The results are in and after nearly 300 votes, Jen Adams' picture of a stunning view from the clouds has of Patch's Summer Vacation Photo Contest.
For receiving the most votes, Jen wins a the grand prize getaway to Stillwater valued up to $500 that includes an overnight stay at , a Foodies on Foot adventure and a tour at .
Jeff Grotte's photo of a "south Moulton barn outside of Jackson on the long drive home from a roadtrip out west" was a close second with 111 votes.
Jen qualified for the finals by winning the weekly contests, which also netted her a $25 gift card from Caribou Coffee. She was joined by Jeff, Kerry Gervais Hjelmgren and Kathy.
Each week, Minnesota Patch sites accepted photo submissions and Northfield Patch Editor Corey Butler Jr. and Minnesota Associate Regional Editor Kevira Voegele narrowed the field to 10 photos for voting. Patch users then voted for their favorite photos to move to the finals.
Here are a few of the comments from the 125 people who voted for Jen's photo:
Jean Soule: No. 1, Girl on the Rock, very magical and serene, great place to do some deep thinking, just be very careful where you step!
Nick Jensen: #1 is awesome - it makes me think she is waiting to meet the gods.
Keith Mason: #1 It truly captures the essense and feeling of being on a relaxing vacation.
And, some of the legal details:
- Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
- To enter, upload your summer vacation photos to the “Patch's Summer Vacation Photo Contest“ post on any of the 25 Minnesota Patch sites. Entrants can only submit photos of their own original photos, which must be from this summer. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.
- All entries must be received by 9 p.m. CDT Wednesday of the competing week.
- Four weekly winners will receive a $25 gift card to Caribou Coffee.
- One grand prize winner selected from the weekly winners will receive a grand prize valued up to $500. The grand prize includes an overnight stay at Water Street Inn, a Foodies on Foot adventure and a tour at Northern Vineyards Winery, all located in Stillwater. Transportation to/from Stillwater is not included in the prize and will be the responsibility of the winner.
See the attached PDF for complete Official Rules.