The response was very enthusiastic to our call for photo entries, we are so appreciative of all who shared their talents!
All entries are on display through mid-September at the Government Center for public viewing. Three photographers were recognized in each category with each 1st place receiving $100; 2nd place $50; and 3rd place $25. In addition, this year a Youth category was added. Four photographers under 18 were selected to each receive a $25 award for sharing their skill.
Make sure to check out the photographic skill that abounds in our community!
1st Place Winner: “Bubble Boy” by Suzanne Olson
2nd Place Winner: “Laundry is Starting to Get Interesting” by Neill Johnson
3rd Place Winner: “Plunge Into Summer” by Diane Schaefer
1st Place Winner: “Rally ‘Round the Flag Boys” by Rich Moll
2nd Place Winner: “Grand Slam Celebration” by Pamela Baker
3rd Place Winner: “The Town Green….In Green” by Dean Scheidler
1st Place Winner: “Winter Branch” by Pat Aldritt
2nd Place Winner: “Purple Flora” by Rob Gray
3rd Place Winner: “Elm Creek into Spring” by Blair Luedke
1st Place Winner: “Brutus the Bulldog” by Peter Haag
2nd Place Winner: “A Perfect Perch” by Jen Auseth
3rd Place Winner: “Baby Deer” by Bijoy Anose
“Maple Grove’s Lights in the Sky” by Alec Andrzejek
“Backyard Frog” by Erin Linder
“Swing into the Future with a Smile on Your Face” Morgan Pfaff
“Ice Engulfs a Newly Formed Pine Tree Sprig” by Morgan Schoo
These photographers were presented with their prize and certificate of appreciation at the August 15th City Council meeting. Don’t be surprised to see these and other entries in future newsletters, City of Maple Grove and Prime Advertising & Design websites, and area-wide publications. The contest will return in 2012, so keep those shutters clicking!