Patch's Summer Vacation Photo Contest—Week 3 Winner Is ...

We had 10 great photos as finalists. Who won?

The results are in and Kerry Gervais Hjelmgren's picture of a "perfect night for fishing" won Week 3 of Patch's Summer Vacation Photo Contest.

For receiving the most votes, Hjelmgren wins a $25 gift card from Caribou Coffee and is entered in 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 .

Starting Sept. 3, Hjelmgren will face off in a week-long vote against the winners of Weeks 1, 2 and 4.

Roberta Rankin, one of 11 people to cast their vote for Hjelmgren's photo, wrote, "I love #4 the fishing boat and the sunset beautiful."

Be sure to check out the and all  in Week 2!

Week 4 submissions can be submitted now by going to the . We'll accept photos through 9 p.m. Wednesday and then select 10 photos to be voted on from Thursday through 9 p.m. Sunday.


Photo Number Number of Votes 1 0 2 1 3 10 4 11 5 1 6 3 7 0 8 0 9 2 10 3

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.

Eleanor Ostman August 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
A truly gorgeous photo. Was it, by any chance, taken on Lake Josephine? If so, would you sell a copy? Eleanor Ostman -- eaostman@aol.com
Kerry Gervais Hjelmgren August 28, 2012 at 01:03 AM
I'm so excited! Thank you! This was taken from our cabin deck on Round Lake in Wisconsin. It truly was a perfect night!
Jeff Roberts August 28, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Congratulations Kerry!
Julie Schmit Griebel August 30, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Very nice


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