City seeks local photos for 2021 budget cover

By Brandi Makuski

The city treasurer’s office has announced its second annual photo contest.

Submissions from the public should highlight the natural beauty/landscapes, architectural features, or other public areas/events from locations inside the city limits, from any time throughout 2020.

The city treasurer’s office has been looking for some way to “dress up” the annual budget book—a typically “bland document,” according to Treasurer Corey Ladick, to better engage the public in the city’s finances.

The idea for the contest came from Deputy Comptroller-Treasurer Carrie Freeberg.

“I decided that adding pictures to the budget would show pride in our city and also help dress it up a little,” Freeberg said. “Since we had such a good turnout last year, we decided to do it again.”

Courtney Milkowski won last year’s contest with her 2019 photo of a sunset over the Wisconsin River.

Freeberg said she’s hoping the office will receive a “variety of pictures” for placement throughout the annual budget book. The photographer whose picture is chosen for the cover will win a City of Stevens Point sweatshirt.

High-resolution photos in portrait (vertical) orientation should be sent, along with the photographer’s name, address, phone number, and a brief description/location of the photograph, to

Photos must be received by Oct. 9.