2017 Photo Contest Winners

The Council’s Photo Contest Work Team enjoyed reviewing all entries, each one with a unique portrayal of meaningfully family bonds. Work Team Member Amanda Lay said, “The photo contest is another important way that the Council practices what it preaches regarding inclusion and family life.”

1st PlaceFirst-Place Winner

Cameron, adopted at 15 months, leans into his big sister Ellie–his best friend, closest confidant, and security blanket.

Submitted by: Lauren Ochalek

2nd PlaceSecond-Place Winner

Daniel appreciates life’s little pleasures, especially playing peek-a-boo and enjoying a laugh when he’s helping to babysit his niece.

Submitted by: Karen Ropka

3rd PlaceThird-Place Winner

All the eggs were found thanks to teamwork and the unconditional love shared by cousins Henry and Catherine.

Submitted by: Jennifer Briemann

Fan FavoriteFan Favorite Winner

The Council’s Facebook fans came through and voted in large numbers for the “Fan Favorite” portion of the contest which reached more than 24,000 people and generated more than 1,200 votes.

At a Nationals game with my son, Stormie.

Submitted by: Tony Zanfordino