BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Photographs used in two contrasting ways captured wins for students participating in the Belmar Police Department’s latest “home instruction” contests.

In the April 10 photo challenge where participants needed to spot differences in two similar pictures, Belmar Elementary School fourth-grader Owen Coffey took first place in his division, and Dylan and Kaia Lush did the best among the school’s younger students.

And what started as a complicated “math contest” but in the end only required the submission of a selfie, Mariah, Davien and Vianna Escayg came out on top in this April 20 challenge.

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During home instruction, the Belmar police are holding weekly contests for Belmar and Lake Como children in prekindergarten through eighth grade – with some competitions now open to high school students up to age 18. Winners can look forward to prizes that include pizza and other favorite foods delivered to their homes, as well as candy, gifts cards, toys, games and other surprises — all courtesy of the Belmar police.

Visit the department’s  Facebook page  every Wednesday for details.


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