Community Challenge

2022 Community Challenge

Grand prize up to $10,000

 

How to Apply

 

  1. Dream as big as you’d like
  2. Start working on the details
  3. Fill out an application
  4. Finalists will go to public vote
  5. One finalist will win up to $10,000 to make their dream a reality

 

We know you have a great idea and we can’t wait to help you make it happen. Fill out an application linked above and start your journey to create Bowman County.

 

Completed applications must include:

  1. Community Challenge Application
    • Including a
      • One page summary
      • Cost estimate
      • Timeline
      • Visuals
      • Letter or verification of approval (if needed)
  2. Signed Community Challenge Eligibility and Rules

 

Eligibility Requirements

Open to all individuals within Bowman County with an event or project in Bowman County. Anyone 17 years or younger may apply, but must have a team member 18 years or older willing to take responsibility.

 

Process

Applicants will be narrowed down to the finalists by a judging panel. The finalists will go to a public vote to determine the winner of up to $10,000.

 

Our Story

The Community Challenge was created as a platform to empower our county to bring their dreams to life. By enabling our fellow community members to create an event or project to better Bowman County we are able to enhance our quality of life and give our residents a way to showcase what they want in their community.

The Community Challenge is hosted by Bowman County Development Corporation and Bowman Tax and Tourism Committee. Community Development is a key part of what we do. It serves to better quality of life which is part of our organization’s mission. While we host and develop new ideas out of our office each year, we feel that encouraging individuals within the community to do the same could create greater impact and further develop experiences in our community.

Southwest Shooting Complex

 

Congratulations to the 2021 Community Challenge Winners!

 

Bowman Parks and Recreation took home the win of $10,000 for the 2021 Community Challenge for a Shooting Range in Bowman County. Their proposal includes plans to provide a location for an archery range, clay pigeon area, and shooting range.

 

A shooting range will provide a facility where hunters can practice shooting, locals can site in their guns, and a safe place where elders can teach young hunters. Plus, it offers the availability to service 4-H clubs, gun safety, school clubs, and many more possibilities. The shooting range will be supported by membership fees.

 

Bowman Parks and Recreation will be writing additional grants and fundraising to secure required funding. More information will continue to be released as the project progresses. Further questions can be directed to Bowman Parks and Recreation.

 

This year’s judges included Aurora Wallman, Brooklyn Engelhart, Claira Kees, Josh Weakly, and Nick Walker. The Community Challenge was created by Bowman County Development Corporation and funded by the Bowman Tax and Tourism Committee. Both organizations are hopeful to host another challenge in 2022. Brosz Engineering, Inc. was the first winner in 2020. Do you have a great idea to create your community? Keep an eye out in 2022!

 

Pictured (L to R)

T Row: Laura Weber (Bowman County Development Corporation), Claira Kees (ProPoint Livestock and 2021 Judge), Bob Wokal (Bowman Parks and Rec Board Member), Chanell Walby (Bowman Parks and Rec), Jane Nelson (Bowman Parks and Rec)

 

B Row: Teran Doerr (Bowman County Development Corporation), Ed Kvaale (Bowman Parks and Rec Board Member), Matthew Buchholz (Bowman Parks and Rec Board Member), Chris Johnson (Bowman Parks and Rec Board Member), Brooklyn Engelhart (Bowman County Development Corporation and 2021 Judge), Darwin Wilke (Bowman Parks and Rec Board Member), Shelby Kinkade (Bowman County Development Corporation)

Splash Pad at Rotary Park

 

Congratulations to the 2020 Community Challenge Winners!

 

Splash Pad Update as of June 14, 2021

 

The community voted and chose their favorite 2020 Community Challenge applicant, the Splash Path at Rotary Park. Brosz Engineering, Inc. submitted a $25,000 proposal to create a walking path full of colorful and exciting water features that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. With the touch of a button, you will be able to provide safe, refreshing, and entertaining aquatic play. This new community project will be completed in 2021.

 

Community voting was held for two weeks in which individuals could vote once every 24 hours for their favorite project. There were four applicants in the live voting round including a community garden, kayak and canoe rental facility, dog agility training, and the winning splash path.

 

“Our community is what makes Bowman County so special, that’s why we wanted to help create something new for the residents. We were thrilled to have participation from different age groups and locations,” said Shelby Kinkade, Project Coordinator at Bowman County Development Corporation.

 

The Community Challenge was created by Bowman County Development Corporation and funded by the Bowman Tax and Tourism committee. Both organizations are hopeful to host another challenge in 2021. Brosz Engineering, Inc. was awarded $10,000 and will secure the rest of their funding through sponsorships. Do you have a great idea to create your community? Keep an eye out in 2021!

 

Pictured (L to R)

Lindsey Narum (Bowman County Development Corporation), Laura Weber (Bowman County Development Corporation), Billy Doerr (Brosz Engineering, Inc.), Jon Brosz (Brosz Engineering, Inc.), Brooklyn Engelhart (Bowman County Development Corporation and 2020 Judge), Shelby Kinkade (Bowman County Development Corporation, Kristi Blaser (Bowman County Development Corporation)

Brosz Engineering wins 2020 Community Challenge

Contact

CONTACT

13 1/2 E Divide
PO Box 1143

Bowman, ND 58623
(701) 523-5880

teran@bowmannd.com

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday

8am – 5pm MT

(Closed on legal holidays)