2018 Views Of The Valley Overall Winner: “Owl See You Later”

Out of more than 50 entries, four judges ranked “Owl See You Later” by Kalla Stepan as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Views of the Valley Photo Contest. Check out the City’s new Instagram account to view the winning photo!

Second place went to “Running The Valley,” by Stan Waldhauser, and third place was taken by “On The Prowl,” by Greg Larson. People’s Choice voting revealed that Golden Valley residents have a soft spot for ducks, with “All Lined Up,” by LynnClara Tun, and “New Life – Baby Ducks,” by Janice Laulainen, tying for first. Honorable mention went to “Push Forward” by Jordan Dahl.

The top three winners of the 2018 contest will each receive $50, and the grand prize winner will receive an additional $50. The People’s Choice prize is $25.

Judges for this years contest were Ben Sandell, Colombia Heights communications coordinator; Johnny Germscheid, Eden Prairie communications coordinator; Nancy Wagner, Eden Prairie assistant communications coordinator; and Vikram Kulkarni, Golden Valley resident and photographer.

Photos that placed in this year’s contest will be posted to the City’s Instagram account throughout the week. Check back everyday to see the other winning photos!

To follow the City’s new Intagram account, log into instagram.com and search City of Golden Valley.

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