Winners of St. Croix River photo contest announced

Photos from adults and youth captured the beauty of the watershed. Submissions are now being accepted for the 2013 contest.




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Via the St. Croix River Association, a St. Croix 360 sponsor:

1st Place – Adult Landscape – Jeff Bucklew
1st Place – Adult Landscape – Jeff Bucklew

A sharp photographic eye was very apparent in the St. Croix River Association’s 2012 photo contest, with 35 talented adults and youths entering more than 115 photos.

Categories for the annual contest are Wildlife, Landscapes, People and Close-ups, with all photos taken in the St. Croix River watershed.  Renowned photographer Gary Alan Nelson acted as judge.

The top awards went to the following:


  • 1st Place, Adult – Jeff Bucklew “Great Blue Heron”
  • 1st Place, Youth – AJ Wall “Bee on Black Eyed Susan”


  • 1st Place, Adult – Jeff Bucklew “Willow River”
  • 1st Place, Youth – Amanda Anez “Foggy Morning Trail”

Adult People

  • 1st Place – Brittney Johnson “Jericho”


  • 1st Place, Adult – Mary Paul “Automeris io Moth”
  • 1st Place, Youth – Hailey Willius “Turks-Cap Lily”

The 2012 photo contest exhibit, featuring all the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, will visit libraries along the St. Croix River and in the watershed.

First Place, Adult

First Place Adult - Jeff Bucklew - Hudson, WI
“Great Blue Heron” – Jeff Bucklew – Hudson, WI

First Place, Youth

1st Place, Youth - AJ Wall “Bee on Black Eyed Susan”
AJ Wall, St. Croix Falls, WI – “Bee on Black Eyed Susan”

See all the winning photos here.

The St. Croix River Association is now accepting entries for the 2013 photo contest. For complete rules and entry information visit this link.


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One response to “Winners of St. Croix River photo contest announced”

  1. kate seitz Avatar

    Those photos are beautiful! Congratulations to all of the winners!


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