Fall for Vadnais Mini Photo Contest

Help us highlight the best parts of fall in Vadnais Heights! Those Mini Fall Photo Contest Promowho live, work, and go to school in Vadnais Heights are invited to join us in a photo contest. Show us what you love most about this season – people, places, pets, anything is fair game as long as it’s within Vadnais Heights!

Voting will be open through November 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm. Winners will be announced at a City Council meeting and on our Facebook Page!

Contest promo with fall photos, text reads: Fall for Vadnais Photo Contest, Oct 18 - Nov 8

2022 Contest Entries

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Water running over a rocky creek bed
1 - Hopeful
By Erik Jordahl
Brightly colored sunset peeking through trees without leaves2 - Fall Sunset
By Richard Lauhead
A smiling baby with staticky hair holding up a stuffed animal 3 - Ecstatic
By Jenelle Monsrud
A baby posed in front of a doll outside Opens in new window4 - Babysitting My Nephew
By Erin Florin
A neighborhood street scene with grass and trees coated in snow Opens in new window5 - Remember That One Time? When It Snowed? 
By Amanda McFarlane
Vibrant sunset reflected on smooth surface of Vadnais Lake6 - Vadnais Lake Sunset
By Brad Bannwart
Brightly colored leaves surrounding the still water of Sucker Lake7 - Sucker Lake Fall Colors
By Tia Bannwart

Contest Rules

  • Photos must be submitted through the website as a .jpg or .png with a completed submission form by November 8, 2022.
  • Photographs must be taken within the city limits of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota between August 1st and November 8, 2022.
  • Contest is open to anyone who lives in, works in, or goes to school in Vadnais Heights. Each entrant may submit one photo to the contest. City employees and any contest judges are not eligible. 
  • Color and black and white photos are allowed. Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will not be considered. Photos should be at least 1 MB in size and 72 dpi or higher. 
  • Photos with professional logos or watermarks will not be considered.
  • Contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify photos with inappropriate content or that otherwise violate contest rules. 
  • All entries must be the work of the entrant, minors must have permission from an adult to participate. Completion of the online entry form is a guarantee that entrant is the creator and copyright holder of the photo. 
  • If there are identifiable people in the photograph, the photographer is responsible for obtaining the subject’s permission (or the permission of a minor subject’s responsible adult). 
  • Once they are submitted, photographs become the property of the City of Vadnais Heights, and the City of Vadnais Heights has all rights for usage. 
  • All decisions are final; contest judges reserve the right to award a winner. In the event of a tie in the online vote, City staff will select a winner from the tied entries. 
  • Prizes may not be awarded if no acceptable entries are received.

How to Vote

Voting will be open 10:00 am, November 9 - 12:00 pm, November 15. Check back here to view the entries and vote for your favorite! 


Prizes will be awarded to the top photo in each contest division. 

Youth Division (photographers under 18): Hot cocoa gift basket and $40 certificate redeemable for a future Vadnais Heights recreation program registration. 

Adult Division (photographers 18 and over): Coffee gift basket and $90 certificate for a future Vadnais Heights recreation program registration.