Heart of Chan Annual Photo Contest


Each year, the Heart of Chan Photo Contest showcases pictures captured of what makes living in Chanhassen so unique and special.

2021 Contest Categories
Art/Architecture, Flora/Fauna, Chanhassen Community Parks, and Rec Sports.

Entry & Submissions

  • The contest is open to amateur photographers and is restricted to Chanhassen residents only.
  • Up to 5 photos per entrant may be submitted.
  • Entrants must be the sole author and owner of the image/photo.
  • Submissions must be subjects in the City of Chanhassen.
  • All submissions become the property of the City of Chanhassen.
  • Photos shall not be more than two years old and must not have been altered in any way other than cropping.
  • Entries with names, logos, watermarks, or writing on the photo will not be accepted.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, December 31, 2021

Photo/Media Requirements

  • Only images in jpeg format will be accepted.
  • Submissions must be in color and must be at least 2 MB in size with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Submitted photos must include:

  • Your name, address, phone number and email address.
  • Title and brief description.
  • Date the photo was taken and the address of the location.
  • Model’s releases if photos contain identifiable people.


Grand Prize: Photo will be published on the cover of the Chanhassen Connection and showcased at Chanhassen City Hall or the Chanhassen Recreation Center. 

Honorable Mention: Photos will receive an awards certificate and placement in a Chanhassen publication, social media, or on the website.

Questions about the photo contest should be directed to the Communications department at (952) 227-1100. 

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