Snapshot South Dakota

Snapshot South Dakota

Snapshot South Dakota is a department sponsored contest that is focused on capturing the beauty of our outdoor resources in South Dakota.

2021 Snapshot South Dakota 

Spring Winners

 Winter scenery 


Pollinator Category Winner: John Mitchell. Spring Fishing Category Winner: Christian McHugh. 

Spring Landscapes Category Winner: Holly Mathis. People's Choice Category Winner: Andrew Norton.

Submit Photos

Summer Categories

  • Biking
  • Aquatic Life
  • Summer Landscapes

Judging will consist of one “Best in Category” for each category and one overall “People’s Choice,” resulting in four winners.


Photographers are eligible to enter up to 3 photos.

Photos deemed inappropriate will not be eligible for People's Choice voting.

Deadline to submit photos for the summer period will be August 2.

People's Choice

All eligible submitted photos will be added into a photo album on the official GFP Facebook page.  Photographers are encouraged to direct their friends, family and fans to the album to “Like” their photo(s).  The photo with the most “Likes” will be award “People’s Choice.” The “People’s Choice” photo and photographer will be removed from the remaining categories moving forward.

Winning Photos

Winning photographers and photos will be showcased with appropriate credits in the South Dakota Conservation Digest, GFP social media platforms and other GFP publications. Winning photos may also be selected for the cover of the South Dakota Hunting Handbook, Fishing Handbook, Boating Handbook and Park Times.