Noelle’s Picture Perfect Contest Winners: May 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: Faces

“My 12-year-old Pomeranian Libby loves to ride with me in the car. Recently I took her on a four-hour trip. She was so happy riding in the car with the sunshine on her little face. She kept me company, and she absolutely brightens my world.”

Tina Liburdi, Healthcare Services, State of California

Noelle’s comment: What a precious and funny photo face, Tina! She brightened your world … thanks for brightening mine, too!

“My son trying to get first dibs on Grandma’s traditional home cooking right after the New Year countdown.”

Dominique Daito, LAPD

Noelle’s comment: I love that the focus of the three women is on the food … but the young man’s focus is on Grandma, who can serve him what he wants! Your exquisite composition makes their intents clear and funny. Well done as always, Dominique!

“Taken during my trip to Turkey. We passed by a small village. There was a group of happy villagers. We could not communicate, but a picture said a thousand words.”

Elizabeth Lee, Retired, Finance

Noelle’s comment: Right you are, Elizabeth. Their faces tell a thousand stories that language could not. Thanks for submitting this compelling and very human photo.

“Every day we see faces … how cute is this face? Such an adorable face! Love, love, love it!!”

Renee Ramirez, LAFD

Noelle’s comment: I love, love, love it, too, Renee! These are fresh moments that simply cannot be duplicated. Thanks for submitting!

“My wife took my dad to one of his many doctor appointments. He wanted a snack and got a piece of cake at the cafeteria. He pretended to take a big bite of it.”

John Otoshi, Retired, LADWP

Noelle’s comment: I want to go the hospital if it has a big slice of cake like that! Your dad is absolutely adorable, and this photo captures the humor of the moment (cake in the hospital) very well. We’ve all been there! (Best wishes to your dad.)

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.