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Shoot! There it is: Time running out to enter KG’s downtown photo contest

Shoot! There it is: Time running out to enter KG’s downtown photo contest

(Fargo Theatre Photo: Dan Francis.)

Wait! Did you hear that?

It’s the sound of the clock ticking away until we meet the deadline for Kilbourne Group‘s second-ever Inspire.13 Photo Competition.

The deadline is officially this Sunday, although we won’t turn down any late stragglers who have submitted entries by 8 a.m. next Monday. (Who picks Sunday for a deadline anyway? Oh wait. We do.)

Here’s what we are looking for:

–Photos that depict downtown Fargo (if you want to get technical about it, we define downtown as the rectangular shape bordered by: Seventh Avenue North on the north, the Red River on the east, Seventh Avenue South on the south, and University on the west).


–Photos that reflect all moods, seasons, times of day, people and activities in our city’s ever-blossoming downtown core.




–Images that range from the photojournalistic (straightforward shots of Fargo Marathoners running through downtown) to the artistic (such as macro shots that make people have to think twice about where something was shot).

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Cruisin’ on Broadway Photo: Joseph Burgum.


In short, we want to see pictures that truly capture downtown Fargo as a vibrant destination to live, work and play.

The contest is open to both youth and adults. The top adult winners will see their images reproduced in our Inspire.13 calendar, will receive 10 calendars to keep or share, and will also receive a free puppy. (Kidding! Just checking to see if you were paying attention.) Actually, they will also receive $80 in gift cards toward select downtown businesses.


Youth winners will receive $50 in gift cards to downtown businesses and two copies of the calendar (including one for Grandma, who will be sooo proud!:)

We’re happy to say that we’ve received almost 70 entries so far. Some of these images are somewhat iconic (for instance: shots of the beloved Fargo Theatre sign), while others aren’t quite so well known. But because downtown Fargo has become such an incredibly lively and diverse place, there are still some subject areas we’d love to see represented — including wintertime shots, crowd photos, portraits of people who live/work/play downtown and bicycling images.


So, start scanning your Snapfish accounts, and send us your images. For full entry instructions, go to

We can’t wait to see how you see Downtown Fargo!

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