BISMARCK – The State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) held a photo contest in 2012 to gather images and information on grain elevators in North Dakota. More than 500 images were submitted for the contest.

The four categories and the winners of those categories are:

Wood Elevators: Jim Horner, “Sentinel Butte”

Concrete Elevators: Joe Adams, “Northwood (6)”

Steel Elevators: Alan Whiteside, “Pillsbury”

Other: David Britton, “Lunds Valley 1”

Alan Whiteside was awarded the grand prize for his photograph, “Pillsbury.”

The winning photographs will be published in the SHSND newsletter Plains Talk and on the agency website The grand prize photograph will also be featured on a poster about grain elevators in North Dakota, to be published by the SHSND in May 2013.

Each of the category winners will receive a one-year membership to SHSND, a one-year pass to all SHSND historic sites, a personalized tour of the SHSND collections or the state historic site of their choice, and a copy of The American Grain Elevator donated by the author, Linda Laird.

The photographers receiving honorable are:

Betty McMillan, “Fall Beauty”

Kathy Holte, “O&M”

Joe Adams, “Northwood (20)

Gary Rich, “Russell”

David Britton, “Armourdale”

Lonnie Laffen, “Mott Grain Elevator”

Jim Horner, “Beach”

April Pearson, “Casselton”

Honorable mention winners will receive a one-year pass to all SHSND historic sites, and the photographs may be published in Plains Talk and on the SHSND website