The Pancake jookie Contest Returns!

The Pancake jookie Contest Returns!

We’re bringing back the Pancake jookie Contest! First introduced in 2011, this is some fun for the whole family with awesome prizes you could win. Our little guy is ready to trot the globe again with you on your summer vacation, or even just around Chicago on your local adventures. Where in the world will jookie go in 2019?

Here's how to enter:

  • Color and decorate your pancake jookie with markers, crayons, sequins, yarn, or anything else you can imagine.
  • Attach arms, legs, and optional accessories with glue, tape, or metal brads. Then add a popsicle stick to the back of your new travel buddy.
  • Take him along on your summer adventures, whether near or far. Snap a few pictures of him with the location clearly visible.
  • To officially enter the contest, email your photos to, and we will share on our social media pages. Make sure to submit your entries by August 31st

We'll select the winners for these categories:

  • Farthest from Chicago
  • Most Exciting Location
  • Best Chicago Site
  • Most Creative Setting

The winners will each receive a $400 gift certificate to a future session at jookie.

Our grand prize winner for our favorite photo will win a weekday family session and a 10 page album. ($2165 value)

We can't wait to see where you go with your new pancake jookie friend!

If you didn't receive a pancake jookie kit in the mail, you can print one at home by clicking here!


And don’t forget  jookie is here for your professional portrait needs. jookie is a children’s, high school seniors, family, baby and pet photography studio located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, created in 2006 by Jill Liebhaber, veteran Chicago kids and family photographer of 17 years, focused on creating custom art work for homes.

As a professional photography studio in Chicago, jookie serves all nearby neighborhoods such as Lakeview, Bucktown, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Edgewater, Roscoe Village, North Center, Lincoln Park, West Loop, River North, Old Town, Gold Coast, and Downtown. We also have families who come for baby, kid, dog, and family photos from the suburbs like LaGrange, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Elmhurst, Oak Park, Kildeer, and also out of state like Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, and California.

We are often asked by jookie parents to create head shots or professional portraits. If we have time to fit it into my schedule, we will!

Gift certificates are available and make a fantastic gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, anniversaries, and birthdays. They can be for portrait sessions or for camera learning sessions.

jookie specializes in silly serious LOVE .™

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