Noelle’s Picture Perfect Contest Winners: Jan. 2023


by Noelle Kauffman, Club Director of Sales

Noelle Kauffman

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 $50 Amazon E-Gift Card!. ENTER PICTURE PERFECT CONTEST


Theme: Open

“This photo was taken at the Water Lantern Festival this past November. It was a special event not only because I was able to decorate and cast the lantern on to the lake, but it was shared experience with my family and friends.”

Sharon Khaw, LADWP

Noelle’s comment: For all those reasons this is a winner, Sharon, and because it’s beautiful.

“I took this picture of my mom, Lynette Howlett, Retired, wandering in the Big Horse corn maze in Temecula.”

James Howlett, Public Works/Sanitation

Noelle’s comment: Sounds like a maize maze! Well done, James!

“SoCal is known for sunsets. But it is hard to compete with a Los Angeles sunrise in December.”

Monti Ramorino, LADWP

Noelle’s comment: We get to work pretty early in the morning at the Club, and I wholeheartedly agree on those sunrises. And I love how you surprised me with the buildings, and then the tree in the same shape. Clever!

“I snapped this photo of my beautiful wife as we celebrated her birthday this year!

John Sousa, Airport Police

Noelle’s comment: I love the sparkler, and I’ve seen them before in photos. But the way it lit up her happy face is the difference-maker here. Excellent shot … and happy birthday to your wife!

“The picture says it all. The new bride is my wife’s niece who has been showcased in your previous Picture Perfect contests. Tears of joy everywhere. Everyone was very happy. Food and company were great. Open bar was icing on the cake!”

Dominique Daito, LAPD

Noelle’s comment: I know you have submitted before, Dominique, and with photos like this one, you honor us by submitting. Another amazing photo.

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.