Southwest Metro 2015: Photo Contest Winners

The winners of our annual Southwest Metro photo contest are revealed.
"Fall Hike with Daddy" by Christine Neff Kojetin

The 2015 Southwest Metro photo contest has come to a close and the results are in! Many thanks to our loyal readers who participate in the photo contest by submitting their beautiful snapshots of our community, and by voting online for the Reader's Choice award.

The contest includes two different awards:

  • Juried panel: A panel of judges chooses a winner in each of five categories (Wildlife & Nature, Activities & Events, City Landmarks, People & Families, and Pets). We include runners up as the number and quality of photos allow.
  • Readers’ choice: Readers vote online for their overall favorite photo.

Congratulations to these all-star photographers:

Wildlife & Nature

1st: Visitor at Sunset by Christine Neff Kojetin

2nd: Approaching Storm by Matthew Peyton

3rd: Cardinal and Scarlet Tanager Bird Bath by Lisa Tomassen

Honorable Mention: Great Egret by Steve Allen

Honorable Mention: Bees Knees by Christine Neff Kojetin

Honorable Mention: Breathtaking View! by Kris Seeler

Activities & Events

1st: Fire and Ice by Christine Neff Kojetin

2nd: Fire + Ice: Eden Prairie Ice Castles by Lisa Lorenz

3rd: Flying Drone / Watchful Eye by Deb Zeller

City Landmarks

1st: This Road Leads to Hope by Craig Eiler

2nd: Rays on Parley Lake Vineyard by Christine Neff Kojetin

People & Families

1st: Backyard Apples by Erica Bergmann

2nd: Fall Hike with Daddy by Christine Neff Kojetin

3rd: Picking the Perfect Pumpkins at Marshall's Farm Market by Lisa Tomassen


1st: Relaxed Cat by David Schmidt

2nd: Collette and Her Buddy by Linda McCormick

Readers’ Choice

-Painted Tractor by Deb Zeller

We do our best to feature winning photos on the pages of Southwest Metro Magazine and online during the coming year, so stay tuned to learn more about these great snaps.