Grab those cameras and start shooting. The Maple Grove Moments Photography Contest is a way for residents to show how special the community is. Everyone is encouraged to participate — residents, business people and students attending school in Maple Grove.
Entries are being accepted now and the contest runs through July 17, so people can also share their Maple Grove Days photos.
A first, second and third prize photo is selected in each of the four categories, as well as recognitions in the youth category for those under age 18. Photos must have been taken in Maple Grove in 2008 or later and can depict any of the four seasons. Photographers may submit up to three submissions for each of the following categories (total of 12):
• Going Together — People, neighbors, friends, family — talking, working, learning, playing, living, volunteering (i.e. kids in the backyard, birthday parties, shopping, volunteering, eating out, working in the garden, students getting on the school bus, neighbors talking in front of their home)
• Going Strong — Celebrating the community with events/activities/recreation/ arts/culture (i.e. sports, community celebrations, gathering places, farmers market, Town Green, Maple Grove Days events, National Night Out block parties, art fairs, plays, concerts, sports games, any recreation.
• Going Natural — Parks, landscapes, plants, flowers, weather/sky.
• Going Wild — Wildlife, birds, animals, including pets.
The city of Maple Grove is partnering with Prime Advertising & Design, Inc. for the contest. Photos submitted may be used on websites as well as in area-wide publications such as city newsletters, Parks and Recreation brochures, Residents’ Guide, etc.
Monetary prizes will be awarded in each of the four categories with winners being invited to a future Maple Grove City Council meeting to receive their recognition. In addition, all photographs will be displayed at the Government Center and on the City of Maple Grove website. Winning entries will be published in the fall 2013 City of Maple Grove newsletter.
The complete photography packet is available on the website at maplegrovemn.gov, call to request at 763-494-6002 or pick up at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway.