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MCWD Photo Contest

The 2019 Earth Day Photo Contest is underway. Submit your photos now through Sunday, April 7 using the form below or by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #mcwdearthday.

Earth Day 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 $100 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 MCWD's e-newsletter and on MCWD's website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Take a look at the 2018 winners.



  1. The 2019 contest opens Monday, March 11 and will close Sunday, April 7. 

  2. Public online voting of the finalists will take place Monday, April 15 - Sunday, April 21. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

  3. 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)
  4. Submit your photo through the form below or tag @minnehahacreekwd on Instagram and use the hashtag #mcwdearthday.

  5. There is a limit of five photo submissions per person.

  6. Finalists will be based on originality, technical excellence, composition, artistic merit, and overall impact

Thank you to our sponsor:

The Great Frame Up




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, including those from Instagram, may be used by MCWD in future print and digital publications, with proper credit to the photographer.

Individuals agree that MCWD can email them with information regarding the current and future photo contests.