MCWD Photo Contest

Our annual Earth Day Photo Contest is back!  From South Minneapolis to Watertown Township, Laketown Township to Medina, we think our watershed is incredibly photogenic. There is endless beauty on and around the 129 lakes, eight major streams and thousands of wetlands within the MCWD, and we want to see how you capture it. We encourage you to submit pictures of you, your family, and your friends enjoying the resources our watershed has to offer.

First place winners in both categories will receive a $200 gift certificate to The Great Frame Up and will be featured in MCWD's annual report. First, second, and third place winners in both categories will be featured in and on MCWD's e-newsletter, website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Take a look at the 2017 winners.

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  1. The 2018 contest opens Monday, March 12 and will close Friday, April 13.  Winners will be announced Monday, April 23.

  2. Photos must be taken within the MCWD. Three winners will be picked in each of two categories: 
    1. Landscape: showcasing natural beauty of a place in the watershed, including wildlife
    2. Recreation: showcasing people enjoying or recreating on the water resources within the watershed (identifiable people in a photo must fill out a photo release waiver, to be submitted with the photo)
  3. Submit your photo through the form below or tag @minnehahacreekwd on Instagram

  4. Photos will be judged based on originality, technical excellence, composition, artistic merit, and overall impact

Thank you to our sponsor:

The Great Frame Up


Submit a Photo:



If your photo contains identifiable people, you must fill out a Photo Release Waiver and attach it to your submission. 

Photos must be within the MCWD. Members of MCWD staff, Board and CAC are not allowed to enter.

Submissions may be used by MCWD in future print and digital publications, with proper credit to the photographer.