Type: Digital, Theme
Theme: Kid Toys Model
Deadline: Submission deadline: February 19, 2011 10:59 CT
Community Voting Period: One through three already expired at the post time of this listing (2/5).
Fourth Voting Period: For contest entries submitted between 1/22/2011 at 11:01 p.m. CT and 1/29/2011 at 11:00 p.m. CT, the Photo Faves voting period begins 1/31/2011 at 12:00 a.m. CT and ends 2/6/2011 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Fifth Voting Period: For contest entries submitted between 1/29/2011 at 11:01 p.m. CT and 2/5/2011 at 11:00 p.m. CT, the Photo Faves voting period begins 2/7/2011 at 12:00 a.m. CT and ends 2/13/2011 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Sixth Voting Period: For contest entries submitted between 2/5/2011 at 11:01 p.m. CT and 2/12/2011 at 11:00 p.m. CT, the Photo Faves voting period begins 2/14/2011 at 12:00 a.m. CT and ends 2/20/2011 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Seventh Voting Period: For contest entries submitted between 2/12/2011 at 11:01 p.m. CT and 2/19/2011 at 10:59 p.m. CT, the Photo Faves voting period begins 2/21/2011 at 12:00 a.m. CT and ends 2/27/2011 at 10:59 p.m. CT.
Eligibility: USA, non-professional, 18+ years old, one entry (up to six photos) per household per eligible child
Eligible photo: unpublished, taken or directed by entrant, may not have won any prize or award, cannot include brand names or trademarks, must be recent (taken within one month of entry for children under one year of age, and within three months of entry for children over one year of age)
Eligible child in photo: between the ages of three (3) months and four (4) years as of the date of entry.
Entry Fee: None, free
Prizes: Two sponsor selected finalist prizes - $500 and an all-expense-paid trip to Parents Headquarters in Des Moines, IA to be photographed for packaging on future Parents toys.
Six (6) Readers' Choice winners (one weekly) - Parents Toy package, approximate retail value $100.00
Size/Format: .jpg or .bmp, maximum 3MB file size
Electronic Submission: Yes
USPS Submission: No
Description: Could your child be a model? Parents magazine is searching for a kid model to be featured on Parents toys available throughout the United States. The finalists' selection is a two-round contest. Ten semi-finalists will be selected by judges and asked to submit five (5) additional non-professional photos of the child entered, taken between February 1, 2011, and March 4, 2011. In round two, two finalists will be selected for the $500 prize and trip to Parents Headquarters in Des Moines, IA for the photo shoot session. Trip will be departing on or about March 28, 2011 and returning on or about March 30, 2011.
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 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.