Jeremiah Martinez was all smiles Friday as he stopped by the Empire-Tribune office for a pre-Christmas prize. The toddler was the winner of the the newspaper’s annual Erath County’s Most Photogenic Children Calendar Contest. In addition to winning a Nintendo Wii video game console, his photo will grace the cover of the 2010 calendar. Jeremiah won the top spot by garnering almost 2,300 votes. Other winning photos include county kiddos Brazin, Shea, Cameron, Tatum, Evelynn, Zaidan, Ethan, Joseph, Kristie, Lane and JS. Each of the 12 winners will have their precious pictures throughout the calendar, which will be distributed in the Christmas Day edition of the E-T. Money raised from the contest will be used to put newspapers in classrooms across the county as a part of the Newspapers in Education program.

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