Type: Digital, Theme
Theme: Kid of the Year
Deadline: Final submission deadline: January 21, 2012 9:00 p.m. CT
Weekly submission deadline: Week ends on Saturdays, 9:00 p.m. CT, opens for the following week on Saturday at 9:01 p.m. CT
Weekly Community Voting Period: Opens on Mondays, 12:00 a.m. CT, closes on Sundays, 11:59 p.m. CT for previous week's entries.
See the rules page for exact dates and times of submission and voting periods/deadlines for this 52-week contest.
Eligibility: USA, non-professional, 18+ years old, parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the entry, one entry (album of up to six photos) per household per eligible child per week
Eligible photo: unpublished, taken by entrant, may not have won any prize or award, must have been taken within one year of entry.
Eligible child in photo: between three (3) months to eight (8) years
Parents site entry: http://www.parents.com/photos/photo-contests-1/kid-of-the-year/
Parents Facebook site entry: https://Facebook.com/ParentsMagazine
Entry Fee: None, free
Prizes: Fifty-two (52) $250 checks (one weekly for 52 weeks) - Reader's Choice winners.
One (1) $7,000.00 check to the editorially-chosen winner at the contest end.
Size/Format: .jpg or .bmp, maximum 3MB file size
Electronic Submission: Yes, on the Parents website and Parents Facebook site.
USPS Submission: No
Description: Does your child have the qualities of Parents Kid of the Year? Enter eligible photos of your child portraying the characteristics of a Parents Magazine kid for a chance to win $7000 or 52 weekly chances to win $250. The weekly winners are determined by community vote so tell all your family and friends. The editorially-chosen winner will be selected from all entries by qualified judges. Reader's Choice weekly winners will have no bearing on the selection of the editorial-chosen winner. All entries, regardless if they are a Reader's Choice weekly winner or not, will have equal chance to be selected as the editorial-chosen winner.
Additional Info: This contest is sponsored by Meredith Corporation, publisher of Parents magazine and other lifestyle magazines.
Personal note: Parents conducts many unique photo contests throughout the year - more than I ever realized and many are multi-week contests, some with weekly prizes leading up to final grand prizes. Having discovered this recently, I will begin checking the site more often to compile the contest details and post the listings before the weekly portion of the contests begin.
Red Headed Boy Attribution: Steven H. Keys and http://www.keysphotography.com
Wiki Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic
Girl Blowing Bubbles: by phaewilk on morguefile.com MorgueFile Free License http://mrg.bz/0mofR8