The BEGIN. photo contest received more than 400 submissions, among which were many beautiful, amazing photos that deserved recognition. But with only three prizes to award, we faced a literally nail-biting task in selecting the winners.

After much difficult deliberation, we are proud to finally announce the Staff Favorite winners and their awesome photos:

Danielle E., Springboro, OH

Godiva, a rescue puppy, ready to begin a new life in her forever home after being adopted.

Huong, Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to the world, babe!

Each Staff Favorite photo will earn their owner an exclusive VIP t-shirt and bag from the “My Kind of Christmas” tour.

And the Top Staff Favorite prize goes to…

Vicky P., Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Kids beginning to jump into a river.

The Top Staff Favorite winner will also receive a photograph autographed by David Archuleta.

All winners, please email with your full name, mailing address (including postal code and country), and your phone number (country code + area code + number) so that we can mail over your prize.

To all the fans, thank you for your very enthusiastic participation in the contest and for sharing your inspiring photos of what BEGIN. means to you. Look out for the next contest coming your way!