New Hope Announces Photo Contest Winners

New Hope Announces Photo Contest Winners
Posted on 12/15/2020
The eleventh annual New Hope In Focus Photo Contest concluded on Monday night as the 2020 winning photos were presented at the New Hope City Council meeting. This year, 22 photographers entered a total of 57 photos in the contest. The photographers either live, work or go to school in New Hope and the photos were all taken somewhere in the city.

A panel of six judges from the community with extensive knowledge of photography and visual communication evaluated each photograph. Each judge awarded a score based on the following criteria: subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, drama/artistry, difficulty, technical excellence and overall impact. Judges selected winners in three main categories – People & Families, City Landmarks and Wildlife & Nature. Dack Nehring earned first place in the People & Families category for "The Sun Also Sets," a sunset portrait. Julie Foreman received first place in the City Landmarks category for her Hidden Valley Park landscape photo titled, "Won’t You Come Out to Play?” Theodore Jantzen finished first in the Wildlife & Nature category, and had the highest overall score, for "Home Together," a photo of landing ospreys at Lighted Field.
Throughout November, community members cast votes for their favorite photo in the People's Choice category, both online and in-person. This year's favorite was “Yumm, Red Zinnia” by Marguerite Winker, a photo of a bumblebee enjoying a zinnia.

The winning photos are on digital display at New Hope City Hall. All entries can be viewed online at newhopemn.gov/infocus.