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You maybe looking into entering your baby in a baby photo contest. And at this point you have questions. Questions such as the following:

  • Is my baby cute enough to enter a baby contest?
  • Are there baby photo contests that I can enter online just by submitting a few photos?
  • I don't want to get scammed by these fake baby photo contests, what's a legit baby photo contest?
  • Are there any costs or fees to enter a baby photo contest?

What are all these baby photo contests about?

We're going to answer all your concerns and more.

Let's Start

There are two main types of contest we want to get clear out.

  1. First type of baby photo contest is a contest for photography. It's for the photographer that take baby photographs or specialize in baby photography.

    These baby photo contests are judge based upon the photographer's skills.

  2. Second type of baby photo contest is a contest for the subject. In this case, it's babies. It's about the baby and their parents. Parents enjoying and taking pride in their baby.

    These baby photo contests are judge based upon the cuteness, physical or the characteristic of the baby appearance.

And the latter is the type that we will focus and center on through out this article and website.

How do baby photo contests work?

It's really simple. Really... This is how a baby photo contest normally works. A company will sponsor or runs the photo contest. They will promote it to get participates. The participates will then submit a baby photo or photos in hope that the picture they submitted will win. To win the baby photo contest, the baby photo will be judge by judges or voters. If win then the winner will be awarded with cash prizes or other form of awards. An example could be a college fund or baby supplies, etc. Lets dig deeper into a more advance question about how these photo contests work.
How the contest works

What's the catch? Some of these baby photo contests are absolutely free.

You can understand the ones that have a registration fee cost. That's easy. You can clearly see that's how they make money or profits. If not profits then at least get a return. But how about the free baby photo contests? Good question. As the saying goes, "Nothing in life is free." While this saying is true, and you can still enter without any cost to you.

How a free baby photo contest works?

There are companies that run or sponsor baby photo contest that are absolutely free of charge to consumers. The way they do it is very smart. It's a win-win situation. Takes Gerber for example, they run the Gerber baby contest each year since 2010. There was never once a purchase was required to enter the contest or any entry fee. How is that possible?
baby photo contest free entry
They do make a return and the returns are more then 10x. It's marketing. They are saving money on marketing and at the same time they are getting major coverage, huge exposure, and continue building their already well-known brand, Gerber. Then: There are companies like the Cute Kid where they have free and paid baby photo contests. They have the "People Choice" category which is free to enter. You can also with $19.95 registration fee join the "Special Galleries" for a chance a $25,000 college tuition.

Baby Photo Competition

Just because you didn't win, doesn't mean that the contest is a scam! There are people out there calling it a scam. But in reality, it's a CONTEST!

Let's put this in a better prospective by calling it a baby photo competition.

Moms competing for baby to win contest.


Starting to get the idea yet?

Yes, baby photo contests are in reality are very competitive. It's an actual competition where you're submitting your baby photo or photos into a contest that you'll be competing with other proud parents of cute little ones.

It's a friendly baby photo competition. It doesn't have to be nasty. The competing part is only because there are so many entries.  You vs hundreds or hundreds of thousands other entries.

Baby photo competition hundreds of thousands of entries.

Normally there is only one grand prize winner. So, it's not easy to win. The good news is, your chance of winning a baby photo contest is a lot higher than winning the lottery.

On the bright side:

Baby photo contest is a good activity for you and your baby to do together. Looking for a baby activity? Join a baby photo contest, you and your baby got a fun activity going.

Facts are facts. There are scams. We do recommend that you do your thorough research when you're looking for legitimate baby photo contests.

How do you enter these baby photo competitions?

There are many reasons to want to enter a baby photo competition. One of it is the cash prize. It can be $50,000 or as little as $100. If there's no cash then it's usually awarded with some other goodies.

There are also opportunity for exposure to being seen by baby model scouts. Then, there's the Gerber baby contest that top it all with huge media coverage. Your child will be famous and most talk about for awhile.

Of course there are more reasons to want to know how you can enter these baby photo contests.

Now-a-day it's easy to enter these contests, thanks to the internet.

Most baby photo contests are online making it so much more convenience. These contests have rules or instruction on how to upload your baby photos to be submitted. It can be done through the company's website, Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Each contest is different. The best way to find out is to read the contest rules and instruction for the baby contest that you planning on entering.

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