Shoot, there it is! The clock is winding down for Kilbourne Group’s downtown Fargo photo competition!

October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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The deadline is looming for Kilbourne Group’s second-ever Inspire.13 photo competition!

But don’t despair. If you’re a photographer, you probably have an artistic bent. That means you do some of your best work while staring down a deadline. (That’s something a bloggosaurus like yours truly can relate to.) So start sifting through all the wonderful images of Downtown Fargo you’ve captured in the last year or so, and then take a few minutes to enter online (go to

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

Here’s what we’re 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 and activities in our city’s ever-blossoming downtown heart.
  • Images that range from straightforward shots of events (like the Holiday of Lights parade) to more artistic photos (macro shots that make you think twice where something was taken).
  • In short, we want to see pictures that truly capture downtown Fargo as a vibrant place to live, work and play.

The contest is open to both youth (18 and younger) and adults (everyone else). The top adult winners will see their images reproduced in our full-color, glossy Inspire.13 calendar, receive 10 calendars to keep or share (ahem: Christmas is coming!), and get $80 in gift cards toward select downtown businesses.

Youth winners also will see their work displayed in the calendar, take home $50 in downtown gift cards and receive two free calendars.

We’re excited to point out that we’ve received 70 entries so far! Some of these images are iconic (for instance: shots of the always-popular Fargo Theatre sign), while others aren’t quite so well known. There are still some subject areas we’d love to see represented — including wintertime shots, crowd photos, night-life scenes, portraits of Downtown Fargoans, downtown construction¬†and “on the go” photos (people biking, pet owners walking dogs, and downtowners just living life and having fun).

For full entry instructions, go to

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






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