Jaycee Billingsley is this year’s Children’s Classic cover winner.

Children’s Classic, The Leader’s most-anticipated magazine of the year, is out today, Thursday, May 26.

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.


“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 is included in in-county subscriber copies and will be available for purchase at our office, 111 S. Munford Street in Covington beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

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 the newspapers for sale at our rack and dealer locations.

If you’d like to have yours shipped, please call 901-476-7116.

“We’d like to congratulate this year’s big winner, Jaycee Billingsley, 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.