John’s Picture Perfect Contest: October 2022

John Hawkins

by John Hawkins, Association CEO

How to enter:

Do you love to take pictures? Submit your photos to the Picture Perfect contest. Once a month, the best pics are selected for publication. If your photo is published, you’ll receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!. ENTER PICTURE PERFECT CONTEST

See Contest Rules below the pictures.



“My adorable identical twin granddaughters, Devyn and Dakota. I know their names, but I still can’t tell them apart, and they will be three next month!”

– Lisa Williams, Retired, Airports

John’s comment: I can’t tell them apart, either, Lisa! I love this photo – the tone is very warm, their expressions are gentle, and you came in close, to really emphasize their features. Awesome!

“I shot this picture of my family having fun at the park.”

– Sharon Khaw, LADWP

John’s comment: And that really comes through, Sharon – a beautiful shot of a family having fun, together. Clear, well-composed … a winner!

“Mother and daughter Sophia by the deck gun at the San Francisco Maritime National Park, Pier 45, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf.”

– Mike Aubin, LADWP

John’s comment: I like how this photo manages the viewer’s eye – of course you at first see the deck gun, but at the end there’s a family, a complete juxtaposition of content. It makes for a dynamic composition and energy. Thanks!

“While it wasn’t my own ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ it was still quite a spectacle to watch this newlywed couple celebrating their future life together in a rural village square, surrounded by friends and family.”

– Yves Didier, Airport Police

John’s comment: Your photo looks like it came right out of that movie, Yves! And nothing could be more infused with family than a big family wedding – they’re all different, yet all passionate for the new couple. This is the good stuff, for sure. Thanks for submitting!


Picture Perfect Contest Rules

  • Please submit the full, original digital file (up to 3 megs file size).
  • The contest is open to all Club members in good standing. Non-members are welcome to submit, but only Club members are eligible to win the monthly prize.
  • Photos can be of any subject matter: vacation, portraits, families, landscapes, still lifes, pets, etc. Subject matter must be appropriate for Alive!
  • If your photograph does not win, you are welcome to re-submit.
  • Winners are chosen by Club staff. All decisions will be final.
  • You must certify (if asked) that you indeed took the picture. No ringers!
  • The contest is all in good fun: The Club cannot be responsible for delays in delivering Alive!, or for delays in the transmission of responses.