Every year, we hold an Independence Challenge, asking kids to show us all the great things they’re doing on their own!

We know kids are capable of some pretty amazing things. When adults step back and let them do and try things on their own, the sky really is the limit. In this annual contest, we ask kids to show us all the great things they’re learning and tackling independently through photos, videos, and essays.

Check out our video from last year (right) and enter below!

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Kid’s Video and Photo Contest

Grand Prize- Joseph, Dietrich, and Hildegard Dulka, California

Runner-Up- Rachel Grizzle, New York

Runner-Up- Pierce Landis, Florida

Parent Story Contest

Grand Prize- Crystal Kupper, Arizona

Runner-Up- Ashley Scroggins, Missouri

Runner-Up- Miriam Bradford, Massachusetts

Our Independence Challenge contest gives us a great opportunity to showcase childhood independence. And this year, we added a contest for parents and guardians! After all, letting go is an act of bravery!