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We could end this baby contest review right now by saying we highly recommend the Cute Kid Contest. And that would end this post here.


We're not going to do that.

What we want to do instead is to give you a thorough review. We want to build up your confidence by answering any questions that you might have entering the Cute Kid contest.

Questions about the Cute Kid.


What is the Cute Kid contest?

The Cute Kid is a free baby photo contest with cash prizes of up to $25,000 if your child wins the Cute Kid of the year.

It's not just a free baby contest but also a free kid contest.

Cute Kid People's Choice Gallery is completely FREE to enter and you may also enter as many photos as you like each month.

To enter the "Cute Kid of the Year" or the "Special Galleries" contests there is a $19.95 registration fee.

The Cute Kid is popular and worldwide contest but don't confuse it with the "cute kid photo contest India" which is ran by India Parenting Pvt. Ltd. That's a completely different baby contest.

Cutest kid wins.


How to Win the Cute Kid?

The Cute Kid contest winners are voted by members, their family and friends. But the Cute Kid of the Year is selected by the company's professional judges that have been in the industry for years.

They are professional photographers and casting agents.

To win:

Here's what the Cute Kid's judges look for in every entries:

  • Appearance
  • Charisma
  • Expression
  • Image concept/setting
  • That "special something"

How to Enter the Cute Kid?

Step 1: Click the button below and we will take you directly to the contest entry form. Fill out the form on the next page.

Upload a Photo
Step 2:
Capture adorable photos of your child(ren).

Upload your photo to Cute Kid

Share Your Photo
Step 3:
Show off your CuteKid to our community in the Monthly Showcase. Enter the contest in one of 5 categories:

Showcase your photo with the Cute Kid community.

Bottom Line:

It's easy to enter. 1-2-3 and you're done for a chance at $25,000*.

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Is the Cute Kid Contest Legitimate?


Is the Cute Kid contest real?


Yes, the Cute Kid contests are legitimate contests.

We want to further answer that question (Is the Cute Kid legit?) with a few facts about the company.

  1. Cut Kid is not a kid modeling agency. But they do have professionals from modeling agencies look at the contest entry photos and even act as judges.
  2. Yes, there have been many real Cute Kid winners. Here's a few of the Cute Kid of the Year.
    Cute Kid winner 2011
    Cute Kid winner 2012
    Cute Kid winner 2013
    Cute Kid winner 2014
    Cute Kid winner 2015
    Cute Kid winner 2016
  3. We did the research for you. As our research goes, to our surprised we noticed that quite a few people think that The Cute Kid contest is a scam.

    But that was mostly from people that didn't win or who had no personal experience with the baby contest. Anyways, we found a few comments or "testimonial comments" for you.

    These are actual parents that have entered their children to the Cute Kid contests.

    And won.

    Cute Kid testimonial 1
    Cute Kid testimonial 2

  4. We dug even deeper. We found that Cute Kid is the property of Lifescript that was founded in 1999. That's a very old company. Major trust and peace of mind. Lifescript headquarter is in Newport Beach, Ca and employed 128 employees with more offices in NY.
  5. Cute Kid's website mentioned they have relationship with big brand names like Gerber Life, Sesame Street, Crayola and more, also part of AOL Lifestyle.

We conclude from our research and affiliation that it's a legit and very real baby and kid contest.

And Finally:

How Does Cute Kid Compare to Other Kid Contests

To do this comparison, we first need to pick a free legit baby contest. We picked out one of the most popular baby photo contests, the Gerber baby contest.

We don't want to do a Pros and Cons comparison and our reasoning for that is simple. We don't really see anything pro or con but a slight disadvantages and advantages.

Nothing really a con, bad or we're against about these cute kid contests—unless it's a scam.


  • The Cute Kid of the Year wins $25,000 college tuition, which is not bad at all. The Gerber Photo Search has a bigger grand prize of $50,000 cash.
  • While both baby contests are free, Cute Kid contest charge a $19.95 registration fee if you want to enter the monthly Special Galleries which will give you a chance at winning the Cute Kid of the Year. (Cute Kid' Poeple's Choice is FREE)


  • Cute Kid allows professional photography while the Gerber baby contest doesn't. If you have paid professional photos then enter them to the Cute Kid contest.
  • Cute Kid photo contests are monthly while Gerber photo contests are annual. You can submit as many photos you like to CuteKid. (More opportunities to win.)

    Gerber only allows photos that are taken within 30 days of submission. If you have an awesome picture 31 days before the launch then you're out of luck.

  • Cute Kid is a little more fun because you can vote. Since the 2017-2018 Gerber baby contest no longer allows you to vote; only their judges will select Gerber baby contest winners. (Kinda took away the fun. Hopefully one day Gerber will bring back some voting power to the parents.)
  • Cute Kid contests are for baby to pre-teen (0-12 years old) while the Gerber baby photo contests are for babies and toddlers from 0-48 months.
  • Cute Kid does have modeling agents that look at these photo entries. As for Gerber, if your baby wins then she or he will become a Gerber baby model—the new "Spokebaby" for Gerber only.

    Cute Kid contest winners sometimes do get modeling contracts with model agencies but don't count on it always being the case. Remember, it's a baby and kid contest.

    Anything else is just a plus.


Yes, we totally believe that you should join the Cute Kid contest as it is worth investing your time and resources for your child(ren). At least enter the People's Choice Gallery as it is free.

Gerber, Gap, Pampers, Huggies, Disney, Parents baby contests happen only once a year. While you're waiting for it, why not enter the Cute Kid?

While it's not a modeling agency, it is considered a baby modeling contest. CuteKids have been seen in Huggies, Pampers, Parents and Disney before.

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