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MCWD Photo Contest

The 2018 Earth Day Photo Contest is now closed. Check out the 2018 winners and runners-up.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos. Check back in the spring of 2019 for information on our 5th annual 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.



  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. There is no limit on the number of photos you can submit.

  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