Last year’s cover winner was Maisley Mize. This year’s winner will be announced next Thursday when the magazines make their debut.

Children’s Classic, The Leader’s most-anticipated magazine of the year, is due out next Thursday, June 10.

The 64-page glossy magazine features hundreds of portraits of local children who participated in annual fundraiser for the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse sponsored by InSouth Bank.

Famed photographers Richard and Phil Ramsey, a father-son team, photograph children and donate the $20 session fee to the center for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. The Leader then publishes these photos and the winner, who is chosen by the Ramseys, is featured on the cover.


Due to COVID-19, this year the event took place several weeks after it usually does and the magazine’s publication was pushed back as well.

“The Children’s Classic is a longstanding tradition in Tipton County, one we’re proud to take part in,” publisher Scott Whaley said. “We’ll have as many copies available as anyone would like to purchase.”

It will be included in in-county subscriber copies and will be available for purchase at our office, 111 S. Munford Street in Covington.

Magazines will be $5 each and shipping and handling will be added for those who wish to have their copies mailed to them.

Copies will not be inserted into our rack copies.

You can click here to pre-order on our website.

“We’d like to congratulate this year’s big winner and those who won the honorable mention spots,” said Whaley. “Though they’re all winners in our book.”

Echo Day
Author: Echo Day

Echo Day is an award-winning journalist, photographer and designer. She is currently The Leader's managing editor.