Discover Stillwater’s 4th annual summer photo contest has announced the winners. There were 290 entries this year showcasing a variety of stunning scenes of the Stillwater area. The Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors selected the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as honorable mention images: Jeanette Moss McCurdy won first place with an artistic shot of the St. Croix Boat & Packet paddlewheel boat in the fog, Kelley Brenner took second place with an image of the historic courthouse and trolley, and Michael Boege took third place with an aerial view of the river valley from a historic home on Broadway Street. The top three winners will receive cash prizes of $300, $200, $100. Honorable Mentions were also given to photos by Tom Wieland, Nathan Lodermeier and Subree Subramanian.
Stillwater visitors, locals, and fans also took part by voting online for the Popular Vote category winner, Katie Linehan from Chicago whose photo had a great Americana feel capturing the front porch of a historic Stillwater home and American flag. She will receive a Stillwater Getaway Package valued at $700 which includes a 2-night stay at the Grand Stay Hotel & Suites and gift certificates from these sponsors: Northern Vineyards Winery, Kari’s Create & Paint, Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop, Simply Chic, South Hill Vintage, Pub 112, The Wedge & Wheel and Alfresco Casual Living.
All winners will all also receive recognition on the DiscoverStillwater.com website, Discover Stillwater social media, and be showcased in the 2017 Official Stillwater Visitors Guide/Map.
Official contest rules and past winners link is available at http://www.discoverstillwater.com/photo-contest. Stillwater is a popular tourist destination located just minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, on the scenic St. Croix River, and is considered the Birthplace of Minnesota.