Announcing the 2018 Earth Day Photo Contest Winners

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 Earth Day Photo Contest! We had many photo submissions in both categories, making this decision especially tough.  We were also blown away by the quality and diversity of the entries -- an equal testament to the skills of our residents and the beauty of our resources.  

Below are the winners as chosen by MCWD staff. We're already looking forward to next year's submissions! If you have a photo you think we could use in the meantime, feel free to submit it through our website, and follow us on Instagram for more shots from across the watershed! 

The top 3 winners were chosen in two categories: Landscape & Recreation. First place winners received a $200 gift certificate to The Great Frame Up in Minnetonka.  

Recreation Category 

1st Place
Canoes and a Duck on Bde Maka Ska, by Dora Dias

Canoes and a duck on Bde Maka Ska

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



2nd Place
Art Shanties on Lake Harriet, by Dora Dias

Art shanties on Lake Harriet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place
Cool water and cool watermelon at Cook's Bay, by Lydia Major

Girl eating watermelon on a beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape Category 

1st Place
Excelsior Beach, by Joel Piontek

Excelsior Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Place
Barred Owl, by @create.inspire.unite

Barred Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3rd Place

Geese flying over Minnehaha Creek at Big Willow Park, by Aldo Abelleira

Geese flying over Minnehaha Creek