County Spotlights

Posted on: August 30, 2017

Submit your community event photos to Show Off Shakopee!

Shakopee photography

The annual City of Shakopee photo contest is seeking your best photographs to Show Off Shakopee!We know there's a lot to love about Shakopee, especially how our community comes together. This year, we're looking for photos that highlight "community" by featuring photos from community events and activities.

Photos and entry forms will be accepted Sept. 1 through 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2017.

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 $75. Three runners-up will receive cash prizes of $50. Winning photographs will be announced in the Winter 2018 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.

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

How to submit photos -- 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. (Entry form required.)

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

Click here for an online entry form!
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