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Photography in the Gardens

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2017 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 3 & 4, 2017 at the Lake George Municipal Complex 1101 7th Street South, St Cloud, MN.  For more details and guidelines click on the download below. 

Award Ceremony to take place at a Public Gallery opening on November 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm held at the St Cloud Public Library.  Gallery will open at 2:30 pm and refreshments will be served.  

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:


January - St Cloud Medical Group

February - CentaCare

March - USBank

April and May - Whitney Senior Center

June and July - River's Edge Convention Center

September - St Cloud Hospital

October - Quiet Oaks Hospice House


2016 Contest Winners

Best In Show: John Roscoe (view)

Hardscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Lisa Henning (view)
  • 2nd place: Susan Aune (view)   
  • 3rd place: Jenny Seil (view)

Landscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Suzanna Johnson (view)
  • 2nd place: Susan Aune (view)
  • 3rd place: Alexandra Kimmerle (view)

Hardscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Zachary Schroeder (view)
  • 2nd place: Abigail Gans (view)
  • 3rd place: Elyce Lilleberg (view)

Landscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Andrew Schroeder (view)
  • 2nd place: Abigail Gans (view)
  • 3rd place: Ellie Terhaar (picture not available to view online)



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: Annamaria 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.