12-Year-Old Wins Kids Eye View Photo Contest

Lexington Family Magazine’s first “Kids Eye View Photo Contest” drew 21 entries from young people aged 6-14.

Voting by our readers ended Sept. 17 and our winner has been named.

Twelve-year-old Elora Mukhopadhyay, a sixth grader at Jessie Clark Middle School, is the first winner of our photo contest.

She received 238 of the total 829 votes cast.

Elora will receive a $100 cash prize for the winning photo, named Sunset Kentucky. It can be viewed, along with the other entries, at the magazine’s web site (www.lexingtonfamily.com).

Although this is Lexington Family’s first photo contest for kids, this isn’t Elora’s first award for photography.

She is a veteran of the PTA’s Reflections contests, winning awards in photography, choreography and visual arts.

She also won a $1,500 scholarship from KHEAA for a drawing she entered in the Dream Out Loud contest.

The conceptual drawing depicted a child with special needs receiving help through technology.

Elora is interested in photography and also loves drawing, dancing and martial arts. She is a ballet dancer at Dancer’s Studio and has performed in “The Nutcracker” with Bluegrass Youth Ballet.

Elora also is a straight A student.

In October, the magazine is holding a Halloween Costume Photo Contest.

To enter to win a cash prize, submit photos of your children all dressed up for trick-or-treat to the web site from Oct. 20-Nov. 5. Voting is Nov. 6-20. The winner will be announced Nov. 21 on the magazine’s Facebook page.

Info: www.lexingtonfamily.com or call 223-1765.