Winners Announced in Friends of the Refuge Headwaters 2020 Fall Photo Contest

Winners in four categories were chosen by judges in the Friends of the Refuge Headwaters’ (FORH) Fall on our Refuge Photo Contest. There were 46 entries in the contest with the top three places in each category receiving cash prizes. 

Submitted photos were taken on Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge or Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. Results are:

Scenic Views of the Refuge
1st: Before the Storm by Cathy Richardson of Winona, MN
2nd: Respite on the Refuge by Deedee Nadeau of Winona, MN
3rd: Days End by Susie Scharlau of Fountain City, WI

Wildlife and Plants of the Refuge
1st: Fall Splendor by Cathy Richardson of Winona, MN
2nd: The Watcher by Cathy Richardson of Winona, MN
3rd: In Good Company by Theresa Kuschel of LaCrescent, MN

Connecting People with Nature on the Refuge
1st: Paddler’s Delight by Deedee Nadeau of Winona, MN
2nd: Hikers on the Refuge by John Kenkel of Rochester, MN
3rd: A Kayaker’s Reflection by Deedee Nadeau of Winona, MN

Young Nature Photographers
1st: Tranquility by Isabelle Katwa of Winona, MN
2nd: Taking it Easy by Isabelle Katwa of Winona, MN
3rd: Camouflage by Isabelle Katwa of Winona, MN

Winning photos will be on display at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge on the second floor of 102 Walnut Street in Winona, MN beginning March 9, 2021. Additional exhibitions at other locations will be announced.

Contest judges were Rick Frietsche and John Weiss of Rochester, MN and Gayle Maule of Buffalo City, WI.

Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are a citizen-based, non-profit organization that partners with and supports the Winona District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in meeting the refuge vision and goals.

  • Before the Storm by Cathy Richardson of Winona, MN

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