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Winners Declared in Caponi Art Park Photography Contest

Many of the winning images from the contest will be on display at the Eagan Community Center.

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Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Caponi Art Park in Eagan.

Photographers of all ages and skill levels came to Caponi Art Park to capture images of the Art Park during the 20th anniversary season. More than 40 adults and youth from all over the Twin Cities metro and as far as southwest Minnesota submitted their photographs to the fifth annual Caponi Art Park Photography Contest. The images showcased Caponi Art Park from May through October 2012. Many highlighted the natural beauty and sculptures that can be found at the Art Park, while others featured visitors enjoying their time at the park. 

Three volunteer judges, including volunteer Art Park event photographers and photo contest sponsor Legacy Creative Images, spent hours deliberating over 125 photographs. Here are the results:

Adult Category

1st Place: First Kiss by Karen Biwersi
2nd Place: Untitled by Mitch Pieper
3rd Place: Untitled by Tim Girton 

Youth Category (14 years and under)
1st Place: Campfire by Lukas Laube, age 12
2nd Place: Art and Me by Ava Girton, age 7
3rd Place: Hidden Eye by Jack Girton, age 9

Honorable Mention

Untitled by Tim Girton
Crown of Thorns by Nancy Schulzetenberg
Jewels by Jolene Day
My Imagination by Ava Girton, age 7

Winning photographs will be displayed in an exhibition at the Eagan Community Center from January 4 to February 28. The public is invited to the opening reception and awards ceremony on January 7 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. View the winning images and all photo submissions at www.caponiartpark.org.

Caponi Art Park’s photo contest is an annual program that invites visitors of all ages to submit images taken at the park from May to October. In addition to the photo contest culminating with a gallery exhibition, Caponi Art Park’s photography program also includes two photo workshops for beginner and intermediate photographers, and a fall color Family Portraiture Day. More information about the fifth annual photo contest and exhibition sponsored by Legacy Creative Images is available at http://www.caponiartpark.org/programs/photoprogram/.

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