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Nice shot: Residents win annual photo contest

Two photographers tied for the win in the parks and trails category. Peter Potyondy's photo “Discovery” was taken before a thunderstorm at Cedarhurst Meadows Park. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove 1 / 7
Bill Pohlmann was the winner in the celebrations and events category with submission “Fire and Rain,” taken at Strawberry Fest. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove 2 / 7
Timothy Dardine was the nature category winner with “The Perfect November Morning.” He took the photo in Old Cottage Grove, looking east towards Highway 95. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove 3 / 7
Nathan Klok won the people category with a photo taken at the beginning of a high school hockey game at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove 4 / 7
The streetscapes category winner was Kevin Gallagher with “Beautiful Sunrise in Cottage Grove” taken at the Highway 61 and Jamaica Avenue roundabout. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove 5 / 7
The parks and trails category had two winners. Bill Pohlmann tied with his photo “Morning at Mooers,” taken at Hazen P. Mooers Park. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove 6 / 7
The first ever winner in the new youth category was Jixiong Han’s 11-year-old daughter with "Puppy Fluffy." Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove 7 / 7

Cottage Grove's annual photo contest had more winners than usual this year.

The youth category for aspiring photographers 15 years old and under launched this year. Jixiong Han's 11-year-old daughter won the first youth title with a photo of her new puppy.

The parks and trails category had two winners, when staff could not choose between photos taken at Hazen P. Mooers Park and Cedarhurst Meadows Park.

The seven winning photographers receive $50 and their photos will be on display at City Hall and in city materials.

There were 60 entries for this year's contest. Entries are accepted throughout the year, and the next deadline is Dec. 31.

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