More Than 2,300 Votes Cast in The Arc’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Photo Contest

April 17th, 2017

The Arc of Essex County celebrated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March with a photo contest.  Focused on celebrating the unique personalities and accomplishments of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, more than 50 individuals submitted photos.

Ten finalists were selected and voting officially opened on Monday, April 11.  After five days of voting, a victor emerged with nearly 1,000 votes –Peggy Romano from Livingston with a photo of her son Mikey enjoying his time in a ball pit.  Coming in second with nearly 650 votes was Luana Dos Santos with an adorable photo of her son Rafael on the beach.  Rounding out the top three was Paulina Sanchez with a photo of her daughter Martina playing at home.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month photos contest and be sure to stay tuned to The Arc’s social media channels for future contests.