Minnesota Real Estate Developer - Naterra Land – Celebrates the Great Outdoors with “Up North Fishing Tales” Essay Contest

Naterra Land invites fisherman to submit fishing stories from vacations on the boat or at their lakefront property.

Minneapolis, MN, October 11, 2006 --(PR.com)-- http://www.naterraland.com -- Naterra Land, a leading developer of Minnesota real estate and lakefront property, is proud to announce the winners of its “Up North Fishing Tales” essay contest held earlier this summer.

Entrants were asked to express their favorite fishing experience in a 500 word essay. Essays were divided into two categories: one for adults and the other for students.

In the essays submitted, fishermen shared memories of fishing with loved ones, recounted tales of the “big one” that got away and shared fishing “bloopers” that have now become family legends.

"We found that for many, spending time with family and friends at their lakefront property or on the boat, far outweighs anything that is pulled out of the water,” said Steve Roman, Executive Vice President of Naterra Land.

Essays were judged and evaluated according to the following criteria:
1) Originality and creativity
2) Writing style
3) Relevance to the topic

Winners of the “Up North Fishing Tales” essay contest were:

Adult Category
$500 Grand Prize
Patrick Bockway - “Fishing Sunday”

$100 Second Prize
Bridget Gabel – “Fish of 10,000 Casts”

Student Category
$500 Grand Prize
Emily Syring – “Runaway Fish”

$100 Second Prize
Jeffrey Bieschke – “The Final Talley”

“With nearly 1000 entries submitted to the contest, it is clear that many fishermen were accustomed to story telling and were eager to share their stories with others,” said Steve Roman, Executive Vice President of Naterra Land.

More information about Naterra Land and the winning essays can be found at www.Naterraland.com/FishingTalesEssayContest.asp.

About Naterra Land
Naterra Land buys and sells lakefront property, mountain property and waterfront real estate in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula Michigan, Tennessee and Georgia.


Naterra Land
Karen Sams
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