Photo Challenge Winners | Back to School

September 16, 2011

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This week’s photo challenge was wonderful to see!  We know that the words “Back to School” can either bring tears of joy…or tears of trepidation (depending on who it is returning to school!)  Any way you look at it though, Back to School is a big occasion for everyone! This week gave us a chance to show off a little of our private lives and what we take pride in: our children, of all ages. The new clothes, the fun new school supplies, the personal choices in backpacks, all show a frozen moment we all share in common.

1st Place: Angela Valerie Photography

This week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Misty Keasler, said of the winning photo by Angela Valerie: This image is beautiful and its strength comes from a genuine moment and is steeped in the tradition of documentary photographers such as Lauren Greenfield. This is photography at it’s best – a true moment that easily translates real emotion.

2nd Place: Leilani Price

I just loved this photo the moment I saw it. The light and color really stood out – it’s stunning. It has a painterly quality about it that is reminiscent of a Loretta Lux photograph.

3rd Place: Kristine’s World

This image also has a strong documentary feel to it. Although the boy in the foreground is the focal point, there are also all these great moments which also seem to have been captured simultaneously with his glance and mischievous smile.

4th Place: Mischief and Laughs

5th Place: Younker Family

6th Place: Pyjammy

7th Place: A Sweet Blue Life

8th Place: Emily Jarvis

9th Place: StinaMarie27

10th Place: SunnyKeri

Each week we (Angie & Amy) like to show off some of our favorite entries as well! Here are our picks…

My Life’s Stories

Naptime Momtog

Stephanie Belton

CM Fotographia

BHull Photography

Mary Elise

Torre Pinson

Betsy Marie Photography

ABT Photography

Cassie Johnson

If you were in the Top Ten or an “Angie & Amy Pick” you can go to this page to find your special Winners Button to display on your blog! Super-huge congratulations for entering such an amazing photo this week!

A Friendly Reminder: To be able to be considered as a winner for our photo challenges, you must follow these guidelines…

1| Only ONE photo can be in your entry post. If there are other photos in your entry post, your photo will not be passed on to the weekly judge.

2| Our button must be in your post (you can find our buttons on our “Grab a Button” page.)

3| You must enter a permalink to your blog post or Flickr entry (not a link to the home page of your blog.)

Don’t forget to come back Monday morning to join another week of Photo Challenges! Our theme next week is “A Touch of Sun”! Learn more about our themes here.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Cassie Johnson September 22, 2011

I am thrilled that Angie and Amy picked my picture as one of their favorites for the week. There are always so many fabulous entries. I am so glad I discovered the I Heart Faces Community. A great place to find inspiration. Thanks!


Stephanie Belton September 18, 2011

Congrats to all the winners and thanks for including me in your faves Angie and Amy, my daughter is super excited! I have had tons of questions about the wallpaper in the background, it is a selection of 70 different wallpaper samples all cut to the same height (varying widths) and painstakingly stuck on the wall!


jonathanfun September 18, 2011

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Vera September 18, 2011

Congrats to winners! Such lovely photos! I love all of them!


Laura Schroeder September 17, 2011

i love the random banana in the girls backpack in the winning picture! it made me smile 🙂


Sarah Halstead September 16, 2011

Did you see I was picked as one of Angie & Amy's favorites on @Iheartfaces ?


Leilani September 16, 2011

Wow thank you so much!! I was so amazed to see I had placed 2nd! Thank you!


Angie September 16, 2011

Awww! Love these! —>RT @iheartfaces: Photo Challenge Winners | Back to School


Salt in Suburbia September 16, 2011

“My Life’s Stories” was absolutely my favorite! This is such a great photo and reminds me of my own boys. Great entry.


Amy Locurto September 16, 2011

RT @iheartfaces: Photo Challenge Winners | Back to School


Sarah September 16, 2011

Thank you so much for picking my shot for a favorite. I have been entering for awhile and it made my day to see mine picked. Thanks! 😀


Wendy of Wendys Hat September 16, 2011

These are all so precious and had me both smiling and tearing up at the same time! Well done ladies!


Lisa Black September 16, 2011

They are all so great, congrats to all the winners & entries! My personal faves are 2nd & 7th place 🙂


pam September 16, 2011

Holy cow!!! I can’t believe I placed! I was NOT expecting anything from that picture at all, but I guess my boys’ excitement paid off. 😀


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