Views of the Valley Photo Contest

Frame, focus, click, and capture the beauty of your surroundings for the Views of the Valley photo contest. People, places, buildings, landscapes—as long as it’s in the city limits, it’s game. Celebrating Golden Valley since 1993!

2020 Submissions Now Open!

To submit photos in person, print the photo entry form and mail or drop off completed print photo entries to:

Photo Contest
City of Golden Valley
7800 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

To submit photos online, click here.

+ People's Choice Voting

The public will be allowed to vote online June 15-26, 2020 for the People's Choice award.

+ Judging

Entries will be judged on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, depth of field, artistry/drama, degree of difficulty, technical excellence, overall impact. The judges also appreciate creative photo titles.

The public will be allowed to vote online June 15-26, 2020 for the People's Choice award.

+ Prizes

The top three winners will each receive $50, and the grand prize winner will receive an additional $50. The People's Choice prize is $25. Winning photos will be published in CityNews and the City website. Winners will also receive certificates of appreciation.

Winner's Gallery

2019 Winners

1 / 5
First Place-Stan Waldhauser | Slip Sliding Away
2 / 5
Second Place-Stan Waldhauser | Hoopin' It Up
3 / 5
Third Place-Janice Laulainen | A Golden Winter Day
4 / 5
People's Choice-Jordan Dahl | Prince
5 / 5
Honorable Mention-Russel Snyder | Squirrel In Snowstorm Bobbing For Crabapple Treats