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Meet the Winner and Finalists of Our 2015 Cover Contest

Meet the Winner and Finalists of Our 2015 Cover Contest


Presenting the winner of our 2015 cover contest, plus a peek behind the scenes at our photo shoot with all eight awesome finalists, photographed at PhotoOp NYC, and sponsorship provided by Appaman, Pear Tree Greetings, and CityPASS.

The eight adorable finalists from our cover contest search were ready for their close-up at PhotoOp NYC at the end of June. After hamming it up for a few group shots, each finalist dressed up in duds provided by wardrobe sponsor Appaman and got his or her chance to shine with a team of professional photographers.

All eight kids wowed our editors and photographers with their best “cheeeeeeese!”. But it’s 4-year-old Kennedy from Bergen County, NJ, who has been selected as our Grand Prize Winner, taking away a $500 gift card from our partners at Pear Tree Greetings and securing her spot on a future NYMetroParents cover. All of the finalists, including our Fan Favorite, 3-year-old Veron from Queens, received a $25 gift card to Appaman and two New York CityPASS ticket books worth $114 each.

We look forward to sharing these smiling faces in our pages in the months to come. Now, get to know this year’s brightest smiles a bit better!

OUR WINNER!

KENNEDY

Kennedy H.

Age: 4
Hometown: Bergen County, NJ
Favorite Color(s): Pink and purple
Favorite Princess: Cinderella
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Chocolate sprinkles
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Playing in the park on the big-kid swings


OUR FAN FAVORITE!

VERON

Veron M.

Age: 3
Hometown: Queens
Favorite Color(s): Blue
Favorite Superhero: Spiderman
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Rainbow sprinkles
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Playing on the swings


OUR FINALISTS!

NICHOLAS

Nicholas J.

Age: 6
Hometown: Queens
Favorite Color(s): Gold
Favorite Superhero: Spiderman
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Oreos
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming



 EINSTEIN

Einstein S.

Age: 6
Hometown: Manhattan
Favorite Color(s): Red
Favorite Superhero: Superman
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Rainbow sprinkles
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming


CHRISTOPHER

Christopher G.

Age: 10
Hometown: Suffolk County, Long Island
Favorite Sport: Soccer
Favorite Player: Lionel Messi
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Cookie dough
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Playing soccer with friends

MILEY

Miley G.

Age: 3
Hometown: Westchester County
Favorite Color(s): Pink
Favorite Superhero: Cinderella
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Rainbow sprinkles
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming and playing outside


RENEE

Renee T.

Age: 8
Hometown: Nassau County, Long Island
Favorite Color(s): Blue
Favorite TV Show: Gravity Falls
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Rainbow sprinkles
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming

LOUI

Loui D.

Age: 4
Hometown: Brooklyn
Favorite Color(s): Green
Favorite Movie: Toy Story
Favorite Character: Buzz Lightyear
Favorite Ice Cream Topping: Sugar


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