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VOTE: Patch's Summer Vacation Photo Contest — Week 2

Here are your finalists. Who has your vote?

Sharing snapshots from a recent vacation isn't a new idea. But being rewarded for it is.

Patch has partnered with Caribou Coffee, , Foodies on Foot and  to sweeten the idea of sharing.

On Monday, we asked Patch users to  from this summer. After 113 submissions in less than three days, Northfield Patch Editor Corey Butler Jr. and Minnesota Associate Regional Editor Kevira Voegele narrowed the field to 10 photos for voting. 

Now we're asking you to leave a comment at the bottom of this page telling us which is your favorite photo (numbered 1-10 above). You surely could just leave the number, but go ahead and tell us why you like the photo. Be sure to share the page with all your friends to see if you can drum up more support for your favorite snapshot. Voting ends 9 p.m. Sunday.

Then on Monday we'll announce the winner from the second week. He or she will receive a $25 Caribou Coffee gift card. We'll also kick off the third week of nominations on Monday. There were a lot of great photos the first two weeks, so don't be discouraged if you weren't selected and be sure to try again next week because we're having four weekly contests all for $25 Caribou Coffee gift cards.

After the four weeks, the winners face off for seven days of voting. The photo that collects the most comments of support gets the photographer a grand prize getaway to Stillwater valued up to $500 with an overnight stay at Water Street Inn, a Foodies on Foot adventure and a tour at Northern Vineyards Winery.

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.

Of course, we encourage you to share the link with your friends and family and brag about your great photo. Tell Patch and community members something awesome about your photograph in comments section below.

Lissa August 18, 2012 at 01:30 AM
8 she's precious
Ashley Grotte August 18, 2012 at 01:35 AM
I vote for 7 bc its the nicest pic and very outgoing..
Mandi Verville August 18, 2012 at 01:37 AM
#7 is the best. Quiet, captivating and transcendent. True art.
jen fritz August 18, 2012 at 01:39 AM
#7
Mandi Verville August 18, 2012 at 01:47 AM
7 & 9 are BOTH beautiful. I'm torn between the two.
Richard August 18, 2012 at 02:14 AM
#7
Leah Deckert August 18, 2012 at 02:40 AM
#7 Not only is it a beautiful picture, it was taken by a beautiful person!
Jonathan Walrath August 18, 2012 at 03:32 AM
#8!
Kristine August 18, 2012 at 05:51 AM
#7 is amazing!
Susan August 18, 2012 at 02:07 PM
# 10. All good pictures though!
CJ Lauer August 18, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Number 10. Refreshing!
Courtney Lynn Greenwaldt August 18, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Number 7 is stunning!
Josie August 18, 2012 at 09:55 PM
#8, she looks so excited to meet them
Catherine August 19, 2012 at 02:31 AM
I love the majesty of #10. The colors are very realistic and I love the reflections in the water. Makes me want to hop in the boat and go for a cruise.
Joanie Joyce August 19, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Cutest smile and the winner should be number 8!
Reva Schulte August 19, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Love #8!
Sharon Vlasak August 19, 2012 at 03:20 AM
#2 gets my vote
April August 19, 2012 at 05:20 AM
#7 is my fav. What an amazing photo!
Kylie Hanzlik August 19, 2012 at 03:58 PM
#10 is the best, hands down!
Alice Stahlmann August 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM
#10! I want to be there on the dock!
Tanya Prashad August 20, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I vote for number 7. I really like the landscape and the way the light draws your eyes to the focal point of the shot: the barn.
Becca Kyllonen August 20, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Number 7 is my favorite!
Kristina August 20, 2012 at 02:02 AM
7
Andrea Poythress August 20, 2012 at 02:02 AM
number 7
Jennifer Belisle August 20, 2012 at 01:14 PM
#2,#5,#7,#10 But #7 is incredible!
Kevira Voegele (Editor) August 20, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Hi Jennifer Belisle: Thank you for participating. Voting ended last night at 9 a.m. We have a Week 3 gallery that readers will be able to vote on later this week.
Kim Johnson August 20, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Thank you for the comment. You were 100% right. My husband is in the military and was deployed two days later. I was trying to get a picture of the family to remember our time away. They didn't even know I was taking a picture.
Kim Johnson August 20, 2012 at 04:02 PM
You describe the picture like you were there too. That is exactly what it was like and every time I see this picture I can remember the evening. Thank you I appreciated the comment.
Kevira Voegele (Editor) August 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Here's the story we ran today about the winner: http://northfield.patch.com/articles/patch-s-summer-vacation-photo-contest-week-2-winner-is#photo-4362950

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