We narrowed it down from more than 1,000 entries in our 2014 Kids' Cover Contest to determine the Grand Prize winner, who hails from Queens. Our two Fan Favorites (sisters!) live in the Bronx. Congratulations, girls! Meet them below, and check our September issue to find all nine finalists.
More than 1,000 of our Facebook fans entered their children's photos in the 2014 NYMetroParents Kids' Cover Contest during a month-long search for our next kid cover model. The Fan Favorite, delegated thus by the number of votes the photo received, was a tie between two adorable sisters from the Bronx, and the NYMetroParents editors selected seven other finalists (no easy task when faced with so many cuties!).
All finalists received a professional photo shoot at PhotoOp on Manhattan's Upper East Side, from which they'll receive an 8x10 retouched photo. Appaman outfitted the children at the photo shoot and is providing each of them with a gift card. The Fan Favorites received a Sony DSC-QX10 Digital Camera Module for Smartphones courtesy of B&H Photo Video. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera from B&H Photo Video, and an appearance on a future NYMetroParents magazine cover!
Without further ado, we introduce the NYMetroParents 2014 Cover Contest Fan Favorites and Grand Prize winner!
Our Grand Prize winner, adorable Emily, age 4, from Queens!
Emily photo by PhotoOp NYC
Emily charmed our photographer and editors with her gleeful enthusaism and winning smile. She will appear on the February 2015 issues of NYMetroParents magazines.
And with a combined total of more than 1,000 votes, Fan Favorite sisters Milani and Lola from the Bronx! Look for them on a future cover of our magazines.
We'll be presenting all 9 finalists in our September issue with a special behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot. Watch the video below for a sneak peak!
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