We’re excited to announce the new face of our Back to School campaign will be…

Elan from Phoenix, Arizona!

Elan’s photo was submitted by his mom, Natalie. As the contest’s grand prize winner, Natalie won a photo shoot for her friends and family and a $500 zulily gift card. Elan will be featured on Sungevity’s website and advertisements for the campaign.

Natalie discovered the contest on zulily while she was shopping for clothes for her family – just a normal day. She entered on a whim with a photo of Elan wearing his new organic shirt from zulily (“He was so excited to look like Daddy!”), so was floored when she heard the news that her 5-year-old had been selected as the face of Sungevity’s campaign.

“Every time Elan gets excited about something, he asks us to take a picture and put it on the Internet,” Natalie said. “I told him that his photo would now be in a lot of places on the Internet. He replied, ‘Does that mean I’ll get at least 100 likes?’”

Elan, we’ll try to make your wish come true.

Natalie works as a high school social worker and her husband runs the study abroad office at a local university. They’ve been eager to take advantage of that free Arizona sunshine to reduce their carbon footprint, and home solar became an option when they purchased their house earlier this year. Natalie did say that Elan is a “budding engineer” – maybe building a solar system will be his next project.

The second place selection is Nikolaus from Hermosa Beach, California. His mom Judy won a $200 zulily gift card and an iPad mini. Isabella from Center Harbor, New Hampshire is our third place selection. Her mom Nicole won an iPad mini and a $100 zulily gift card.

Congratulations to all our winners and their families! We also want to shout out to the thousands of moms and dads who entered the contest. Your photos were a joy to see. Thank you for sharing your little sunshines with us.

Posted by Leslye Penticoff

Leslye is the Content and Community Manager for Sungevity. She's also an avid coffee drinker and rock climber, and serves on the Board of Directors at Margination, a nonprofit in Troy, NY.