Meet our 2018 contest winner.

WHO: Lily Kinnamon, age 7

WHERE: Oakland Nursery, Columbus

WHEN: Nov. 9, 2018

THE BACKSTORY: Lily is the winner of our 2018 Columbus Parent Win the Cover contest. She was the top vote-getter among a group of 15 semifinalists, which included the past year’s Kid Pic of the Month selections and four staff choices. Lily was chosen as our February 2018 Kid Pic of the Month.

Now a second-grader, Lily’s favorite subject is math. When she’s not in school, some of her favorite activities include watching “Gravity Falls” and YouTube videos, Minecraft, drawing, singing and playing with Squishies. For her photo shoot, she and her mom, Heidi, chose a black-and-white dress with red accents, which Lily opted to accessorize with a red cat-ear headband.

We photographed Lily at Oakland Nursery’s Columbus store, where her mother took the winning Kid Pic photo. Thanks to Oakland for helping us set the perfect holiday scene.

Win the Cover Finalists

These five finalists were the top vote-getters in this year’s contest:

Aurora Baugess

Hezakye Boyd

Maizy Fulcher

Lily Kinnamon

Noelle Park