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Press Release - 2013 Theater Photo Contest Winners Announced

Contact: Lorna Meidinger

2013 Theater Photo Contest Winners Announced

BISMARCK The Archeology and Historic Preservation Division of the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) held a public photo contest in 2013 to gather images and information on theaters in North Dakota. Theaters were chosen as the subject for the contest because these buildings are facing the challenges of converting to digital screening.

The overall winning photograph showcases the Botno Theater marquee, Bottineau, ND, submitted by Linda McNea of Bottineau. This photo will be made into a postcard about theaters in North Dakota. Kristine Harris of Gwinner was named a category winner for her photo of the Elm Tree Amphitheater at Fort Ransom State Park.

Both winners will receive a one-year membership to the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation, a one-year pass to all SHSND historic sites, and a personalized tour of the SHSND collections or the state historic site of their choice. Winning photos will be published in the SHSND Plains Talk newsletter and on the SHSND website.

Watch for the next photo contest to be announced in May 2014. Winning photos can be viewed at

For more information contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 701.328.2089.

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