The beauty of our town and lake is best captured by the people that live or play here.

Thank you to everyone for your photo submissions.  You have captured the true essence of our area!  Congratulations to the winners!

You can view all of the entries in the window of Steele Street Hops.

2018 Shanty Days Photo Contest Winners

The winners in each category are:

1st. Bob Kuhn
2nd. Grace Matzke
3rd. Sylvia Toebe

Lake house/Lake
1st. Sue Moreaux
2nd. Bob Kuhn
3rd. Trish Schmidt

Crescent Beach/Boardwalk
1st. Bob Kuhn
2nd. Rosemary Paladini
3rd. Grace Matzke

1st. Tess VandeWalle
2nd. Linda Vandenack
3rd. Trish Schmidt

Black & White
1st. Sue Moreaux

1st. Jen Langdon
2nd. Rosemary Paladini
3rd. Grace Ann Matzke

Best of Show
Sue Moreaux


We encourage all amateur and beginning photographers to submit their photos to the Shanty Days Photo Contest.

Download Application


  1. Photos by amateur photographers only
  2. Prints must be 8 x 10 or larger, matted or framed
  3. Photos must be taken within past 3 years and within a 20 mile radius of Algoma
  4. Entries are limited to two per person in each division
  5. Photos must have an official entry form attached
  6. Paper photo entries should be dropped off at the Chamber building or mailed to Algoma Chamber, 1226 Lake Street, Algoma WI 54201
  7. By virtue of officially entering the contest, you agree that the Algoma Chamber of Commerce has permission and the right to use the entry for publishing purposes, i.e. newspaper, Friendly Algoma, website and other social media marketing. Digital photos may be submitted to the Chamber if interested in potential use on social media
  8. Upon completion of judging, entries will be displayed downtown prior to Shanty Days
  9. Entry deadline is 7:00 PM on July 15th unless it falls on a weekend, then the deadline is 7:00 PM the following Monday
  10. Entries may be retrieved from the Chamber between August 25 and September 20


  • Lighthouse/Lake
  • Black and White
  • Crescent Beach and Boardwalk (Sponsored by Friends of Crescent Beach, Grand Prize only)
  • Nature
  • Portrait
  • Pet
  • Scenic



Grand Prize – $15

1st Place – $15

2nd Place – $10

3rd Place – $5


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