Creative Photo Contest Showcases 12 Proud Lifetime Moments

Church Hill Classics
Contact: Katie Gargano
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468

Vote for your Favorite Finalist in the Frame Your Proudest Moment Contest

Monroe, CT – July 23, 2013 – Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer in the college diploma frame industry, announces the twelve Finalists in its nationwide Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013. CHC hosted this fun and creative photo contest to reach different age brackets in the spirit of proud lifetime moments.

To enter this contest, entrants had to submit a photo that shows their proudest moment and write a small description about why the photo made them proud. CHC received over 700 entries in the contest which ran from May 29 to July 15, 2013. The entries that were received had many different themes. Some of entries related to a wedding, child birth, graduation, the military, family, sports achievements, charity, overcoming obstacles and accomplishing goals and dreams. CHC expert judges narrowed down the entries to 12 based on the contest's criteria of showcasing the emotion behind a proud moment.

Each of the 12 Finalists will receive a custom frame and is competing to win cash. CHC is awarding a total of $500 to 5 winners. The Grand Prize Winner wins $250, the Second Prize Winner wins $100, the Third Prize Winner wins $75, the Fourth Prize Winner wins $50, and the Fifth Prize Winner wins $25. The 5 Winners are determined by a public voting starting today, July 23rd and ending on August 6th, 2013.

The 12 Finalists entries are posted on the company's website. Visit: to view the entries and vote for your favorite entry.

12 Finalists 

Peg Brochu from Mason, OH submitted an image of her daughter on Commissioning Day in 2007 at the U.S. Naval Academy. This was a proud moment for Peg. She witnessed her daughter take the oath to serve and defend the constitution and to continue to serve others in her next career phase as she begins medical school.

Peg Brochu - Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013 Finalist

Johanna Galvis from Brooklyn, NY submitted a photo of herself with her father. They shaved their heads because Johanna found out her father would lose his hair due to the chemotherapy treatment he was going to start. She is proud to relate to her father in that moment!

Johanna Galvis - Finalists in Frame My Proudest Moment Contest

Melody Gonzales from San Jose, CA submitted a picture of herself and her father taken in Washington D.C. She raised money to take her father to the presidential inauguration. Even though his doctors diagnosed him with Crohn's disease, Melody was proud that he felt well enough to experience an historic moment in American history.

Melody Gonzales - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Becky Huting from St. Paul, MN submitted an unusual wedding photo. In the photo, Becky is carrying her husband on her back. Typically, the husband carries the wife but not this couple. The wife is carrying her husband on her back showing the strength, joy, and happiness they have for each other. 

Becky Huting - Finalist in Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Amber Knickman from Alexandria, VA submitted a photo of herself performing "Flags In" at Arlington National Cemetery. This honored tradition occurs every year during Memorial Day weekend. The flags are placed at all graves for heroes who lost their lives. This was her proud moment because she is humbled and honored to be in the United States Army. 

Amber Knickman - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Deborah Milano-Satonick from West Haven, CT submitted a graduation photo of her family at her son's high school graduation. This was a proud moment because almost 40 years ago she was a senior at the same high school, but she couldn't walk on graduation day due to her being ill her senior year. This day, her son was graduating for "both" of them.

Deborah Milano-Satonick - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Diana Munoz from Canoga Park, CA submitted a photo of herself playing basketball. Her last day of chemotherapy was the first day of try outs for the high school varsity basketball squad. She played the last 3 years and wasn't going to miss out playing her senior year. She is proud of the obstacles she overcame especially when she felt insecure because people asked why she didn't have hair.

Diana Munoz - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Jessica Paradise from Little River, SC submitted a photo of her best friend after the first moments of meeting her daughter. Her friend was told that she infertile and even though she tried in-vitro fertilization, the procedure failed. She ended up conceiving naturally. The photo Jessica submitted shows the pure joy and happiness from the long journey that her friend and her husband endured.

Jessica Paradise - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Morgan Perry from Carmel, IN submitted a photo she took when she went on a missionary trip to Kingston, Jamaica. In this photo, Morgan is using sign language to communicate with a hearing-impaired woman at an elderly home. The women told Morgan that she hasn't been able to communicate with anyone in years because no one knew sign language. This proud moment showed Morgan how a small contribution can make a huge impact.

Morgan Perry - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Hayden Royster from Vista, CA submitted a photo of the week he spent with children of homeless parents. He played, laughed, and brought happiness to these children, and their interactions were a proud moment for him. 

Hayden Royster - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013
Victoria Shaw from Carmel, IN submitted a photo of her best friend and her singing the finale to their musical. Victoria wrote, composed, directed, produced, and fundraised to reach the dream of becoming a director, composer, and author. Her proudest moment was realized when her dream came true!

Victoria Shaw - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

Karolina Sowulewska from Manchester, VT submitted a photo of her mother and her completing a 10-mile obstacle course race. Karolina's proudest moment was training with her and crossing the finish line with her biggest supporter and fan, her mother. 

Karolina Sowulewska - Finalist in the Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2013

About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics, known online as, manufactures custom diploma frames, certificate frames, varsity letter frames and photo frames as well as a line of desk accessories for thousands of colleges and universities, high schools, the military, professional associations, and corporate clients. Products and framing online are offered through its e-commerce site at™ or through its partner affiliates. Church Hill Classics is a certified woman-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. In 2012, the company was named to Inc. 5000 Magazine's Fast-Growth Business list for the seventh time. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at