan Bartels. “The opportunities for capturing stunning images within the District are endless.”   

Nearly 600 images were entered in the inaugural contest in 2022. Gary Micek of Elyria was the first-place winner with his image of a farm at sunset.

First, second, and third places will be awarded in the 2023 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.


2022 LLNRD Photo Contest winning image by Gary Micek of Elyria.