‘Summer Memories Photo Contest’ Winners and Honorable Mentions
Scenic summer vacations, fun family poses, and high resolution cameras were all a part of Learning Liftoff’s Summer Memories Photo Contest this year. We received more than 100 entries, from fun footprints in the sand to kids looking skyward at the eclipse and everything in between! Our readers made the most of summer and captured many Instagram-worthy images!
See below for the two winning entries and keep scrolling for some impressive, funny, cute, and touching honorable mentions that we loved!
First Prize Winner of the GoPro HERO5 Black® Camera Bundle
Second Prize Winner of a
$50 Gift Card
Although six-year-old Joshua enjoyed a number of summer activities, including riding his bike, visiting the zoo, and splashing down the hill on his Slip’N Slide, it was this special day in June that he says was his “most favorite memory of all.” This photo captures the moment that Joshua’s mom and dad officially adopted him and he changed his last name to theirs. “I’ve never had a family before,” he tells us, “but now I have a mommy and daddy [who] love me very much.”
Elizabeth Street is a writer and managing editor for Learning Liftoff. For the past 20 years, she has written newsletter and website content for nonprofit and corporate organizations on such topics as the plight of children of prisoners worldwide, the lack of prenatal care for mothers in developing countries, and child mentoring programs. She has a particular interest in the importance of providing all children with a quality education regardless of their family’s financial status or background. A native of Virginia, Elizabeth is a graduate of James Madison University and loves animals, with particular fondness for her two cats, Oscar and Emmy.