“He had such nice eyes that I had to take the
picture,” says Poitras, from her home in
Even though she took many photos on her
vacation, this one has remained the wallpaper
image on her computer’s desktop ever since.
Poitras found out about Costco’s photo
contest when she was picking up some photos
at her local warehouse. Based on her own captivation with the image of the boy, her selection
Poitras says she was so happy to hear that
she’d placed in the photo contest—the first
she’s ever entered. In fact, her friend is returning to Mali, and Poitras has asked that she take
the photo and some money to the family.
For her third-place photo Poitras will
receive a $500 Costco Cash card.
—Stephanie E. Ponder A