Arts Commission Photo Contest Winners


(October 27, 2014) - The Coon Rapids Arts Commission is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Photo Contest. 

First Place: “Wisdom Resting”
Submitted by: Esther Warkentin, taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ100 near 1700 99th Ave. NW
Cash prize: $150

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First Place 17 years of age and under: “A Walk After the Rain”
Submitted by: Kenna Wendt, taken with an iPhone near Bunker Hills Park
Cash prize: $150

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Second Place: “Magical Morning After Evening Rain”
Submitted by: Sandy Thomsen, taken with an iPhone 5s near Hoover School Park
Cash prize: $100

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Third Place: “Backyard Butterfly”
Submitted by: John Kosciolek, taken with a Nikon CoolPix P520 in his backyard
Cash prize: $50

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The contest took place from July 7 – September 15, 2014.  Amateur photographers were invited to submit one photo, per person. It was a requirement that all photos be taken in Coon Rapids. Photos were submitted through social media, email and in person along with an application form. Contest entries were reviewed by members of the Coon Rapids Arts Commission and were judged on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and how the image expressed the participant’s designated theme. The Coon Rapids Arts Commission would like to thank everyone who participated in the photo contest.  Congratulations to all of the winners!

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