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Sweet 16

How did the Sweet-16 Contest Begin?

The Sweet-16 Beauty Contest started as part of the "Birthday Celebration of the Paul March Studio" 50 years ago. The response was so great, we decided to repeat the program the following summer with a new name, "The Sweet-16 Contest". The number of entrants doubled and redoubled reaching a peak of 145 girls. These are the winners so far...

2016Autumn Banks 1989Kylee Price
2015Peyton Short 1988Beth Weisenburger
2014Alyson Prigge 1987Penny Sanders
2013Autumn Garcia 1986Lynn Viars
2012Paige Mathewson 1985Jill Elberson & Natalie Rath (tie)
2011Jessica Roberts 1984Sue Keber
2010Megan Groves 1983Amanda Delarber
2009Aleni Torres 1982Caroline Miller
2008Alexandra Lipp 1981Sara Delarber
2007Chelsea Castillo 1980Rhonda McCauge
2006Marissa McDonald 1979Anna Herrera
2005Tia Hornish 1978Tammy Miller
2004Danielle Dangler 1977Cheri Hastedt
2003Sadie Strausbaugh 1976Sue Reike
2002Stacy Young 1975Sue Brenner
2001Megan Thompson 1974Gail Moore
2000Jenna Gable 1973Mary A Beneck
1999Emily Daoust 1972Kim Cline
1998Jennifer Lassiter 1971Debbie Sloop
1997Kate Pohlmann 1970Kathy Craven
1996Brittany Mealer 1969Virginia Reike
1995Kelly Bechtol 1968Kathy Stoller
1994Nicole Helmke 1967Maureen Moser
1993Sara McGowan 1966Sharon Hoffman
1992Nicole McKeen 1965Susan Schilperoot
1991Amy Burkhart 1964Linda Bair
1990Cathy Bradford 1963Jackie Lingardt
1989Kylee Price 1962Jackie Wadron

How do I enter?

Just call Rod Brown Photography at 419-782-6131 or 1-800-782-6131 and make an appointment for your sitting. We will be taking appointments from June 1st thru June 30th and you must be 16 years of age at the time of your sitting. Click here for full details, rules, and entry fee.

What do I have to do?

This year you will have your choice of having your portrait taken in a studio setting or in our out-door garden studio. Six different poses will be taken and from those poses you select the pose that you prefer and we will make a 16x20 portrait which will be entered into the contest.


Phone: 419 . 782 . 6131