Showcase What You Love About Ramsey

The City of Ramsey held a 2017 Photo Contest in search for beautiful photos from the community to supplement the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the Parks Master Plan.

The contest categories included:

  • Nature of Ramsey
  • Parks and Trails
  • Industry and Commerce of Ramsey
  • Life in Ramsey

QUESTIONS? Please contact Ramsey Parks & Recreation by emailing Tillery Bailey, or by calling 763-576-4309.


A panel of judges comprised of Ramsey boards and commission members reviewed entries. Photos were evaluated based on creativity, quality, composition, and expression of category theme.  The Overall Grand-Prize winner is awarded $100, and a runner-up in each of the four categories wins a $50 cash prize.  Winning photos will be featured in various City publications.

Photo Contest Rules and Judging


  • Entrants must live, work, or attend school in Ramsey.
  • Entries must be submitted by the original photographer. Your submission of the photo and entry form is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the photo.
  • Minor digital enhancement is allowed, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.
  • Photos must be taken within Ramsey city limits in the last three years.
  • Photos must be appropriate for posting in government publications. If photos contain recognizable faces, you must complete a signed photograph consent form (see link under “How to Enter”). Such photos that are not accompanied by a photograph consent form will not be considered.
  • Photos may be reproduced by the City of Ramsey for City publications, advertising, and/or marketing materials.


  • Photos must be submitted digitally in a JPG/JPEG or PNG format. Emails received are limited to 50MB (please note that many email clients have sending size limits as well). Multiple emails are allowed if needed.
  • Email digital entries, or a link to download the photo, to
  • Each entry must include the following via email, more than one entry can be submitted at a time:
    • Completed entry form(s) (pdf), form must be completed for each photo submitted
    • Photo(s) saved as follows: Photographer Last Name, Photographer First Name, Entry #
    • Photograph consent form (pdf) as needed
    • Submissions that do not include this information will be disqualified
    • Submissions with professional watermarks or logos will be disqualified
  • Each photo can only be submitted once in only one of the following categories:
    • Nature of Ramsey: Viewing landscapes, plants, animals, weather, etc.
    • Parks and Trails: Enjoying parks and trails in Ramsey, highlighting your favorite outdoor spaces
    • Industry and Commerce of Ramsey: Displaying diversity of industrial and commercial operations in Ramsey
    • Life in Ramsey: Celebrating the community through events, recreation, arts, culture, sports, and gathering places, etc.