2013 Holiday Photo Contest

Note: Photos above are previous contest winners

CHI’s 2013 Holiday Photo Contest with a new twist!!

The theme this year will be Holidays are BEST with a family!

First, for parents, send in your best PHOTO that you believe represents Holidays are BEST with a family!

Second, this year we’ve added an essay and/or picture contest open to all children adopted through CHI over the years.

Here’s how you can enter to win. There will be three categories:

  • A Photo Category
  • An Essay Category
  • A Photo Category just for the kids!!

One Prize in each category will be awarded with your choice of either a $1000 grant towards your NEXT adoption* with CHI or $100 cash.

There aren’t many guidelines for this contest so please, be creative. Use your imagination and create pictures and essays that make us want to be there with you this holiday season.

Please rename each photo with your last name. The essay can be submitted as a separate Word document or included in the body of the email. Please note which country and when your child was adopted along with his or her birth and adopted names.

Submit your entries no later than 5pm PST on December 10th, 2014 to: photos@chiadopt.org. The photos will then be posted to an online gallery and voting will begin Monday morning December 16, 2014 continuing through the end of business January 2nd, 2014.

All submissions will be used for publicity purposes including CHI’s website, prints and all other forms of promotion. A formal release form will be sent with each submission received, any professional photos will need to be received with a release from the photographer that owns the copyright.

*A grant CANNOT be applied towards an adoption currently in process. A new application would need to be received after the contest ends for the credit to apply.

Once we receive your entries we will post them on our website for VOTING – This is too tough for us to decide and we want as many votes as possible. Be sure tell your friends and family to come to our site and VOTE for your photos, your child’s picture and child’s essay. The more people you tell, the more likely you’ll get the winning amount of votes so when voting opens tweet this link, share it on Facebook, and email it! Spread the word!!

Thank you for all your help, good luck and we can’t wait to see who the lucky winners are!!


Debbie Price and all the staff at Children’s House International

**If you have any questions please ask Mike at: mike.w@chiadopt.org.