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Five Winners Chosen by Public Vote in Church Hill Classic's Frame My Proudest Moment Photo Contest 2013 Monroe, CT – August 13, 2013 – Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer in the college diploma frame industry, announces five Winners of their nationwide summer contest, Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013. The five Winners were chosen by the public during a three-week online voting period. CHC is awarding $500 to the five Winners and twelve custom frames to each of the Finalists.
The Finalists' photos showed these special lifetime moments: a missionary trip, Commissioning Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, the birth of a baby, in Washington D.C. during the presidential inauguration, and conducting "Flags In" at Arlington National Cemetery. Their photos were among over 700 entries submitted from May 29 to July 15, 2013. At the end of the contest period, CHC's expert judges evaluated each entry based on the contest's criteria, and selected twelve entries that portrayed a proud lifetime moment and illustrated the emotion behind those events.
The 12 Finalists competed in an online public voting for three weeks from July 23 to August 6, 2013. The five Winners were determined after the voting period based on how many votes the entries received. The award of $500 is being divided between the five Winners. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $250; the Second Prize Winner will receive $100; the Third Prize Winner will receive $75; the Fourth Prize Winner will received $50; and the Fifth Prize Winner will receive $25.
Church Hill Classics congratulates the Winners and Finalists of the 2013 Frame My Proudest Moment Contest!
Morgan's photo, which received the most votes, is named the Grand Prize Winner in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest. Morgan submitted a photo taken on a missionary trip in Kingston, Jamaica. Morgan is using sign language to communicate with a hearing-impaired woman at an elderly home. The woman told Morgan that for years she hasn't been able to communicate with anyone because no one understood sign language. The elderly lady was made to eat food that would make her sick but she couldn't explain the situation. This moment was a proud moment for Morgan because it showed how small things can make all the difference.
Second Prize Winner – Peg Brochu of Mason, OH
Peg's photo is the Second Prize Winner. Peg submitted a photo of her daughter on her Commissioning Day at the U.S. Naval Academy. This photo is a proud moment for Peg because her daughter was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. On this day, she promised to protect the country and continues to service others as she begins her next phase in life at medical school.
Third Prize Winner - Jessica Paradise of Little River, SC
Jessica's photo is the Third Prize Winner. Jessica submitted a photo of her friend after she had her baby daughter. Jessica's friend had been told she was infertile. Her friend ended up conceiving naturally and the photo Jessica submitted was taken in the first moments after the birth. This was a proud moment not only for Jessica but for her friend!
Fourth Prize Winner – Melody Gonzales of San Jose, CA
Melody's entry is the Fourth Prize Winner. Melody submitted a photo of herself with her father in Washington D.C. during the presidential inauguration. Melody created a fund to raise money to pay for the trip. Right before the trip, her father was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and was very sick. This photo shows Melody and her father sharing not only a proud moment in American history, but spending time together.
Fifth Prize Winner – Amber Knickman of Alexandria, VA
Amber's entry is the Fifth Prize Winner. Amber submitted a photo of herself conducting "Flags In" at Arlington National Cemetery. For every Memorial Day weekend, her unit places a flag at every grave for every hero. This photo shows a proud moment for her because moments like this one is why she is proud to be in the U.S. Army.