Helix Water District 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. The contest was open to photos taken between March 1 and May 31, 2019, at the local reservoir which is located in Lakeside. The following photographers took top honors:

Adult Category:
1st Place – Randy Siegel, Sunrise Over Lake Jennings
2nd Place – Kurt Scherbaum, Great Horned Owl
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 facebook.com/LakeJennings.

The Winning Images

Sunrise Over Lake Jennings

Randy Siegel
1st Place / Adult

Great Horned Owl

Kurt Scherbaum
2nd Place / Adult


Frances Schnall
3rd Place / Adult

Jennings Scenic 3

Fred Kropveld
Honorable Mention / Adult

Awe and Creation

Wes Van Fleet
Honorable Mention / Adult


Ryan Cobain
1st Place / Youth

Lake Jennings View Scape

Cricht Ruediger
2nd Place / Youth

Lake Jennings Ducks and Anglers

Aure Ruediger
3rd Place / Youth

Silver Linings

Luke Macy
Honorable Mention / Youth


Jaden Cobain
Honorable Mention / Youth