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Patch's 'Little Fan' Contest Wants Your Photos!

Win a weekend for four at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky

Is your little one a Little Fan with big team spirit?

You know: The daughter who loves to get decked out in the colors of her favorite sports team. Or the son who's the rowdiest spectator at the high school game. 

We're inviting you to share your children's (ages 12 and under) best display of team spirit on Patch!

Show off your kids in their baddest team logo clothes or their most colorful game day face paint. Is your child's bedroom decorated entirely in team colors? Or maybe you have a great game photo of your kids cheering on the home team.

The team, sport or professional/amateur status doesn't matter: It could be a team you watch on television, the or . All we want to see is your child's love for sports expressed in a fun, cute or spectacular way.

There's prizes, too! A panel of judges for each Patch site will choose one photo from each site as the Little Fan who shows the most team spirit. Each of these local winners will receive a $50 gift certificate from a local business, and in this case it's .

All Patch Little Fan local winners then will compete for the grand prize: a weekend getaway for four at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky!

To enter: Upload your photos at NorthCanton.patch.com

This is important: After you upload, a window will pop up that gives you three options: do not click "Done Uploading." Instead, click "Edit Your Photos" and add your caption with the following information:

  • the name, age and hometown of your Little Fan;
  • what's in the photo;
  • who took the photo;
  • where and when the photo was taken. 

If you click "Done Uploading" you will not be able to edit your caption later.

To begin, click the green button that says "Submit Your Photos."

Your submitted photo will be posted online alongside others submitted by Patch readers.

Your submitted photo will be posted online alongside others submitted by Patch readers.

You can upload your photos from now until midnight on Friday, Nov. 11. Local winners will be announced on each Patch site on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The grand prize winner will be announced on each Patch site on Friday, Nov. 18.

You must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase is required to enter or win. See the official contest rules for more details.

Morgan Day (Editor) November 01, 2011 at 02:32 PM
Thanks for the photo submission, Thomas! One thing before we can count the photo in our contest ... Could you edit the cutline so that it includes the following info?: the name, age and hometown of your Little Fan. Also, describe what's in the photo, who took the photo, where the photo was taken and when. If you have problems, shoot me an email at Morgan.Day@patch.com.
Thomas W Wolf November 02, 2011 at 02:05 PM
That is my son Tommy. He is 2 years old. We live in Plain Township. The photo was taken by me in our home on game day. He is a big New England Patriots fan. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to edit the cutline for the photo.
Morgan Day (Editor) November 02, 2011 at 02:41 PM
We've made the directions a little more clear. I hope this helps everyone else who plans to submit photos. And Thomas, I'll take care of the cutline for you. Thanks again for the submission!
Christina Weyrick-Cooper November 04, 2011 at 11:19 AM
Morgan-my cutlines aren't showing up. Not sure what I did wrong. :(
Morgan Day (Editor) November 04, 2011 at 12:21 PM
No problem, Christina. Sometimes things get a bit screwy with the system. If you want to comment with your cutlines or send them in an email, go for it. I'll add them.
Christina Weyrick-Cooper November 04, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Gabriel (North Canton) at 1 year meets Brutus at a Columbus tailgate with his daddy. Gabriel (North Canton, 1 year) at his first OSU game, standing outside the horseshoe. Gabriel (North Canton, 4 years) wearing his consistent college football Saturday uniform!
Morgan Day (Editor) November 04, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Got it! :)
Bj Boyajian-Bowling November 04, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Jake is only 3! Typo on my part!!!!! & He is North Canton Boy!!!
Morgan Day (Editor) November 04, 2011 at 01:52 PM
It's taken care of, Bj. Thanks for the submission. It's nice to see one of our previous Whiz Kids in the mix! For those who don't know Jake: http://patch.com/A-hKFR

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