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Posted on: September 5, 2018

"Show Off Shakopee" photo contest

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The annual City of Shakopee photo contest is seeking your best photographs to "Show Off Shakopee!" Submit photos highlighting life in Shakopee for a chance to win cash prizes and have your photos displayed at city hall. Photos will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2018, in three categories:

•    Activities and Events

•    Landmarks and Nature

•    People, Pets, and Families

The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers who live, work or attend school in Shakopee. Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. All entries became the property of the City of Shakopee and may be used in any city material.

A judging panel of city staff will evaluate the entries on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, artistry, technical excellence, and overall impact.

A grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $100. Three runners-up (one in each category) will receive cash prizes of $50. Winning photographs will be announced in the Winter 2019 Hometown Messenger. They will also be featured on the city website and displayed at city hall. Submitted photos may also be displayed at the Shakopee Public Library.

Photographers can submit their photos:

•    Online entry form at

•    Mail/drop off on CD at City Hall, Attn: Show Off Shakopee, 485 Gorman St., Shakopee MN 55379. (Paper entry form required.)

Photos shall not be more than two years old and must be taken within the City of Shakopee. Only digital images that fit certain size restrictions will be accepted (JPG, TIFF). A limit of three photos per photographer. 

Entry forms, full contest rules, and photo requirements are available on the city website at 

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