We Have Our Winners!
From May 26 to July 15, 2011, Odyssey fans were given a chance to participate in the first annual FreezeFrame Photo Contest to win a free copy of A Maze of Mysteries (Travel Visor Pack) and an Adventures in Odyssey poster. In addition, the first place winner will receive a copy of the Novacom Saga collection. Four judges were involved in deciding on winners, to be announced on Saturday, July 30th.

What is FreezeFrame?
FreezeFrame is a way for our visitors to re-create an Adventures in Odyssey scene and catch the perfect snapshot, share it with us, and show the Odyssey fan community their creativity.

The Challenge
We wanted to see your interpretation of a scene from one of Adventures in Odyssey's many mystery episodes. You choose the episode and scene, and make it what you think it would look like as it happens on the show.

Judging Entries
Our four judges were looking for entries that showed creativity, entries that went that extra mile to stand out. Of course, a contest like this is very subjective, and our opinions may differ from yours. We enjoyed looking at every photo we received and are confident that you will too.

A special thanks goes out to everyone who put time and effort into this contest. Each winning entry is featured below. Click on each photo to see a closer view and description of the scene. Our winners received a copy of A Maze of Mysteries. The 1st place entry earned an additional prize: Novacom.

 

Winners

Alina"
Alina, Age 14 (Sidney, Ohio) Monica Stone drives her blue car into Whit's car at the post office in order to get the Novacom package. This scene from "Plan B: Crossfire" captures the split second of Jack giving the package to Whit and Whit is handing it over to Monica Stone; while Monica is pointing a gun from her purse. If you look closely to the post-office trucks you will see the Odyssey references, as with the badge on Jack's shirt, the from whom and to whom on the package, and more!

1ST PLACE:
Alina, Age 14 (Sidney, Ohio)
Amy
Amy D., age 15 (Darlingford, Manitoba) A scene from "Exit" depicting Connie bound and gagged after Mr. Charles leaves, caught on the Whit's End security camera.

2ND PLACE:
Amy D., age 15 (Darlingford, Manitoba)
Timothy
Will L., age 12 (Wenatchee, Washington) Wooton Bassett and Bernard Walton discover a Power Boy symbol at Madge's shop in "The Other Side of the Glass."

3RD PLACE:
Will L., age 12 (Wenatchee, Washington)

 

Honorable Mentions

Brienzi
Brienzi D., age 10 (Malang, Indonesia) Eugene Meltsner suspects that Bernard Walton is stealing money from the Whit's End cash register in "Suspicious Minds." Connie Kendall hides in the houseplants as frequenters of Whit's End take no notice of the excitement. Special thanks to Brienzi's brother and sister, Aidan and Delaney, and friends (Nathaniel, Micaiah, and Moriah K.) for helping create the scene.

Brienzi D., age 10 (Malang, Indonesia)
Leneigh
Leneigh H., age 13 (Robeline, Louisiana) Connie Kendall is caught up in the mystery of Jimmy Barclay in Washington D.C. in "Living in the Gray." As she tries to discover what Jimmy really does for a living, she sets up a stake out. "Stake outs are boring, stake outs are dull. I need more soda... and I need some more chips."

Leneigh H., age 13 (Robeline, Louisiana)
Nicholas
Nicholas F., age 14 (Eureka, Missouri) Barrett Jones hides behind a hedge in his yard as he plays his Verminoids video game in "Game for a Mystery."

Nicholas F., age 14 (Eureka, Missouri)

 

Contestants' Entries
Each contestant's photo is featured below. Click on each photo to zoom in. Navigate between images using your left and right arrow keys.

Abby
Abby H., Age 13 (Hot Springs, Arkansas) Whit, Connie, and Robyn finding the "real" treasure in "The Treasure of LeMonde"

Abby H., Age 13 (Hot Springs, Arkansas)

 
Anna
Anna S., age 13 (Redding, Iowa) The ransacked Lab in search of the Q parchment, derived from "The Search for Whit," Part One.

Anna S., age 13 (Redding, Iowa)
Austin
Austin & Tasha P., ages 17, 14 (Gallup, New Mexico) Emily Jones shows Eugene Meltsner a backpack filled with counterfeit money in "The Green Ring Conspiracy."

Austin & Tasha P., ages 17, 14 (Gallup, New Mexico)
Benjamin
Benjamin F., age 17 (Dale City, Virginia) Matthew Parker searches for the password to the Appleberry phone in "The Green Ring Conspiracy."

Benjamin F., age 17 (Dale City, Virginia)
 
Canaan
Canaan H., age 13 (Whitney Point, New York) Matthew Parker discovers the lost Appleberry phone lost by Dirk Beggs in "The Green Ring Conspiracy."

Canaan H., age 13 (Whitney Point, New York)
 
Carly
Carly W., age 12 (Lexington, South Carolina) A strange radio controlled boat approaches Jason Whittaker and Grady McKay in "Accidental Dilemma." Grady is excited to see a boat piloted by the "world's smallest captain" but Jason is not so sure. "The Whisperer" has a plan.

Carly W., age 12 (Lexington, South Carolina)
Daniel
Daniel B., age 12 (Hame Lake, Minnesota) Sarah Pratchet meets Alex Jefferson next to Whit's End in "Broken Window."

Daniel B., age 12 (Ham Lake, Minnesota)
Daniel
Daniel S., age 23 (Washington, Illinois) Jason Whittaker and Philby approach the Interlaken Castle in "A Name, Not a Number."

Daniel S., age 23 (Washington, Illinois)
David
David B., age 13 (Coatesville, Pennsylvania) Jack Davis wears his super sleuth clothes on a hot summer day in "Heatwave."

David B., age 13 (Coatesville, Pennsylvania)
David
David G., age 50 (Kernersville, North Carolina) The camera and answer key to the Bible Bowl in "The Case of the Candid Camera."

David G., age 50 (Kernersville, North Carolina)

 
David
David Q., age 17 (Ham Lake, Minnesota) "Detective" Beverly Collins sneaks away with the Statue of Liberty through a wooded area in "Sounds Like a Mystery."

David Q., age 17 (Ham Lake, Minnesota)
Elena
Elena Q., age 8 (Ham Lake, Minnesota) Jamie peers under the floor-to-ceiling cabinet in the basement of Whit's End in search of a small transister for Whit's latest invention. ("The Case of the Secret Room")

Elena Q., age 8 (Ham Lake, Minnesota)
Hadassah
Hadassah H., age 5 (Hot Springs, Arkansas) Sam Johnson and Harlow Doyle scream for their lives at the entrance of a secret cave at Trickle Lake when they discover a "creepy crawly bug monster," aka a raccoon in "The Bad Hair Day."

Hadassah H., age 5 (Hot Springs, Arkansas)
Isabella
Isabella Q., age 10 (Ham Lake, Minnesota) Mandy Straussberg interviews citizens of Odyssey about their buying trends in "The Unraveling."

Isabella Q., age 10 (Ham Lake, Minnesota)
Jacob
Jacob H., age 7 (Hot Springs, Arkansas) Eugene Meltsner gets ready to handcuff Bernard Walton at the Whit's End cash register in an innocent attempt to look for paper towels. Meanwhile, Connie wears camouflage grease paint and pretends she is cleaning the house plants nearby. ("Suspicious Minds")

Jacob H., age 7 (Hot Springs, Arkansas)

 
James
James H., age 11 (Spanaway, Washington) Professor Aldus Webster, green in the face, finally receives the treasure he is looking for in "The Treasure of LeMonde."

James H., age 11 (Spanaway, Washington)

 
Jennifer
Jennifer L., age 17 (Mount Vernon, Ohio) Connie sits at a computer in Whit's office when AREAM pops up on the screen in "Grand Opening."

Jennifer L., age 17 (Mount Vernon, Ohio)
Jesse
Jesse S., age 12 (Fort Collins, Colorado) Jared DeWhite drives a remote control car into Sarah Pratchet's "Super Secret Sister Club" meeting in her playhouse in "The Spy Who Bugged Me."

Jesse S., age 12 (Fort Collins, Colorado)
Joe
Joe K., age 11 (Wheaton, Illinois) Detective Polehaus examines freight car numbers found in a backpack filled with counterfeit money in "The Green Ring Conspiracy."

Joe K., age 11 (Wheaton, Illinois)
Johnathan
Johnathan H., age 9 (Hot Springs, Arkansas) Dwayne Oswald attends the "Super Secret Sisters Club" meeting dressed as a girl. Mandy lets "her" into the clubhouse. Meanwhile, Jared DeWhite peeks through the window holding his remote controller. ("The Spy Who Bugged Me")

Johnathan H., age 9 (Hot Springs, Arkansas)

 
John
John O., age 10 (Newport News, Virginia) Bernard Walton cleans the front window at Whit's End to see if the Powerboy symbol for help will show up on the glass. ("The Other Side of the Glass")

John O., age 10 (Newport News, Virginia)
Joshua
Joshua K. (El Cerrito, California) Jack Davis and Oscar Peterson put on their super sleuth skills when they see Digger Digwillow carrying an armload of lumber in "Heatwave." According to our contestant, Joshua: "We tried to make the picture look as 1989ish as possible, especially with the clothing (for the most part). We love 'Heatwave' for the hilarious one-liners, fun references to crime noir movies, and message about controlling and using your imagination, and we hope that picture shows off all of that."

Joshua K. (El Cerrito, California)
Laura
Laura O., age 15 (Newport News, Virginia) Wooton Bassett and Bernard talk with Mr. Corelli in "The Other Side of the Glass" regarding Bernard's windows. Wooton puts on his Sherlock Holmes personality which annoys Bernard and Mr. Corelli.

Laura O., age 15 (Newport News, Virginia)
Marina
Marina Q., age 14 (Ham Lake, Minnesota) Alex Jefferson and Sarah Pratchet decode what's on their printout in the school computer lab. Alex is reading the letters aloud as Sarah feverishly writes them down. ("Grand Opening")

Marina Q., age 14 (Ham Lake, Minnesota)
Max
Max T., age 19 (New Paris, Pennsylvania) Mr. Whittaker discovers a skeleton in the secret room of Whit's End in "The Case of the Secret Room."

Max T., age 19 (New Paris, Pennsylvania)
Rachel
Rachel D., age 14 (Miami, Manitoba) "Dwayne Bush" is attacked by a dog in "The Spy Who Bugged Me."

Rachel D., age 14 (Miami, Manitoba)
Rebeckah
Rebeckah F., age 19 (Dale City, Virginia) Robyn Jacobs looks around the upstairs attic in Whit's End in "The Treasure of LeMonde."

Rebeckah F., age 19 (Dale City, Virginia)
Rhonda
Rhonda G., age 47 (Kernersville, North Carolina) A few bugs and a snake, with a skeleton seated on a chair while Whit (Indiana Jones) and Tom Riley (Pilot) take in the scene with amazement. ("The Case of the Secret Room")

Rhonda G., age 47 (Kernersville, North Carolina)
Ryan
Ryan M., age 14 (Noblesville, Indiana) Barrett Jones tries to hide his Verminoids video game in the bushes nearby when Matthew Parker and Emily Jones approach him in "Game for a Mystery."

Ryan M., age 14 (Noblesville, Indiana)
Sarah
Sarah G., age 24 (Staunton, Virginia) Steven Anderson holds his son Kent down as caretaker Mrs. Ullman gives him a shot. Mr. Wakefield is looking in. ("The Mysterious Stranger")

Sarah G., age 24 (Staunton, Virginia)
Sarah
Sarah O., age 22 (Ash Grove, Missouri) Jack Davis and Oscar Peterson sit on Jack's front porch trying to break the summer boredom. Reflected in the glass you can see Digger Digwillow walking by with his knapsack and an armload of lumber.

Sarah O., age 22 (Ash Grove, Missouri)
Seth
Seth D., age 11 (Miami, Manitoba) Jay Smouse attempts to read what he had written on a receipt in "The Green Ring Conspiracy."

Seth D., age 11 (Miami, Manitoba)
Seth
Seth H., age 12 (Hot Springs, Arkansas) Mr. Whittaker, Bernard Walton, and Wooton Bassett dress up as bushes in "The Other Side of the Glass."

Seth H., age 12 (Hot Springs, Arkansas)
Thomas
Thomas L., age 9 (Wenatchee, Washington) Barrett Jones accuses Nelson of stealing his Verminoids game in "Game for a Mystery."

Thomas L., age 9 (Wenatchee, Washington)
Timothy
Timothy O., age 13 (Newport News, Virginia) Bernard Walton discovers the Power Boy symbol on a window with Wooton Bassett as a witness in "The Other Side of the Glass."

Timothy O., age 13 (Newport News, Virginia)
Zachary
Zachary G., age 14 (Kernersville, North Carolina) The buried box behind Whit's End which Eugene Meltsner, Jared DeWhite, and Dwayne Oswald discover in "Buried Sin." Included in the box are three bugs and one live one; newspapers, a hat, and a letter written by the killer.

Zachary G., age 14 (Kernersville, North Carolina)


Thanks to all our contestants who made our first FreezeFrame Photo Contest a smashing success!

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