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Photo Contest: Back To School!

Share your favorite first day of school photo with Patch -- you could win a prize!

Patch loves the first day of school, and we want to share in your memories with our latest contest.

To enter, upload your favorite first day of school photo to this article. It can be from this year, or 30 years ago! Tell us in the caption what makes it special to you -- Patch editors will weigh that when choosing the finalists.

You may only enter one photo.

We will accept photo entries from 5 a.m. on Sept. 10 through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. Patch editors will then choose the finalist photos.

Voting in the comments section of the article will begin at 5 a.m., Sept. 17, and end at 6 p.m., Sept. 20. The photo with the most comments will win a prize -- a $50 gift card plus a Patch Back to School prize pack complete with a notebook, pens, folders and a hat and T-shirt.

Some more important information:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, upload a photo to this article.
  • All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sept. 14, 2012 Eastern Time.
  • You may enter one photo.
  • Patch editors will choose 10 photos, which will advance to the voting round. Patch readers can vote for their favorite photos by posting in the comments on the article.
  • Prize for the winning photo is a $50 gift card and a Patch Back to School prize package.
  • for complete official rules.

This is a regional contest that accepts entries from Bethel, Bethwood, Brookfield, Danbury, Hamden, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, Newtown, Orange, Oxford, Ridgefield, Shelton, Southbury, Stratford, Trumbull, Woodbury-Middlebury.

K.C. Salon & Company/ Kelly Connors September 11, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Go Ashlynn!! You look great on your first day of school!! have a great year!
brenda lebinski September 11, 2012 at 01:21 PM
June Palatiello's picture of Bella is absolutely adorable, purple and purple!!!! Love it
Olivia Morin September 11, 2012 at 01:25 PM
so cute ashlynn :) enjoy kindergarten :)
Martha Torres September 11, 2012 at 02:27 PM
June's picture of Isabella is soooo cute!!! Happy 1st day of preschool.
Juni De Marcos September 11, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Go team Bella!!! Look at that smile! :)
Stephanie September 11, 2012 at 02:30 PM
June's picture! Bella looks Sooo cute! Go Bella!
Rayna Naclerio September 11, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Awe - Ava and Ashlynn are too cute!!! Good luck girls
Linda Austin September 11, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Ava and Ashlynn are adorable - go girls!
Kathie September 11, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Way to go Ashlynn !! I know you will have fun in kindergarten and will keep your teacher on their toes. Maybe even take over the class!!! And enjoy learning Spanish.... cooool beans. Misc Too and Friendly Kitty think you are way too cool.... Have fun !!!! Love, Kathie
Michael Austin September 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM
let's go Ava gotta love Kindergarten
Sheila Steiz Kelemen September 12, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I love June's picture of Bella! Absolutely adorable!!
Vanessa Brittain September 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Go Ava! You look great! Have a great 1st day in Kindergarten:) Love you
~ChloeAnne~ September 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM
She is so cute!

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