Calendar Contest

Calendar Contest Rules

This is the 22nd year of publication of the Bluefin Bay Calendar and we owe a special thanks to the nearly 100 participants who entered their prize photographs in our contest. By sharing your artistry, you allow Bluefin Bay to showcase our breathtaking lake and beautiful surroundings.

Please join us in congratulating each of the 2017 Bluefin Bay Calendar Contest winners.

The 23rd Annual Bluefin Bay Calendar Contest is underway for the 2018 calendar, and you are invited to enter. Please, review our contest rules and deadlines.

Dennis Rysdahl — Owner & General Manager


2017 Bluefin Bay Calendar Contest Winners

  • January

calendar contestEncased in Ice
Andra Wheatley,
St. Paul, MN

  • February

calendar contestWinter Dogsledding

John Finley,
Bloomington, MN

  • March

calendar contestLake Superior Sunrise

Jonathan Mortenson,
Coon Rapids, MN

  • April

calendar contestSpring Fox

Pam Hellman,
Des Moines, IA

  • May

calendar contestCascade River Gorge

Allen Utzig,
Bloomington, MN

  • June

calendar contestBloomin’ Lupine 
Lori Larson,
Cottage Grove, MN

  • July

calendar contestFireworks Over Bluefin Bay

Anton Davkov,
Shumen, Bulgaria

  • August

calendar contestCanal Park Sunrise

John Kappler,
Shoreview, MN

  • September

calendar contestFall Hiking along the River

John Finley,
Bloomington, MN

  • October

calendar contestGRAND PRIZE – Fall on Fire

Jonathan L. Mortenson,
Coon Rapids, MN

  • November

calendar contestPink Sky at Bluefin

Dan Chan,
Rochester, MN

  • December

calendar contest“Snowy” the Snow Owl

Edee Connor,
Isle, MN

  • Honorable Mentions

Oberg Lookout – Paul Vargo, St. Paul, MN
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Grand Marais Reflection – Mikala Bringgold, Roberts, WI
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Temperance River Bloom– Terry Kochaver, St. Louis Park, MN
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Gitchie Gumme – Thomas Wilkins, Orono, MN
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