Photo Contest Winners – “Me Then and Now”

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Creativity & Innovation, Employee Engagement & Team Building, Fun, Humor, laughter

Contest entrants were asked to scan an image of themselves as a child and then “recreate” it as an adult.

 1st Prize goes to Alvin Epp – Speaker, coach and author “Through the Eyes of Guilt” 

10369016_10202954212509419_5895065339588684497_oAlvin now black and white

My mom gave me this photo just months before she passed away last year. I was 6 years old and it was in 1965 near Yarrow, BC on our farm. I was always in rubber boots in the summer.   A few days ago, my wife and I drove past the old farm house.  Everything was still the same!  So we recreated the photo.  It was an odd feeling stopping and looking at the place I grew up.  It’s been 50 years – from 6 to 56. My how time flies. There are so many great stories and adventures that the 6 year old would never have dreamed would happen.

 2nd Prize goes to Anastasia Modestova  – Videographer at

Anastasia - as adult


I was 4 years old in this picture. I used to be a VERY serious girl. Friends of my parents tried their best to make me smile. Baby talk etc… Hahaha. They never succeeded… I was listening transfixed, silently, looking directly at their eyes. I can imagine their disappointment… 🙂 Now I am totally different. It took me 10 minutes to make a photo with such a serious face. 




 3rd Prize goes to Marsha Therese Danzig, Healer, Author, Yogi


At 14 years old, I was going through chemo and as a result of my illness I became an amputee. In this photo at 51, I am a Cape Cod Kitten Dancer! Due to my experiences as a child I devoted my life to yoga and helping others like me. I have since founded three international yoga programs: Yoga for Amputees, Pediatric Yoga and Color Me Yoga for Children. Joy has been a powerful catalyst for change and healing:




 Honourable Mentions go to:

Vesanto Melina 

Vesanto-Me Now and Then






Raymond Maaske 

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Carla Rieger – Speaker Coach and Change Leadership Expert


Carol Ann Fried – Teambuilding and Fun at Work Expert

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