2017 Ramsey Photo Contest

Showcase What You Love About Ramsey

The City of Ramsey is holding a Photo Contest in search for beautiful photos from the community to supplement the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the Parks Master Plan.  Submit your photos that highlight what you love about life in Ramsey!

The contest categories include:

  • 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.


  • 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 PhotoContest@cityoframsey.com
  • 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.
  • All entries are due by Tuesday, January 2, 2018, by 4:30 pm. Winners will be selected and notified in February 2018.


Photos must be submitted according to the official contest rules listed above by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  Winners will be announced in February, 2018.


A panel of judges comprised of Ramsey boards and commission members will review entries. Photos will be evaluated based on creativity, quality, composition, and expression of category theme.  The Overall Grand-Prize winner will be awarded $100, and a runner-up in each of the four categories will win a $50 cash prize.  Winning photos will be featured in various City publications.
2017 Photo Contest