Here are this year's semifinalists.

Thanks for your interest in the 2017 Columbus Parent Win the Cover contest.

We’ve tallied the votes and are pleased to present our five finalists. They were the top vote-getters among our 16 semifinalists in online voting held Sept. 20 to Oct. 11. Their contest photos will appear in our December issue.

One of these five finalists will be chosen as the winner and will appear on the cover of our December issue. 

In the meantime, we’re always taking entries for our ongoing Kid Pic of the Month contest. Winners from the October 2017 through September 2018 issues automatically will be entered in the 2018 Win the Cover contest. The deadline is the first of the month for the next month’s issue. (For example, Dec. 1 is the last day to submit an entry for the January issue contest.)

For complete Kid Pic contest rules, go to ColumbusParent.com/KidPic. 

Jaide Agnew

Age at time of photo: 2

Parents: Juana Agnew and Scott Foreman

Submitted by: Her mother

The backstory from Juana: “On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, Jaide is having lots of fun with her family! She is enjoying the sunshine, bright as her smile, and very excited about ‘taking off’ for her first Disney vacation in just a few hours.”

Robert Connor IV

Age at time of photo: 2

Parents: Amanda and Robert Connor III

Submitted by: His mother

The backstory from Amanda: “A rare moment captured of Robert sitting still right before his 2nd birthday party!”

Aubree Johnson

Age at time of photo: 16 months

Parents: Josh and Amanda Johnson

Submitted by: Her mother

The backstory from Amanda: “We were walking at Shale Hollow preserve, on a beautiful October day, when Aubree decided to sit down in the leaves and take a break.” 

Mia Rose

Age at time of photo: 3

Parents: Jeffrey and Jennifer Rose

Submitted by: Her mother

The backstory from Jennifer: “Mia is happily playing at a local neighborhood playground and watching the squirrels chase each other around the trees.”

Cash Thomas

Age at time of photo: 2 months

Parents: Kellee and Robbie Thomas

Submitted by: His mother

The backstory from Kellee: “Having a conversation about how soon Christmas is which made him happy.”