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Winners named in Cottage Grove's annual photo contest

Nathan Klok's shot of a Cottage Grove playground at low sun won the Parks and Trails category.1 / 6
Taken at the Highlands Park splash pad, this photo by Rachel Smoot won in the People category of the city's photo contest.2 / 6
This photo, entered in the Events category, gave Bill Pohlmann one of his three wins in the city's annual photo contest.3 / 6
This photo by Nathan Klok won the Black and White category.4 / 6
This photo by Bill Pohlmann won the Historical category.5 / 6
This photo by Bill Pohlmann won the Streetscape category.6 / 6

Fireworks, children at play, wildlife and dramatic lighting captured judges' eyes in the recent city of Cottage Grove's 2012 photo contest.

The contest winners were recognized at the March 6 City Council meeting. They were Bill Pohlmann in the Historical, Streetscape and Events categories; Nathan Klok in the Parks and Trails and the Black and White categories; and Rachel Smoot in the People category.

The contest drew 72 total entries. Winners received $50.

-Scott Wente