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Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

Kids Cover Contest Now Open for Entries!

The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!

NY Metro Area kids can win the chance to be on the cover of a magazine!

NYMetroParents, publishers of Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Fairfield Parent, Long Island Parent - Nassau edition, Long Island Parent - Suffolk edition, Queens Parent, Rockland Parent, Westchester Parent and its online media NYMetroParents.com, launched the 3rd annual NYMetroParents Cover Contest. This once-in-a-lifetime-chance-for-lucky-kids is held on Facebook (facebook.com/nymetroparents), where parents or guardians can upload a photo of their child aged 3-12 to the cover contest album. NYMetroParents Facebook fans will then be able to vote once a day for their favorite entry—one of the finalists is the Fan Favorite (the child whose picture garners the most votes) and the other seven are chosen by the NYMetroParents editorial staff. 

“Each year, NYMetroParents hosts a Cover Contest to give local kids the chance to be featured on our magazines' covers because it is a way for us to answer, the question we get asked most often by our readers? How can I get my child on the cover? As a result of this effort, we have been introduced to wonderful area kids and families and look forward getting even more kids from the communities we serve on our 2015.” says NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn Roode.

Editors review every entry and pick their favorites, as our official rules indicate, “based equally upon the criteria of personality, charm, and marketability as a child cover model, as conveyed by their photo.” Then a professional photographer is consulted to decide upon seven finalists who get professionally photographed, along with one Fan Favorite finalist. From the resulting images, one winner is selected to appear on our covers. The winners also score more than $1000 in prizes from our brand partners:  Pear Tree Greetings, CityPASS New York, PhotoOp NYC, and Appaman kids' fashions.

How to enter NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest

It’s easy! Simply go to our link at nymetroparents.com/cover, make sure you have liked us on Facebook, and upload a recent picture of your child (aged 3-12) following the simple directions onscreen. Your photos must be submitted in electronic formats .jpg, .png, .bmp, or .gif and must be less than 20 MB to be eligible.

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Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Kids Cover Contest, and refer to our offical rules for more details.


2015 Prizes for Cover Contest Finalists

We are proud to have on offer more than $1,000 worth of prizes from our generous sponsors for the finalists of our cover contest this year. The grand prize winner receives a $500 gift card from Pear Tree Greetings. The Fan Favorite wins $250 from Pear Tree Greetings. All finalists win $25 gifts from Appaman, ticket books from CityPASS New York worth $100, plus inclusion in a future print issue.

Is the winner the only child featured on a cover?

While we only choose one grand-prize cover winner (and a voted fan-favorite), our goal is to make as many families happy by capturing their kids’ spirit in pictures and using as many as we can on future covers, and occasionally within the pages of our magazines. Check out these covers that feature finalists!

 nymetroparents cover contest finalist covers