City treasurer’s office announces third-annual photo contest

By Brandi Makuski

The city treasurer’s office has announced its third 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 2021.

The city treasurer’s office instituted the competition three years ago in an effort 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.

Tom Brown won last year’s contest with his 2020 photo of the city’s water tower enveloped in a haze.

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 [email protected]

Photos must be received by Oct. 15.