Winners in all the categories of the Lane County Children’s Photo Contest have been announced.
The photos were taken by four area professional photographers. A portion of each February sitting fee was being donated to Parenting Now! You can read more details on the photographers and the contest.
The complete list of winners, including the People’s Choice awards and the Parenting Now! Award, are provided below. Our thanks to the photographers, the donors of prizes (see below) and Valley River Center!
31st Annual Lane County Children’s Contest Award Presentations
Storytelling is based on idea, outfit, props and overall concept.
Storytelling 0-4 Years
Honorable Mention: Clara & her mom Kara Walter
3rd Place: Riley & her mom Kendra Jordan
2nd Place: Reece & his mom Tami Calkin
1st Place: Emmie & her mom Sara Stewart
Storytelling 4-15 years old
3rd Place: Emma & her mom Angie Mathisen
2nd Place: Mikayla & her mom Jennifer Christensen
1st Place: Evelyn & her mom Brenda Royce
Honorable Mention: Dakota and Declan & their mom Maria Davis
3rd Place: Mimi & Soriah & their mom Kim Ruscher
2nd Place: Genevieve & Lillian & their mom Tammy Nezol
1st Place: Abigail and Mikayla & their mom Jennifer Christensen
Grand Prize Winner in the Storytelling Category
The winner receives a $200 Gift Certificate for a luxurious Room from Inn at the 5th, other sponsor gift certificates, a huge ribbon and a gorgeous16x20 portrait. The winner, photographed by Bruce Berg is: Brody & his mom Stacy Gilliam. See the photo, above.
Traditional category is based on expressions – not just smiles, but how the portrait makes the judges ‘ohh’ and ‘ahh’.
Traditional up to 1 year
Honorable Mention: Abby & her mom Angela Anderson
Honorable Mention: Max & his mom Sohee Williams
Honorable Mention: Ruby & her mom Nikki Bloom Barnes
Honorable Mention: Arie & his mom Amanda Duke
3rd Place: Sawyer & his mom Cindie Derrickson
2nd Place: Oscar & his mom Lauren Sharf
1st Place: Addison & her mom Jenn Woodland
Traditional 12-24 months old
Honorable Mention: Tyler & his mom Misty Benham
3rd Place: Jade & her mom Tiffany Asumendi
2nd Place: Sadie & her mom Theresa Gauthier
1st Place: Eve & her mom Kristen Thorp
Traditional 25-36 months old
Honorable Mention: Taylor & his mom Michelle Johnson
Honorable Mention: Maci & her mom Ashley Bean
3rd Place: Isiah & his mom Genna Collins
2nd Place: Kali & her mom Shawna Roberts
1st Place: Evan & his mom Jennifer McAlexander
Traditional 3-5 years old
Honorable Mention: Riley & her mom Kendra Jordan
Honorable Mention: Sybilla & her mom Elizabeth Mottner
Honorable Mention: Emma & her mom Kelsey Rule
Honorable Mention: Nora & her mom Theresa Gauthier
3rd Place: Abby & her mom Nicole Akins
2nd Place: Kyle & his mom Jen Knopp
1st Place: Eva & her mom Shelly Coleman
Traditional 6-12 years old:
3rd Place: Lucia & her mom Misty Villalobos
2nd Place: Asher & his mom Misty Villalobos
1st Place: Abigail & her mom Jennifer Christensen
Honorable Mention: Carter & ? & their mom Kylee
Honorable Mention: Arie & Max & their mom Amanda Duke
3rd Place: Nora & Sadie & their mom Theresa Gauthier
2nd Place: Lucia & Asher & their mom Misty Villalobos
1st Place: Allison & Brock & their mom Wendy Hamilton
Grand Prize Winner in the Traditional Category
The winner receives a $200 Gift Certificate for a luxurious Room from Inn at the 5th, other sponsor gift certificates, a huge ribbon and a gorgeous 16×20 portrait. The winner, photographed by Amanda Reed is Zepeda & her parents Becky & Rocky Loffelmacher.
3 other awards:
Two People’s Choice awards, as few as 2 votes separated the winners from the others.
For the most votes in the Traditional Category with the winner receiving a $50 Gift certificate from Elephants Trunk is a portrait taken by 9/29 photography. The winner is Addison and her mom, Jenn Woodland.
For the most votes in the Storytelling Category, with the winner receiving a $50 gift certificate from Elephants Trunk, a portrait taken by Sheri Hubbs photography. The winner is Emmie and her mom, Sara Stewart.
The Parenting Now! Award
Parenting Now! will display a 16×20 wall portrait of the winner at our offices. The parents receive a $250 gift certificate from Brighter Smiles. Photographed by Amanda Reed: Max and his parents Sohee and Jon Williams.
We want to thank all of these sponsors for providing Gift Certificates:
My Little Children
Eugene Piano Academy
Inn at the 5th
National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics
Dancing Weasel Toy Store
Itty Bitty Impressions
Roaring Rapids Pizza
Ballet NW Academy
US Gymnastics Academy
Ye Olde Pancake House