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!

+ People's Choice Voting

Voting for the 2019 Views of the Valley People’s Choice Award is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in this years Views of the Valley.


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.

+ 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 17-24 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. All entries will be displayed in City Hall.

Winner's Gallery