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Photography in the Gardens

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2015 Photo Contest

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The photo contest was initiated to give visitors yet another reason to visit the Gardens.  Any visitor is eligible to enter the contest. 

Photo Contest runs from January through November.  Entries are due November 6th and 7th at the Lake George Municipal Complex. 

Award Ceremony to take place at a Public Gallery opening on Sunday, November 15th at 2:30 pm and the Awards to be presented beginning at 3:00 pm at the Lake George Municipal Complex.  Refreshments will be served following the award ceremony.  

Photos need to be picked up after the public gallery.  Any photos not picked up by February 1, 2016 will be disposed of.

More details listed on the Guidelines and Entry Form. 


If you have questions about the Photo Contest, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Winning Photos will be on display at these locations:


August & September - St Cloud Medical Group

October & November - St Cloud Public Library

December - Convention Center


January - Convention Center



2014 Contest Winners

Best of Show:  Martin Gilchrist  "Wishing Well" (view)

Hardscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Faye Lange "Winter of our Lives" (view)
  • 2nd place: Don Kempf "Footsteps of Beauty" (view)
  • 3rd place: Martin Gilchrist "The Fountain" (view)

Landscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Carleen Schomer "Mystical Munsinger" (view)
  • 2nd place: Ruthie Meyers Shlief "The Friendiest Flower" (view)
  • 3rd place: John M. Scott "Munsinger Garden Road" (view)

Hardscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Elyce Lilleberg "Stairway to Heaven" (view)
  • 2nd place: Adrian Hobbs "Fall Shadows" (view)

Landscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Ellie Terhaar "Out of the Ordinary" (view)
  • 2nd place: Katti Terhaar "Splash of Color" (view)
  • 3rd place: Elyce Lilleberg "Fall Splender" (view)

2013 Contest Winners

Hardscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Don Kempf (view)
  • 2nd place: Jamie Schreder (view)   
  • 3rd place: John Roscoe (view)
  • Honorable Mention: Martin Gilchirist (view)

Landscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Nicole Keskey (view)
  • 2nd place: Faye Lange (view)
  • 3rd place: Ruthie Myers-Schleif (view)
  • Honorable Mention: Jodi Hilbert (view)

Hardscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Gunnar Marquard (view)
  • 2nd place: Isaiah Mahlstedt (view)
  • 3rd place: Miranda Bastien (view)

Landscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Miranda Bastien (view)
  • 2nd place: Ellie Terhaar (view)
  • 3rd place: Isaiah Mahlstedt (view)


The MCBS Board and Photo Contest Committee express our thanks to everyone who participated.