DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- American Baby Magazine announced today that its online photo contest is now officially open. Proud parents can upload up to six current photos of their babies between the ages of three months and 24 months as of the date of entry. The five finalists of the American Baby Cover Contest will participate in a New York photo shoot, and the grand prize winner's photo will appear on the cover of the August 2010 issue of American Baby Magazine.
From now until March 31, moms can enter the baby photo contest by uploading their babies' photos, which must have been taken within one month of entry for babies under one year and within three months of entry for children over one year. The photos must have been taken by a non-professional and not have won any previous award. The official rules are posted on the American Baby website at http://bit.ly/94qlgt.
Parents can visit the American Baby website to see a list of the most frequently asked questions. One question that always comes up is how are the winners picked, and it's no secret! It's one-third the child's appearance, one-third the child's personality as reflected in the photo, and one-third the quality of the photo. The best thing parents can do is just upload what they think are the most compelling photos of their little one.
After the baby photo contest ends on March 31, there are three rounds of judging. Around April 20, 10 semi-finalists are selected and asked to submit five additional photos of the child, which must be taken between April 9 and April 28. Approximately 10 days after that, the panel of judges selects five finalists, who are then invited to New York for an American Baby photo shoot to take place in mid-May. On approximately June 25, the grand prize winner is selected, and the parents are notified that their baby will be on the cover of the August issue.
Note that photos must be .jpeg or .bmp image formats and cannot exceed 3 MB.
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