Owatonna Parks and Recreation and Owatonna Tourism are hosting their first annual photo contest. There are 3 categories, including one for youth.

Photo Contest

Take your best shot in the 1st Annual Photo Contest sponsored by Owatonna Parks & Recreation and Owatonna Tourism!  Contest categories include: Beauty in the Parks, Highlights of Owatonna and Photos by Youth.  All photos should be submitted by email to: Jessica.Abrahams@ci.owatonna.mn.us by October 31, 2014.  All entries must include the following: Photographer's name, phone number and age (only provide age if entering Photos by Youth category), which category you are entering, and name of location or area in which the photo was taken.  Great prizes will be awarded to winners!  Click here for full details and rules of the competition.

Mary Jo Knudson of Parks and Rec spoke with KRFO about the contest:

Contest Categories:
Beauty in the Parks—Capture the everyday beauty and activities of the Owatonna Parks and Trails, including wildlife, breathtaking
views and people enjoying the parks.
Highlights of Owatonna—Photograph a historic Owatonna site, attraction or any landmark that is significant to Owatonna.
Photos by Youth—Budding photographers age 17 and younger can submit their favorite Owatonna photo.