I love doing contests.

It’s so much fun to see how everyone gets into the competition, pushes their friends to participate and eagerly awaits the updates.

But our Cutest Kid Contest, which just ended last night, was the best one yet. We had 14 participants and it was back and forth the whole time. In fact, it would have been impossible for the voting at the top to have been closer.

I’m sure that everyone is eager for the results, so here are the winners:

1. Chandler Bowman — 246 votes.
2. Ava Smelcer — 245 votes.
3. Jayden Hughes — 154 votes.

Just to recap the prizes, our Grand Prize winner Chandler will receive a free 1-hour photo shoot and a portrait prize package that includes an 11 x 14 print, an 8 x 10, 2 5 x 7s, 3 4 x 6s and 16 wallets of one retouched image. One image from the shoot will be featured on the Studio P website and blog for the next year (that’s a total $240 value). Ava’s second prize is a free 1-hour photo session with Studio P and a free 8 x 10 ($120 value) and third prize for Jayden is a free 1-hour photo session with Studio P ($100 value). And because it has been such a great contest, we are going to give all the entrants (who weren’t in the Top 3) a $25 Studio P gift certificate. So everyone is a winner!

We’ll be in touch with the winners soon to schedule your sessions and we’ll get the gift certificates to everyone soon. Thanks again for making this such a great contest.

Oh, and keep an eye out. This contest was so successful we may just do another themed contest soon. Watch for it!