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Contestants from the Quad-Cities have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, to send in their photos. The winning photos will run in the Sunday, May 13, Mother’s Day issue. All qualified entries will be displayed in a dcourier.com photo gallery for the public to view throughout the contest.
This past year, participants submitted 237 photos. Judges narrowed down the entries to 12 finalists. With the help of Greg Raskin, owner of Raskin’s Jewelers, judges made the difficult choice to select the winners, Lori Forsten and her daughter, Mariah.
“We loved the experience,” Mariah, now 22, said April 18 by phone. “We still have our necklaces.”
The first place winners — both mother and daughter — will receive matching diamond pendants set in white gold, a $1,400 value, from Raskin’s Jewelers.
Greg Raskin described the necklace as a one-third carat diamond set in white gold with a 14-karat white gold chain.
Second-place winners each receive a $100 gift card from Raskin’s Jewelers, and third prize is two $50 gift cards.
Maria Frazier, last year’s second-place winner with her daughter Olivia, now 7, said the whole process was wonderful.
“It was easy to download the photo and submit it. I didn’t have any trouble,” Frazier said.
The contest opens today, April 22, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, to submit to dcourier.com/contest. No professional photos are allowed. One entry per family/household. The person submitting the entry must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Arizona. If the daughter is younger than 18, the parent, submitting the entry, grants permission for publication.
The 2017 winners may submit photos again this year — not that they will look any more or less alike — but they are not eligible to win prizes again.
Judging relies primarily on visual similarities, but composition, creativity and overall appeal of the submitted photo may also play a factor. No digitally altered images will be accepted.
Entrants need not be a Daily Courier subscriber to enter. Printed photos may be brought to the Prescott Valley office at 8307 E. Highway 69 at Robert Road, where they will be scanned and returned.
For more information, call Senior News Editor Tim Wiederaenders at 928-445-3333, ext. 2032, or email [email protected] To enter now, upload a photo at: https://ift.tt/2oSYlOb.