Photo Contest


The 2022 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest is now open! Entries are accepted online from June 1-Sept. 15, 2022. Photos must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 15.

The 2022 contest theme is: "Together Again."

View the 2022 Photo Contest Entry Rules & Guidelines (PDF)

Complete the entry form and submit a photo here.

Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest 2021, with photo of loons on a lake at sunset

2021 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Coon Rapids Arts Commission Photo Contest! Entries were accepted from amateur photographers illustrating the theme Hometown Pride.

Here are the winning photos, selected by the arts commission in youth and adult categories.

2021 Winners (18 and older)

loon on Crooked Lake

1st Place

Crooked Lake Loon by Joel Friday
four military planes flying in formation across a bright blue, sky with fluffy clouds
girls and women dance in a circle with fringed skirts swinging

2nd Place

9/11 2021 Flyover by Jennifer Fischer

Honorary Mention

Multicultural Night to Unite by Paula Foley

2021 Winners (17 and younger)

Sunset shining on the water by the Coon Rapids dam
Sunlight over water peeking through autumn leaves

1st Place

Sunset by the Dam by Jaiden Carter

2nd Place

Fall Beauty by Debra General