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Photography in the Gardens

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2016 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 4th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm and November 5th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Lake George Municipal Complex. 

Award Ceremony to take place at a Public Gallery opening on Saturday, November 19th at 3:00 pm at the St Cloud Public Library.  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, 2017 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:


February - CentraCare Health Plaza

March - Quiet Oaks Hospice

April - Whitney Center

May - Whitney Center

June - US Bank

July - Paramount Theater

August - St Cloud Medical Group

September - St Cloud Medical Group

October - Waite Park Library

November - St Cloud Public Library

December - St Cloud Public Library 



2015 Contest Winners

Best In Show: Peter Veljkovich (view)

Hardscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Martin Gilchrist(view)
  • 2nd place: Jenny Seil (view)   
  • 3rd place: Michelle Peterson (view)

Landscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Martin Gilchrist (view)
  • 2nd place: Jan Dorabush (view)
  • 3rd place: Lisa Henning (view)

Hardscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Zachary Schroeder (view)
  • 2nd place: Andrew Schroeder (view)
  • 3rd place: Annamaria Tomovic (view)

Landscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Abigail Gans (view)
  • 2nd place: Annamari Tomovic (view)



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)



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