City Presents 2014 Views Of The Valley Photo Contest Awards

At last night’s City Council meeting, the City recognized the winners of the 2014 Views Of The Valley Photo Contest. Congratulations to the winners, who bested a field of 59 competitors.

Jeff Lamberg grabbed first place in the Natural Golden Valley category as well as grand prize for “Looking For A Strike,” a close-up of a dragonfly with a dew-drop bowling ball. He also earned honorable mention in that category for “Let’s Shake On It,” another dragonfly close-up.

Alyssa Euteneuer took first place in the Enhanced category for her patriotic “Tribute To The Fallen,” featuring a full-color American flag against a black-and-white park scene.

In the Lifestyle category, Sonia Mohammadzadah won with “Joy,” showing a dancer silhouetted against a sunlit sky. Andrew Fitzsimmons’ photo “From The Rooftops,” featuring the Golden Valley water tower against a dramatic night sky, received honorable mention.

Jacob Condon nabbed the People’s Choice award with an owl’s stare entitled “Glare.”

Judges this year were Dennis Zerwas Jr, a professional photographer (; Emilie Kastner, City of Plymouth communications specialist; Ann Gallagher, reporter with Cable 12 News; and Sarah Larson, West Metro Fire-Rescue fire chief and former professional photographer.

The Views of the Valley contest aims to promote Golden Valley and civic pride. Next year’s contest deadline will be June 12, 2015.

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