2017 Win the Cover contest

WHO: Jaide Agnew, age 3

WHERE: Dispatch Media Group photo studio in Downtown Columbus

WHEN: Nov. 10, 2017

THE BACKSTORY: Jaide is the winner of our 2017 Columbus Parent Win the Cover contest. She was the readers' top choice in online voting among a group of 16 semifinalists, which included 12 Kid Pic of the Month winners and four staff choices. Jaide was our July 2017 Kid Pic of the Month selection.

Jaide arrived for her photo shoot in a fancy black-and-gold dress with her mom, Juana Agnew. To achieve the sparkling background, Editor Julanne Hohbach stood on a stepladder and tossed confetti behind our model. We got Juana in on the action, too. Jaide's favorite part was when we gave her handfuls of confetti to toss.

When Jaide isn't smiling for the camera, she likes playing with her dog, Chloe, watching Peppa Pig and Disney princesses (her favorite: Tiana). “Playing is fun,” she said matter-of-factly.

Win the Cover Finalists

These five finalists were the top vote-getters in this year's contest.

Our Win the Cover winner, Jaide Agnew, then age 2

Win the Cover finalist Robert Connor IV, 2

Win the Cover finalist Aubree Johnson, 16 months

Win the Cover finalist Mia Rose, 3

Win the Cover finalist Cash Thomas, 2 months