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Photography in the Gardens

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2014 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.  Entries will be accepted January 1, 2014 through October 2014 at the Lake George Municipal Complex.  Awards will be presented at a public reception in November 2014 in the Sun Room at the Lake George Municipal Complex.  Everyone is welcome.

Winning photos will be displayed in a variety of locations throughout the St. Cloud area.                                                                   


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. .

2013 Contest Winners

Winning Photos will be on display at these locations: 

February 24th - March 15th - Paramount Theatre

  • April - Quiet Oakes May - St Cloud Public Library
  • June and July - Whitney Senior Center
  • August - St Cloud Medical Group
  • September - Waite Park Public Library

Prizes of $100 were awarded to first-place adult winners in each category and $50 to first-place youth-18 in each category. 

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.

2012 Contest Winners

Hardscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Brenda Slaamod (view)
  • 2nd place: Brenda Slaamod (view)   
  • 3rd place: Faye Lange (view)

Landscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Brenda Slaamod (view)
  • 2nd place: Suzanna Johnson (view)
  • 3rd place: James Schreder (view)

Hardscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Melanie Schneidermann (view)
  • 2nd place: Laura Evens (view)
  • 3rd place: Clayton Hendrickson (view)

Landscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Laura Evens (view)
  • 2nd place: Cecelia Ruble (view)
  • 3rd place: Sylvia Johnson (view)

Honorable Mention:

  • Suzanne Johnson (view)

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