November/December 2017 Breyer Photo Show Results

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By Silke Brockmoeller

Being a huge fan of the Arabian horse breed, I was very thrilled to have the opportunity to judge the Arabian Nights photo show for Breyer! Ever since I was a child, I was enchanted by the Black Stallion, but really, who wasn't? Always was and always will be my favorite "horse movie" and anyone who knows me, knows of my almost obsession with Black Arabian Horses.

For this photo show, I liked the variety of entrants, as these horses can really do it all! From being family horses, to competition in almost every discipline, to beautiful natural scenery, I found lovely presentations in all elements. I enjoyed the creativity of some of the entrants, and what helped in the placings was the realism, and more important, scale of the other items in the photo. When looking at model horse displays, the scenery, (even down the grass, trees, and rocks), needs to be "in scale" to the size of the model. Many of the photos did nice job with that!

I judged these entries based on the overall "feel" of the picture to reflect the theme, to include scale, realism, and finally - just that level of enchantment.


1st place


Jordan P., TX

Model is very well positioned in photo, background is subtle, and shows off this lovely mare.

2nd place


Edgar N., WA

Beautiful entry - lovely use of a mare and foal. Fence and greenery are in fairly good scale, too.

3rd place


Madeline G., OK

A very good effort trying to showcase the in-hand showmanship. I like the camera angle, and background too; wish the halter was a little more adjusted to the horse's head, but overall a nice entry.

4th place


Madeline K., MI

Very neat photo, the moonlight in background is a nice touch.

5th Place


Abigail G., NY

Overall nice entry - good use of the model and the doll. She could be seated a little better, but shows promise. The camera angle and blurring in background are a nice touch.

6th place


Stella H., OH

Good effort to showcase a traditional costume. Colors and background are very pretty. Might have used something a little different for the ground, but overall theme is very nice.

Honorable mention #1


Avery L., OK

This reminds me of the Black Stallion.

Honorable mention #2


Nina L., TX

Just because - great use of the theme, LOVE the background, even though the horse is unrealistic, still a wonderful photo!


1st place


Rita T., CO

Wonderful composition, beautiful background, calves and fences in scale to horse; tack and doll complement the horse, and the scene is very well set up. Lovely!

2nd place


Kayla L., ME

Gorgeous photo, beautiful horse, subtle background shows off this stallion beautifully.

3rd place


Katie E., TX

Great use of two less common Arab Models, nice tack and dolls add to scene, scenery is realistic and to scale with models.

4th place


Ashley S., WI

Very pretty set up with mare and newborn foal. So lovely, these are beautiful horses!

5th place


Willow C., WA

Nice presentation of a western entry. Good background does not overwhelm the horse.

6th place


Allison P., NJ

The water really enhances this photo; the halter on the horse is nice, too. Wish the doll were turned a little more, would like see more of her from the front!

Honorable mention


Elizabeth R., IL

These two look like they are just simply enjoying themselves! Wish the background was a little straighter, but a very fun, sharp and colorful photo.

*Official Rules:

  1. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of the winner. Many will enter, but only one (1) will win in each age category.
  2. Contest is open to all legal U.S. residents of any age. Parental consent is required for entrants under age 18, if selected as a potential winner. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
  3. All entries must be original and entirely created by the entrant, and must not violate any applicable local, national, and/or international laws or regulations.
  4. Contest begins at 2:00pm EDT on 10/17/17 and ends at 11:59pm EST on 11/15/2017. All entries must be received via email at [email protected] by 11:59pm EST, 11/15/17. No other method of entry will be accepted.
  5. To enter, email (or have your parent or legal guardian email, if age 17 or under) no more than one (1) digital photograph of your original Arabian Nights Breyer model photo scene to [email protected] All entries must be in digital form, JPEG format in 72 dpi (PFD, PSD, BMP, etc. will be rejected), no larger than 1MB in size. Image size no larger than 1500 dpi x 1500 dpi. Image must be attached to the email and not sent embedded/inline. Image must be named as follows: [YOUR LAST NAME].NovDec.Photo.Show.jpg. Only emailed entries will be eligible.
  6. Only Breyer model horses should be used to create photo scene. If you chose to use a figure, it must be a Breyer figure; other props and accessories are acceptable.
  7. Your entry must include the subject line "Arabian Nights," along with your digital photograph, name, age, mailing address, telephone number, and email address as well as a statement of parental consent if aged 17 or under. Entry and/or statement of parental consent must be submitted in English. Any entries missing the above requirements will be immediately disqualified.
  8. Limit one (1) entry per person and email address.
  9. Contact and shipping information collected will be used for the purposes of this contest only and will not be used for email marketing or other purposes.
  10. Entries will be judged by Silke Brockmoeller. Each entry will be judged on equal parts creativity, composition, accuracy and adherence to the theme: Arabian Nights. Six (6) entries will be chosen and pinned in each age group for places first through sixth; the first place entry will become the potential winner, as determined by the judge in their sole discretion. The decisions of the judge will be final and binding in all respects.
  11. We will contact the potential winner by email on or about 12/5/2017. The selected potential winner must confirm receipt of email and verify valid contact and shipping information to Sponsor by email (email address will be provided to potential winner in notification email) within five (5) business days or he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected.
  12. The first name, city and state of the prize winner and pinned entries from each age group will be listed on the website ( on or about 12/15/2017.
  13. Prize will be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian if the winner is a minor.
  14. Prize: one (1) Rhapsody in Black (#1752; ERV $44.99) will be awarded to one (1) winner in each age category (17 and under, 18 and older). Winner is responsible for all taxes on Prize.
  15. Noncompliance or return of prize notification as undeliverable, whether by email or telephone, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternative potential winner.
  16. Sponsor may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.
  17. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  18. Prizes will ship on or about 12/18/2017.
  19. Sponsor employees, retailers, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
  20. All entries become the sole property of Breyer Animal Creations a division of Reeves International, Inc. ("Sponsor") and may be used or reproduced in any manner and for any purpose by Sponsor without additional consent or compensation, including without limitation for commercial purposes, and will not be acknowledged or returned.
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  26. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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