As voted upon by Professional Photographers and Little League® International Staff Members, featured photos will be put on display at the World of Little League® Museum following the 2021 Little League Baseball® World Series.
Launched on the 82nd anniversary of the first Little League® game on June 6, the 2021 Little League Photo Contest ran through August 1 in celebration of the exciting return of Little League in communities all around the world.
After receiving more than 1,300 submissions over the course of the last two and a half months, Little League International’s staff was able to narrow down the photo submissions to the Top 20 before calling on five professional photographers who have covered the Little League Baseball® World Series to help narrow down the field to the Top Three selections.
Based on their expert opinions, the following three photos were chosen (in no particular order) as the Top Photos for the 2021 Little League Photo Contest:
West University Little League (Houston, Texas)
The Little Leaguers® in the West University Little League minor division played hard all season after the 2020 season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. They players pictured in this photo, and their teammates on the Hooks, did not lose a single game in the playoffs on their way to being crowned the American League Champions. They played a tough team in the Championship game, but the Hooks gave it all they had and won the Minor A Championship with a score of 5-4. They were ecstatic and truly exemplified what it means to be a part of Little League.
Woodinville (Wash.) Little League
This picture shows the love, dedication, and support that parents provide to Little Leaguers all around the world each season. The father pictured in this photo is a former college baseball player and now had the opportunity to watch his daughter play on the Woodinville Little League All-Star team. Not only does this photo show his daughter’s love for the sport, but also shows the enormous effort, pride, love and hope from her father, which represents Little League parents and guardians in communities all over.
Richmond (Ky.) Little League
As seen in local Little Leagues night after night across the world, this photo shows the amazing connection that Little League helps provide as brothers leave the ball field, talking and reflecting on their games for the day. Moments like these are time stamps in life and are the reason the Little League experience is so important in bringing families together through baseball and softball.
For more information on the Little League Photo Contest, visit LittleLeague.org/PhotoContest.