Capture the hatchery 2021 Photo contest

Details will be posted soon!

Capture the hatchery 2020 Photo contest


Wildlife & Nature Theme

  • Professional Category: Vicki Strickland,   Lead, SD

  • Amateur Category: Zoe McGough,   Las Vegas, NV

  • Youth Category: Jordyn Simmering (Age 17),  Box Elder, SD

Scenic & Landscapes Theme

  • Professional Category: John Mitchell,  Spearfish, SD

  • Amateur Category:  Laurie Fish,  Spearfish, SD

  • Youth Category: Victoria Zambrano (age 17), Sioux Falls, SD


People at the Hatchery Theme

  • Professional Category: Sadie Mullen, Sturgis, SD

  • Amateur Category: Stacy Simmering, Box Elder, SD

  • Youth Category: Laurie Vifquain (age 13),  Spearfish, SD


Photos Were Accepted June 7 – July 7th.

Submit photos and completed entry form to to be included in the contest.



1. All digital photo submissions are welcome in one of three entrant categories:

  • Professional
  • Amateur
  • Youth (Under 18)

2. Each participant may submit up to three photographs per theme (i.e. maximum of nine entries per photographer):

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Scenic & Landscape
  • People at the Hatchery

3. Digital photo contest entries must be taken on the grounds of the D.C. Booth National Fish Hatchery & Archives in Spearfish, SD. File size is limited to 5MB, JPEG format is preferred. Submit digital photos via email to by July 7th, 2020 at the latest to be considered for the contest and prizes.

4. Contest entries will be retained by D.C. Booth National Fish Hatchery & Archives and may be used for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to publications, webpages, and presentations. Photo credit will be included on any images used for these purposes.