Winning photo taken by @trish_2_6 on Instagram

We are so pleased to announce the winner of the first UNleashCB summer photo contest with you! trish_2_6 on Instagram took the winning photo. The photo was taken at Lake Manawa State Park and features the beautiful lilypads that fill a portion of the lake every summer. 

If you are not familiar with Lake Manawa State Park, it is an Iowa State Park that features a beautiful 700-acre lake where both locals and visitors enjoy boating, fishing, water sports, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and spending time on the beach. The park also is the home to Dream Playground which is the largest ADA-accessible playground in Iowa. 

On Monday, we will be announcing and releasing the top five runner-up images from the summer photo contest. We will post a blog on our social media channels with a link for our followers to vote for their favorite photo. The photo with the most votes will win the People's Choice Award! The winner of the People's Choice Award will receive a gift card to one of our amazing local restaurants. 

Thank you again to everyone who submitted images and participated in the contest. We hope you had as much fun as we did! 

This post was originally published on August 13, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.