Photo contest prints awarded

Winners of the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association’s winter-spring photo contest were awarded fine art prints of their winning photographs this week.

Studio 176 art gallery sponsors the contest awarding prints in each of four categories: Park Rapids Area Lake Scenes, Main Street Scenes, Wildlife and Recreation.

You can view the winning entries as well as all of the photo contest submissions by visiting and clicking on the Photo Gallery link.

Photo submissions are now being accepted for the summer-fall contest. Amateur and professional photographers are welcome to participate. Contest rules, guidelines and the photo entry form are available on the website. The next submission deadline is Nov. 30, 2023.

The contest is intended to capture and celebrate the beauty and unique character of Park Rapids and the surrounding area.

Dawn Rossbach (left), one of the owners of Studio 176, presented prints to photo contest winners (from left) Brad Lee (with Smokey), Jane Eilders and Elise Erickson. All the winners are from Park Rapids.

Steve Maanum picked up his print at Studio 176 earlier.