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
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
-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.