Lens on Lake Minnetonka 2014: Photo Contest Winners

The winners of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest are revealed.

Shutterbugs, our 2014 Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest has come to a close, and we thank our faithful readers for their gorgeous photo submissions and their online votes for the readers’ choice award.

The contest includes two different awards:

  • Juried panel: A panel of judges chooses a winner in each of five categories (Wildlife & Nature, Activities & Events, City Landmarks, People & Families, and Pets). We include runners up as the number and quality of photos allow.
  • Readers’ choice: Readers vote online for their overall favorite photo.

Congratulations to these all-star photographers:

Wildlife & Nature

1st: Early Morning Staring Contest by Matt Chapman

2nd: Tonka Bay Waterlily by Dick Osgood

3rd: Loons on the Lake by John Haug

Activities & Events

1st: Sailing Away by Linda Ross

2nd: On the Skids by Dick Osgood

3rd: 4th of July Plane Show over Lake Minnetonka by Deb Zeller

City Landmarks

1st: Steamboat Minnehaha - Rainy Morning by Al Whitaker

2nd: Water Street, Excelsior, MN by Rich Hall

3rd: Dinner at Maynard's by Salman Ikramuddin

People & Families

1st: Singing in the Rain...in the ol' KMart parking lot by Tracie Bea Photographie

2nd: Sallie paints in the Vineyard by Deb Zeller


1st: Water Dog by Deb Zeller

Readers’ Choice

A Birthday to Remember by John Haug

We do our best to feature winning photos on the pages of Lake Minnetonka Magazine and online during the coming year, so stay tuned to learn more about these great snaps.