Noelle’s Picture Perfect Contest Winners: Feb. 2024

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: Storytelling

“I love that my grandson Axel is reading and he just turned one. Looks like he is going to be a genius!”

Renee Ramirez, LAFD

Noelle’s comment: I’ll back you on that prediction, Renee! Thanks for submitting.

“I came to LA from Germany as a student for flying lessons. Here I became best friends with Jack Harloe, a decorated World War II Army pilot who took me – no pun intended – under his (biplane) wings until I earned mine. Man, I even had hair back then!”

Yves Didier, Airport Police

Noelle’s comment: That’s the kind of story I like, Yves, especially with the photo to illustrate it. It tells a story!

“Taken just before a reading at a delightful book signing with LA author Kim Gruenenfelder. The event was hosted at a remarkably preserved Northeast mid-century home that was once on the cover of Better Homes & Gardens in 1954.”

Shaudi Pishvaie, LAPD

Noelle’s comment: I wonder if the mood of the book was the darkening of sunshine. Very moody and cool. Thanks for submitting, Shaudi!

“This is all about storytelling. Our great granddaughter learns about ‘Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker’s Man” from her great Gramma along with the motions that go with it. From our kids to grandkids to great-grandkids, they all learned the story.”

John Nance, Retired, LADWP

Noelle’s comment: I think every child learns this song, and your granddaughter could only be repeating that song here, judging from her precious face and arms. No other story is possible!

“Marching On: This is the Pleasant Valley School District Band with the Las Colinas Middle School Dance Club behind. This photo was taken at the Camarillo Christmas Parade.”

Alex Andrews, Building and Safety

Noelle’s comment: Celebrating Christmas is always a good story. (A question: But why black and white? Just curious!)

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.