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This photo titled "Courageous Mom" was the top-ranked photo in the Best Photo of Mom Contest. The photo of his mother was submitted by Jason Olson of Spicer.

'Courageous Mom' photo submitted by Jason Olson named winner in 'Best Photo of Mom Contest'

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The photo submission of his mother entitled "Courageous Mom" from Jason Olson of Spicer was named the grand prize winner in the Best Photo of Mom Contest on


Reader can view all the contest winners at this link: Best Photo of Mom Contest winners.

Olson said the photo he submitted showed his "Mom moving on with the next chapter of her life, after loosing her hair."

The photo named the top-ranked photo based votes of contest viewers and judges.

The second-ranked photo in the contest was titled "Peggy Lou Who" and was submitted by Ruth Mossberg of New London. The photo featured Peg Mossberg in a Christmas hat.

The third-ranked photo in the contest was titled "Wild Side" and was submitted by Christina Olson of Spicer. The photo featured Olson's mother, who was "just goofing off during a photo shoot!"

The fourth-ranked photo in the contest was titled "Mom and Zack" and was submitted by Laurie Maresch of Atwater. The photo featured her mother and her nephew Zach.

The fifth-ranked photo in the contest was titled "Oops" and submitted by Dee Nelson of Pennock. The photo featured Nelson's mother, who "is always goofing off! She sure knows how to make you laugh when you need it the most."

Go to this link View entries in the Best Photo of Mom Contest.