Noelle’s Picture Perfect Contest: Best of 2023

Noelle Kauffman

Alive! presents some of our favorite winners from ‘Noelle’s Picture Perfect’ contest from last year.

Photos compiled by Noelle Kauffman, Club Director of Sales

A ‘Picture’ of 2023

During 2023, Club Member photographers and their photographic eyes found beauty in our world.

We printed our favorite photos from contest’s entire span. Readers liked it so much that we decided to run an annual recap.

In 2023, Club Members submitted a large number of entries and dozens of winners. Here are some of them with their commentary.

Keep submitting your great photos, and keep looking with a grand sense of wonder to capture that Picture Perfect! 

“Not really sure who’s playing who here, but it seems these outdoor lovers are enjoying themselves and each other’s company.” 

– Yves Didier, Airport Police

“Second day during the Dodgers’ opening week. I was capturing the beautiful sunset from my seat.”

– Leticia Zepeda, Retired, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment

“Roxy and I on our daily walk near a local elementary school in Rossmoor. She is patiently waiting to use the crosswalk to get to the other side.”

– Teresa Henkhaus, Retired, Harbor


“Cold sunrise morning at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park.”

– Alex Andrews, Building and Safety

“It’s not Hawaii, but looks just like it: After all the recent rains and thunderstorms, some hard-core locals obviously just could not wait to hit SoCal’s beaches again. And with the water at a balmy 55 degrees, who could blame ’em.”

– Yves Didier, Airport Police

“A view from the shore of St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park on a beautiful summer day in June.”

– Carlos Aranda, LADWP

“This is a drone photo of the Ventura Pier. The title is (Forever). I appreciate your contest. It is a lot of fun.”

– Alex Andrews, Building and Safety

“This was truly a very special and unforgettable gathering: After 30 hours of exhausting travel to Greece, the place my girlfriend and I had originally booked was still not ready for us. However, neighbors immediately invited us to stay with them overnight and welcomed us – as this old shot clearly shows – with open arms. Since then, the girlfriend long ago has exited the picture, but whenever I’m looking at this image, it instantly transports me almost 40 years back in time to a very cherished and memorable moment.”

 Yves Didier, Airport Police


  • 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.

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