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Source: Helix Water District

July 10, 2019 (Lakeside) -- Helix Water District has announced the winners of its 2019 Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest. 

Now in its eighth year, the contest drew 60 entries from throughout the county. This year’s theme was Life at the Lake, and each of the entries highlighted the unique beauty of camping, fishing, hiking, spotting wildlife and enjoying the view at Lake Jennings in Lakeside. 

The contest was open to photos taken between March 1 and May 31, 2019 at the local reservoir. The following photographers took top honors:

Adult Category:

1st Place – Randy Siegel, Sunrise Over Lake Jennings (shown above)

2nd Place – Kurt Scherbaum, Great Horned Owl (shown below)

3rd Place – Frances Schnall, Patience

Honorable Mention – Fred Kropveld, Jennings Scenic 3

Honorable Mention – Wes Van Fleet, Awe and Creation

Youth Category:

1st Place – Ryan Cobain, Rainbow

2nd Place – Cricht Ruediger, Lake Jennings View Scape

3rd Place – Aure Ruediger, Lake Jennings Ducks and Anglers

Honorable Mention – Luke Macy, Silver Linings

Honorable Mention – Jaden Cobain, Rocks

The district will honor the winning photographers at an awards ceremony during its Committee of the Board meeting on Wednesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa. The winning photos are also available on Lake Jennings’ Facebook page at


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My favorite photo...

Great Horned Owl by Kurt Scherbaum. Great creative work by everyone.