1st Place,Youth, Landscape – Amanda Anez, 2012
It’s time once again for the St. Croix River Association annual photo contest! This is our third year in inviting amateur photographers to submit their photos taken in our beautiful St. Croix Watershed. Following are the rules, categories and the link to submit your photos online, or via post.
The photo contest is open to amateur photographers who are residents of the United States. Each participant may enter up to a total of five photos. There is a $25 entry fee (youth & current SCRA members are free). Photos must be taken within the St. Croix River watershed, which includes many rivers and streams in eastern MN and western WI. The link to the entry form is at the bottom of this page. You can submit via online or mail.
Persons age 19 and over, as of August 15, 2013, will compete in the adult age division. Persons age 18 or younger will compete in the youth age division. Each first place winner will receive an 8”x10” Gary Alan Nelson print and a $100 cash prize. Second place winners get a $25 cash prize and third place winners will be presented SCRA caps. All winning photos will be displayed throughout the watershed during the following year.
The deadline to enter the 2013 Photo Contest is August 16. All entry forms must be delivered to the SCRA Office via web or
1st Place, Adult, People – Brittney Johnson, 2012
postmarked by August 16, 2013. Participants can enter as many as five photos. The four photo categories are: Wildlife, Landscapes, Close-ups, or People. Only amateur photographers are eligible to compete. An amateur photographer is one whose majority of income does not come from photography. Winning entries will be announced at the SCRA fall dinner in September.
In order to be eligible for the contest, entrants must follow the guidelines below:
1st Place, Adult, Close-up – Mary Paul, 2012
Photos will be judged on technical merit and composition. For technical merit, judges will check to see if the photo is well-framed, properly exposed and sharp and clear. For composition, judges determine if the photo features a recognizable center of interest, action and imagination and creativity.
1st Place, Adult, Landscapes – Jeff Bucklew, 2012
Photos will be judged by Gary Alan Nelson, with assistance from Gary Noren. Minnesota native Gary Alan Nelson has spent the past 20 years exploring and photographing the wild places and vanishing rural landscapes of North America. His award winning imagery has been published in hundreds of magazines, calendars, books and other publications. His fine art photography is displayed in private collections as well as clinics and corporations across the country. He has two photographic books published, one of which was given a Benjamin Franklin Award as the best photographic travel book of 2002. In 2000 he was named a master of landscape photography by Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
2013 SCRA Photo Contest Entry Form
If you have any questions, please contact Gary Noren (715-483-9566) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are links to previous winners of the SCRA Photo Contest: 2012, 2011