VOTE Now through May 31, 2013 for the Finalists in NPN’s Flickr Contest

Natural Parents Network's Flickr Contest: FINALISTS for What Does Natural Parenting Really Look Like?

What Does Natural Parenting Really Look Like? Vote Now and Decide!

We created a place on Flickr for natural parents to share their favorite photos, and the amount of talent and beauty captured by your cameras and shared with our community has been amazing! Over 160 people have joined NPN’s Flickr group, contributing over 1100 photographs of everything from birth to big kids freeranging in the wilderness. We know it was hard to choose favorites, but choose you did. 27 pictures were chosen by a panel of judges (a group your devoted Natural Parents Network cofounders and editors) based on votes and adherence to our theme.

While there were hundreds of gorgeous photos to peruse, below are the pictures that truly exemplify our theme — “what natural parenting really looks like.” We have grouped the finalists into categories that show what natural parenting is all about. For complete contest rules and a look at the fabulous prize packages up for grabs, please see the original contest post and the sponsors post.

Whether you have yet to join the Flickr party, or you’re an active member of the group who’s long been rooting for one of the stunners below, here’s your last chance to propel your favorite photo to victory.

How to Vote:

  1. Check out the 27 finalists below and select your FIVE top choices. Each photo has a number, a caption, and the photographer’s name.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of this post and vote by checking the boxes next to your favorite five. Each checkbox is numbered and named to correspond to the order of the photos. If for some reason the form below does not load, or if you’d like it to load in a different window, you can view the voting form in a different tab by clicking here.
  3. We are using the honor entry and asking that you only vote one time during this round. Thank you!


Please limit yourself to ONE entry only.

Click on photos to view them larger!

Fertility, Pregnancy, and Birth:

Laboring in the Water, by Fine and Fair

1. Laboring in the Water by Fine and Fair

Almost Time, by m2themommy

2. Almost Time, by m2themommy

Shiloh weighed by midwife, by denahuff

3. Shiloh weighed by midwife, by denahuff

Fionn's birth, by Vintage Doula

4. Fionn’s birth, by Vintage Doula

Green Living & Love of Nature:

There's a Bug on My Head!, by Shawna

5. There’s a Bug on My Head!, by Shawna

Flower Beau, by Amy Patterson

6. Flower Beau, by Amy Patterson

Visit to Local Orchard, by Amy Serotkin

7. Visit to Local Orchard, by Amy Serotkin

Feeding Our Families With Love:

Helping Herself, by palmtreemama

8. Helping Herself, by palmtreemama

How We Sleep, by MelissaFaith

9. How We Sleep, by MelissaFaith

Tandem, by Ashadore

10. Tandem, by Ashadore

My Big Girl, by Paxye

11. My Big Girl, by Paxye

Playful Parenting:

Playfulness is the New Black, by Angeliina Lawson

12. Playfulness is the New Black, by Angeliina Lawson

This is How We Roll, by S. in the Midwest

13. This is How We Roll, by S. in the Midwest

Family Life

Great Grandma, Grandma, Mommy and Me!, by vraefrench

14. Great Grandma, Grandma, Mommy and Me!, by vraefrench

His Point of View, by Judi Dai

15. His Point of View, by Judi Dai

Babywearing:

Wrapped in Rainbow, by mamajaga

16. Wrapped in Rainbow, by mamajaga

Babywearing Girasol Wrap, by Meghan Howard

17. Babywearing Girasol, by Meghan Howard

Hey Mama, We're So Close!, by That Mama Gretchen

18. Hey Mama, We’re So Close!, by That Mama Gretchen

Natural Learning:

Homemade Paint, by pwenzel

19. Homemade Paint, by pwenzel

Outdoor Play Scape, by Kimberley @ The Single Crunch

20. Outdoor Play Scape, by Kimberley @ The Single Crunch

Her Very First Painting, by Jennifer Lang

21. Her Very First Painting, by Jennifer Lang

Striving for Balance:

Oooommmm, by TeamHendrix

22. Oooommmm, by TeamHendrix

Siblings:

Siblings Without, by Luschka Van Onselen

23. Siblings Without Rivalry, by Luschka Van Onselen

Sharing Mama's Love, by MarnieandAndrew

24. Sharing Mama’s Love by MarnieandAndrew

 

Cosleeping & Respectful Nighttime Parenting:

Taking a Snooze on the Family Bed, by Cynthia Gilbert

25. Taking a Snooze on the Family Bed, by Cynthia Gilbert

Sleep, by TattooedMeegs

26. Sleep, by TattooedMeegs

 

Potty Time & Elimination Communication:

Little Potty, by Anjanette Barr

27. Little Potty, by Anjanette Barr

Winners of the over $1100 in awesome prizes will be announced in June. Thanks for participating, and keep adding to the Flickr pool! You never know when one of your photos might be highlighted in a Wordless Wednesday post!

3 Responses to VOTE Now through May 31, 2013 for the Finalists in NPN’s Flickr Contest

  1. Fiona (palmtreemama)

    Wow!! So many absolutely beautiful photos!! So excited to see my girl in there munching on her broccoli ;) Hard to choose just 5 favourites. Love them all!

  2. vicki

    Love all the pics, but had to choose 5. love this website. So real.

  3. Anjanette  

    Excited to be in the running!! Thanks for the opportunity! I blogged about our EC adventures and this contest here: http://www.raisingthebarrs.com/2013/05/how-we-do-things-elimination-communication-potty-training/

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