May/June 2017 Breyer Photo Show Contest - Results

Down the Stretch

By D'Arry Jone Frank

I had a lot of fun judging this photo show - the theme of the racing world opened up a bunch of possibilities, and I'm impressed with everyone's imagination! And kudos to everyone that went "artsy": non-traditional set-ups, some with closely cropped photos, and a few black and white ones, as well. I was quite impressed! There were some near misses, mostly tack that was not fitting correctly, or bits that fell away. Also helpful to keep all background issues in proportion to the model; nothing screams artificial like big blades of grass around a model's legs, or the siding of your house showing off to the side. All in all, I say, "Well done, everyone!"

18 and Over:


1st place

Kayla L., ME


This is a lovely photo, everything is in proportion to each other, and the background has a pleasant outdoorsy track feel to it. It is totally believable; very well done.


2nd Place



Dayna S., OH

I like the story with this photo, the outrider catching the runaway! Well laid out, and super use of the Breyer doll.


3rd Place



Sarah T., TN

Another nice outrider shot, this photo was marked down because the bit on the racehorse is askew; but otherwise a very nice photo.


4th Place


Edie R., CA

I liked the feeling of this photo of two thoroughbreds at play, although the grass and background shrubbery are out of proportion to the horses.


5th Place


Daphne H., UT

This is an interesting photo, very artsy! It could have placed higher if the bridle was correct, more in scale, and fit the horse better.


6th Place



Clarice B., IN

This is kind of a cool photo, with its graininess; it reminds me of a newspaper photo. The layout is nice, but the hedge wall is much too close for horses that are racing.


Under 18:

1st place


Hannah T., ND

I like this photo a lot! There is nice detail added to complete the scenario, dirt flying, and wee plants. I like the blurry horses in the background, making it seem like an authentic race track photo.


2nd Place


Natalie B., PA

This is another really nice entry, it has a nice "feel" to it. I really believe that this horse is getting ready for the race! I like the added touch of the tongue out as well, and the barn in the background fits in nicely.


3rd Place


Madeline B., MO

Another good example of a racing, but not yet on the track, photo. Good imagination! Nicely set up, and fine use of the Breyer dolls.


4th Place


Abigail M., WI

This is a terrific photo, very artsy! I love the horse looking at his fellow mates having a run; a very well laid out shot.


5th Place


Adele C., WA

This is clever, and things don't always go according to plan...I like the reins and the stirrups flying. I do not like the big knot in the girth.

6th Place


Rachel J., MI

An interesting photo - I like the black and white tones, and how closely cropped it is. Feels like an old time racing photo.



One (1) American Pharoah (#1757; ERV $54.99) will be awarded to one (1) first place winner in each age category:

  • 17 years old and under
  • 18 years old and up

 By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by the following contest rules.

*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 EST on 4/17/17 and ends 5/15/2017 at 11:59pm EST. All entries must be received via email at [email protected] by 11:59pm EST, 5/15/17. 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 Down the Stretch 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].MayJun.Photo.Show.jpg. Only emailed entries will be eligible.
  6. Only Breyer model horses can be used to create photo scene and any figures used must be Breyer figures; other props and accessories are acceptable.
  7. Your entry must include the subject line "Down the Stretch," 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.
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