Naturally, I think I have an adorable child…every mom thinks that, right?! I have had people suggest to me that Darah get professional head shots so that she can be in a Baby Gap ad, be the next Gerber baby, or perhaps grace the cover of Parents magazine. I appreciate all the kind words, and sometimes I do wonder if maybe, just maybe, I could get her a few gigs and help fill up that (currently empty) college savings fund for her. But then I think about stage moms and I get grossed out and let the idea go.
But now I’m hearing about this website called The Cute Kid. They have a Cute Kid of the Year Photo Contest. Here’s how it works:
- You submit a photo of your baby (no charge)
- By signing up (for free) and submitting a photo, you get a free 8×10 canvas photo. Sweet!
- A panel of judges (industry professionals) will judge photos. Those that are submitted free of charge don’t have a guarantee of being seen by talent scouts (though they might).
- For a fee of $19.95, you can enter the contest. There are monthly prizes totaling over $5,000 and a grand prize each year of $25,000. Hello college fund! It is also worth noting that folks who enter the contest get a free subscription to Parents magazine and a free 11 x 14 canvas. I’m thinking that’s a pretty great deal. You get great stuff, and who knows? Your kid might actually be the cutest, in which case you will make some serious cash! 🙂
What I like about this competition is that it doesn’t require you to go anywhere and have your child actively compete against other children or have to “be on” for the judges. You just submit a photo of your beautiful child (and we all have beautiful children), enjoy your magazine and your canvas photo, and anything else is a bonus.
What do you think? Want to give it a try with me?
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