Ringgold Telephone Co. held a back-to-school photo contest this year that resulted in a true award-winner.

Paige Swafford staged a photo of herself so frazzled after a long summer vacation that not only wasn’t she up to getting dressed to take the kids to school on their first day back, but she looked just a little on the delightfully crazed side in her eagerness to get them out of the van.

Swafford’s prize for her winning picture was $100. In addition to this prize, RTC allowed one of Swafford’s children to present his teacher with a gift of $100. The winning teacher was Mrs. Owens, who teaches fourth grade at West Side Elementary School.

RTC public relations coordinator Rachel Sims says the contest was a lot of fun. “This is the first year we’ve done this and we’ll probably do it again next year.”

Tamara Wolk is a reporter for The Catoosa County News in Ringgold, Ga., and Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga.