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Maple Grove Moments Photography Contest Winners Recognized

Sep 20, 2016 07:58PM ● Published by Wendy Erlien

Winners of the 2016 Maple Grove Moments Photography contest were recognized at the Sept. 19 Maple Grove City Council meeting.

Nearly 400 entries from more than 100 photographers were submitted during the annual contest. Photographers submitted entries in four different categories featuring people, community, animals/pets, and nature. There was a youth category as well.

“I want to thank all of the photography contest entrants. The photography, again this year, is wonderful,” Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson said before presenting the winners.  

Youth recognition, and the recipients of $50, were: Alex Kidwell, Jack Rivera, Kyla Groehler, and Emma Smith.

Prizes were awarded in each of the four categories, with first place receiving $100, second place receiving $50 and third place receiving $25.

Going Together (People):

1.       Kushboo Chokhani

2.       Krista Sorensen

3.       Tyler Vespa

Going Wild (Animals/Pets)

1.       Lisa Willey

2.       Debbie Budge

3.       Melinda Tucker

Going Strong (Community)

1.       David Swanson

2.       Kristi Bowman

3.       Chad Capp

Going Natural (Nature)

1.       Bodhisatya Bhaduri

2.       Bette Autio

3.       Shelby Kirshbaum

You can view the award presentation and winning entries in the city council meeting video below. 

Some of the entries, including the winning entries, can be viewed on the city of Maple Grove website here: http://www.maplegrovemn.gov/departments/administration/maple-grove-moments-photography-contest/

Sept. 19, 2016 Maple Grove City Council Meeting

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