Past Photo Contest Winners

2013 Winners




Congratulations to Collette Burnett
whose Abbey Muntok and her kittens won the

Best Cover Photo

in the 2013 Tonkinese Breed Association Photo Contest.


Collette has been a member of TBA since 2000.

Owner/Breeder/Member: Collette Burnett




Little known fact:
Back in 2002, it was Collette's idea to have an annual photo contest.

Best Kitten

Primo and Bits

a Natural Mink Male and Natural Point Female
both 3 days old

Owner/Breeder/Member: Lisa Smith

Best Adult


a Platinum Mink Female
6 years old

Owner/Breeder/Member: Laurie Holmes

Best Showing Personality

Violet Rose Cravotta

1 year and 8 months old Blue Point Female

Owner/Member: Rosalie Cravotta
Breeder/Member: Lynn Jordan

Best Showing Sociability

Isabella, Cody (the dog), Emily and Finlandia

Two 4 year old Platinum Minks and a 2.5 year old Platinum Point
all fFemales (except Cody).

Owner/Member: Ann Wildman
Breeder/Member: Jane Smith

Best Showing Humor

Kali and Noah

2 year old Champagne Mink Female and 18 month old Champagne Point Male

Owner/Member: Susan Kadow
Breeder/Member: Diane and Harold Bourgeois

Caption: " Looking for the Tidy Bowl Man as I fix the toilet"



Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention: Best Cover

Platinum Solid Male

Owner/Member: Make Larkins
Breeder/Member: Beth Cassely

Honorable Mentioned: Best Kitten

Champagne Mink Male

Owner/Member/Breeder: Linda and Carmen Martino

Honorable Mention: Best Adult

Max and Mia
9 months Platinum Mink Male and Blue Mink Female

Owner: Robert Saul Levinson
Breeder/Member: Beth Cassely

Honorable Mention: Best Showing Personality

Little Boy Blue
8 month old Blue Solid Male

Owner/Member: Kristen Mauzy
Breeder/Member: Jane Smith

Honorable Mention: Best Showing Sociability

8 year old Platinum Mink Male

Owner John Ferraro
Breeder/Member: Laurie Holmes

Honorable Mention: Best Showing Humor


Violet Rose Cravotta

1 year 8 month Blue Point Female

Owner/Member: Rosalie Cravotta
Breeder/Member: Lynn Jordan

Honorable Mention: No specificr category

Trouble and Twoshoes
Platinum Point Female Sisters

Owner: Kay and Mike Morris
Breeder/Member: Linda and Carmen Martino

Honorable Mention - No specific category

1 year old Platinum Mink Male

Owner: Karen Pelland
Breeder/Member: Laurie Holmes



To all the breeders and pet owners who submitted photos
and to all the members who voted in TBA's 2013 Photo Contest,

Thank You!!

You made this another successful Photo Contest


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Web Editor's Choice,

in no particular order.... and for no particular reason other than I liked the photo....

6 year old Champagne Mink Male

Owner/Member: Ian & Amanda Lessing
Breeder/Member: Paul Lee

Caption: "I'd like to be addressed as Mister Kita, if you don't mind."

"CC" Lovnpaws Casper's Child
8 years old Platinum Mink Female

Owner/Member: Naomi Thomson
Breeder/past Member: Carol Lovgren

Skylar Blue
2 year old Blue Solid Female

Owner/Member: Cynthia Wallet
Breeder/Member: Jane Barletta

Leo and Lily
4 year old Platinum Mink Male and 3 1/2 year old Natural Solid Female

Owner/Member: Joan Miller
Breeder/Member: Lynn Jordan

Caption: "Best Friends"

9 years od Champagne Mink Male

Owner/Member: Deja Cain
Breeder/Member: Karen Willis

Cation: "Best Friends"

Platinum Solid Male

Owner: Lisa Pulaski
Breeder/Member: Aurora York

6 month old Champagne Mink Male

Owner/Member: Shoshana Shay
Breeder/Member: Harold and Diane Bourgeois

Caption: "I know it's Chistmas, but you really didn't think
I'd wear this hat, did you?"

6 year old Natural Mink Female

Owner/Member: Pam Carnovale
Breeder/Member: Lynn Jordan

Col. A. J. Ramsey
10 years old Platinum Point Male

Owner/Member: Tilly Anger
Breeder: Connee Schmidt

Everlasting Love Evian
8 year old Platinum Mink Male

Owner/Member: Rachel Forghani
Breeder/Member: Toni Huff

5 month old Champagne Mink Male

Owner/Member: Ann Healy
Breeder/Member: Diane and Harold Bourgeois

Caption: "My favorite foot EVER!".

Cody and Buster

3 year old Champagne Point and Champagne Mink Males

Owner/Member: Maureen Morley
Breeder/Member: Laurie Holmes

Caption: "We thought it was a cat bed."





These are just a few of the photos that

made me laugh, smile or just tugged at my heart.

I could easily have picked a dozen more.


Thank you for submitting them to our TBA photo contest

and or giving me an opportunity to work with you and your photos.

Nancy Mikita


If you would like to see all the beautiful submissions

please click on the photo contest gallery below.

2013 Photo Contest Gallery