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 The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership
Photography Contest Winners

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2019

Natural Features In and Around Lakes and Underwater
1st place
Where the Creek Flows - by Julie Remer


2nd place and People's Choice Award


3rd place 
Peak a Boo - by Linda Grenzer

Honorable Mentions
Mid-day Mayfly Meal - by Bruce Palla
Munchable Moth - by Bruce Palla
Curiosity - by Nick Johnson
Universal Order - by Carol Warden
Abort Landing - by Linda Grenzer


People Enjoying Lakes

1st place
Undampened Spirits - by Alyssa Schmitt

2nd place
Please Stay Clear - by Nick Johnson

3rd place
Aquanauts - by J.H. Arnold

Honorable Mentions
Ice Fishing on High - Mary Van Grinsven








2018

Natural Features In and Around Lakes and Underwater
1st place
Breakfast Club - by Linda Grenzer


2nd place and People's Choice Award
Morning Reflection - by Matt Frank


3rd place 
Tale End of the Run - by Chris Hamerla

Honorable Mentions
Bare Footin' - by Linda Grenzer
The Catch - Matthew Walsh
Serendipitous Sunset - Carol Warden
Wings - Paul Skawinski


People Enjoying Lakes

1st place
Fishing Under the Supermoon - by Kirby Wright

2nd place
What a Catch - by Meghan Wagner

3rd place
Man in Canoe - by Meghan Wagner

Honorable Mentions
Paddle and Portage - Daniel Eckberg
Dog Days of Summer - Linda Grenzer
Sub-zero Sunset - Alyssa Johnson


2017

Natural Features In and Around Lakes and Underwater
1st place
Sushi - by Bruce Palla


2nd place


3rd place 
Lake Potpourri - by Chris Hamerla

Honorable Mention and People's Choice Award
Coming Mother - by Linda Grenzer

Other Honorable Mentions
Blue de Full Day - by Kim Alba
Log Jam - by Linda Grenzer
Splender in the Grass - by Jim Marks
Spring Reflections - Spotted Sandpiper - by Larry Dau
The Minnow Nation - by J.H. Arnold




People Enjoying Lakes

1st place

2nd place
Ice Breaker - by Kevin Grenzer

3rd place
After the Rain - by Chris Hamerla






2016

Natural Features In and Around Lakes and Underwater



1st place
Ready for My Close-up - by J.H. Arnold


2nd place
On Golden Pond - by Linda Grenzer


3rd place and People's Choice
Mirror - by Sherri Wandersee

Honorable Mentions
Tandem Turtles - by Paul Skawinski



People Enjoying Lakes


1st place
Drifting Off - by Chris Hamerla

2nd place
Serenity - by Stephanie Wittman

3rd place
Solitary Sunrise - by Monica Lobenstein

Honorable Mention
Fallen Reflection - by Elizabet Pietz​

Celebrating Volunteers (extra category in 2016 only)

One winner
Welcome Back Loons​ - by Kim Reed

2015


Natural Features In and Around Lakes and Underwater
1st place
Where's Lunch - by Larry Dau

2nd place
Calling All Loons - by Linda Grenzer

3rd place and People's Choice
Open Wide - by Kathy Noel










Honorable Mentions:
A Last Burst of Brilliance - by Dave Colby
Sunrise Over Lake Owen - by Edward Ronkowski
Shore Lunch - by Larry Dau

People Enjoying Lakes



1st place
Underwater Vision - by Jessica Tomaszewski

2nd place
Phantom Fisherman - by Chris Hamerla

3rd place
Enjoying a Pontoon Ride - by Lori Killian









Honorable Mentions:
Bachelor Party - by Lee Killian
Gitche Gummee BOW Paddlers - by Jessica Tomaszewski
Raiders of the Lost Lake - by Chris Hamerla

2014

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place and Peoples' Choice
Linda Grenzer
 
2nd place
Paul Skawinski

3rd place
J. H. Arnold
 
Honorable Mentions:
The Lonely Cool at Dawn - Steven Lepak
Love at First Flight - Linda Grenzer
The Follower - Becki Giese
Young Reflections - Stephanie Wittman
 


People Enjoying Lakes
1st place
Steven Lepak
 
2nd place
Becki Giese

3rd place
Linda Grenzer
 
Honorable Mentions:
First Paddle - Paul Skawinski
Fishing - Chris Hamerla
Last Cast - Sandy Sabel
Lazy Day - Becki Giese
Simming with Mama - Paul Skawinski
Catch of the Day - Carol Warden
"Northern" Shadows - Carol Warden

2013

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place
Free Ride
Linda Grenzer
 
2nd place
Last Day of Summer
Tina Carlson
 
3rd place
A Child's Wonder
Derek Kavanaugh
 
Honorable Mentions:
Curious Twins - Jim Zach
Drying my Wings - Chris Hamerla
Mommy? - Michael Nevala
Sibling Rivalry - Derek Kavanaugh
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place
Last Cast
Craig Libuse
 
2nd place
Kayaking On Lake Superior
Tom Quinn
 
3rd place
Flippin Out
Craig Libuse
 
Honorable Mentions:
Grandpa's Cabin - Derek Kavanaugh
Quiet Moment - Jim Zach
Splish Splash - Carol Warden
Underwater Explorer - Amy Thorstenson
 
People's Choice:
Drying My Wings - Chris Hamerla

2012

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place

Green Heron - Ruth Jean Kringle
 
2nd place
Blanding Turtle and Friends - Paul Skawinski
 
3rd place
Foggy Sunrise - Jake Pipp
 
 
Honorable Mentions:
Beginning - Sheri Gaber
Brasenia Infinity - Brenton Butterfield
Bursting with Life - Paul Skawinski
Cunard lake Sunset - Glenda Henning
Ice Etching - Dan McFarlane
Lonely Eagle - Brenton Butterfield
Loon On Take-off - Glenda Henning
Oh Deer - Lois Peterson
Reflection - Nancy Gill
September Dawn - Ruth Jean Kringle
Waiting for the Call - Stephanie Marden
 
People's Choice:
Blandings Turtle and Friends - Paul Skawinski
It's a Social Structure - Bill Stagner
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place
Peace on the Water - Glenda Henning
 
2nd place
Joy - Mark Picard
 
3rd place
Apostle Islands - Paul Muggli
 
Honorable Mentions:
Boy at Sunset - Ruth Amoth
Enjoying Lake Puckaway - Gwen Rabbit
Fishing in the Fog - Mark Picard
Reflecting - Sheri Gaber
Reflections - Ruth Amoth
Morning Fog - Pat Moser
The Bubble - Emily Glinski
Sisters Having Fun - Julie Ripp
 
People's Choice:
Reflections - Ruth Amoth

2011

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place - Surfacing
Mike Murray
 
2nd place - Daybreak
Brenton Butterfield
 
3rd place -
Gilbert's Lake Morning Mist
Rip Maclay
 
 
Honorable Mentions:
Pretty in Purple - Brenton Butterfield
On Top of the World - Paul Skawinski
Evening Gold - Nancy Pierce
Splash of Sunshine - Richard Matzke
Cool Symmetry - Dan McFarlane
 
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place - If There's No Wind, Row
Chris Hamerla
 
2nd place -
A Flurry of mayflies While Fishing
Chris Hamerla
 
3rd place -
Three Teens on Stone Beach
Gary Becker
 
Honorable Mentions:
In the Fog - Richard Matzke
Sunset Sailing - Kevin Warning
Kissy Fishy - Carol Warden
Walking on Water - Kevin Warning

2010

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater

1st place - No Wake Zone
Nancy Gill
 
2nd place - Call of the Wilderness
Denise Dupras
 
3rd place - Blue Morning
Nancy Gill
 
 
 
 
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place - Fishing Buddies
Denise Dupras
 
2nd place - Fishin' for Whales & Dreamin' Up Tales
Steven W. Lepak
 
3rd place - Mystical Morning Fishing 
Denise Dupras
 

2009

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place - Snapping Turtle
Brian Wolf, Kenosha, WI
 
2nd place - It's a Big, Big World
Steven Lepak, DePere, WI
 
3rd place - Hey, got any more of those minnows??
Paul Skawinski, Stevens Point, WI
 
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place - Lady of the Lake
Steven Lepak, DePere, WI
 
2nd place - Daybreak
Jim Brakken, Cable, WI
 
3rd place - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Paul Skawinski, Stevens Point, WI

Honorable Mention
Delicate Dragonfly - Karen Stiles
Water matters - Brian Ewart

2008

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place - Sunrise on the Fox
                 Derek Kavanaugh, Green Lake, WI
 
2nd place - American Toad on the Prowl
                 Paul Skawinski, Plover, WI
 
3rd place - Single Bliss
                 Christopher Hanger, Spooner, WI
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place - Age 11, Size 12
                 Steven Lepak, Green Bay, WI
 
2nd place - Skiing at Sunset
                  Troy Loferski, Mauston, WI
 
3rd place - First Light
                  James Brakken, Cable, WI

2007

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place - Pumpkinseed
                 Steve Lepak, Green Bay, WI
 
2nd place - Lingering Ice
                 Frank Koshere, Superior, WI
 
3rd place -  Morning Mist
                 Jim Brakken, Cable, WI
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place - Bucket Loads of Cool
                 Steve Lepak, Green Bay, WI
 
2nd place - Jazz on a Summer Evening
                  Tim Detwyler, Green Lake, WI
 
3rd place - Leap into Lakes
                  Laura Herman, Harshaw, WI

2006

Natural Features Around and In Lakes and Underwater
1st place - The Fisher River
                 Milton West
                 Holcombe, WI  54745
 
2nd place - Dragonflies on Lily Pad
                 Carol Seago
                 Mason, WI 54856
 
3rd place -  Edgewater Gold
                 Nancy Pierce
                 Green Bay, WI 54313
 
People Enjoying Lakes
1st place - 1-2-3-Go!
                 Craig Libuse
                 San Marcos, CA 92078
 
2nd place - Cooling Off
                  Carol Seago
                  Mason, WI 54856
 
3rd place - Betz Boys in the Boundary Waters
                  Carolyn Betz
                   Madison, WI 53703
   Winners from 2003-2005 are not available.
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