Photo Contest

Washington County Parks Annual Vehicle Permit Photo Contest

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Contest Open

Visitors who have been snapping photos in Washington County Parks now have the opportunity to submit those photos with the possibility of one being used on the county's annual 2025/2026 parks permit!

This year, Washington County will be highlighting all Washington County Parks. Submit your photos taken at any Washington County Park to  

How to Enter

  1. Submit a photo (maximum of 3 entries) to
  2. Include your first and last name, phone number, email, and a short description.
  3. Wait to see if your photo is selected. The winner will be notified directly in early November.


The winner of the contest will receive a free Washington County Parks vehicle permit featuring their photo, along with recognition on the Washington County Parks website, social media pages, and other publications. 

Photo Contest Rules & Guidelines

  • Photos must be taken at a Washington County Park.
    • Big Marine Park Reserve.
    • Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.
    • Historic Courthouse.
    • Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
    • Pine Point Regional Park.
    • Point Douglas Park.
    • Square Lake County Park.
    • St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.
  • Each person may submit no more than 3 photos.
  • No photo submissions via Google Docs will be accepted.
  • We encourage photos of all seasons.
  • Images must be high quality resolution (300dpi min) and must be .jpg image files.
  • The deadline for submission is Monday, October 7, 2024.

By submitting your photo(s), you are agreeing to allow Washington County to use the photos on Washington County social media pages, website, and other publications and that any faces in the photo(s) have given permission. If you do not consent to these terms, please email and your photo(s) will be withdrawn from the contest.