UPDATE: Statement from CenterPoint Energy 

Morning Nov. 12, 2019

Last night, CenterPoint Energy experienced an interruption in gas pressure on our pipeline system in Shakopee. As a result, gas service was shut off to about 600 residential and business customers in the Shakopee downtown business district and some areas immediately to the north and south of downtown.

CenterPoint Energy crews worked overnight to identify and correct the problem. Since early this morning, technicians have been going to the affected homes and businesses to ensure that gas service is safely restored. These technicians are clearly identified as being with CenterPoint Energy. If the customer is not available, the technician will return several times and ultimately leave contact information for the customer to call to get service restored.

The goal is to have all service restored today. CenterPoint Energy apologizes for this inconvenience to our customers.

Show Off Shakopee Photo Contest

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Each September, the city hosts the Show Off Shakopee photo contest, celebrating everything that makes Shakopee special.

2019 Theme: A City For All Seasons

Shakopee residents are invited to submit photos that celebrate the four seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter). 

Entry Period

Contest entries will be accepted online Sept. 1-30.

Eligibility & Contest Rules

  • The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers who live, work or attend school in Shakopee. Entries must be submitted by the original photographer.
  • Limit three entries per photographer.
  • City employees and their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
  • By submitting photos, you agree to the terms of the city's Photographer Consent Form [PDF]; a completed form is not required.
  • For photos with recognizable people, it is the responsibility of the photographer to obtain permission to use the person's image. By submitting to the contest, the photographer affirms he/she has obtained such consent.
  • All submissions became the property of the City of Shakopee and may be used in any city material. 

Photo Guidelines

  • Photos will be accepted in four categories: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The city has the right to reclassify photos if deemed appropriate.
  • Photos shall not be more than two years old and must be taken in the City of Shakopee.
  • Submissions must be at least 2400x3000 pixels with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Only digital images will be accepted (JPG, TIFF, etc.). 
  • Minor digital enhancements, such as cropping, are allowed, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

Judging & Awards

A judging panel of city staff will evaluate the entries on subject matter, composition, clarity, lighting, artistry, technical excellence and overall impact. All decisions will be final; judges reserve the right not to award a winner.

One winning photo will be selected from each seasonal category with an overall Grand Prize winner chosen from among the top seasonal pictures. The Grand Prize winner will receive $100; the remaining three category winners will receive $50 each.

Winning photographs will be announced in the Winter 2020 Hometown Messenger. They will also be featured on the city website and at city hall.

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Winners & Finalists 2017

Updated on 11/28/2017 6:51 pm

The winners and finalists for the 2017 Show Off Shakopee photo contest.