Could Your Child Win a Photo Contest?

As parents we all think we have the cutest, most talented children alive, at least I know I do. You are sure that if just discovered your child’s picture could be gracing the cover of a magazine or smiling back at you from the T.V. screen. But unless you live on the West or East Coast it is difficult to get your child discovered.

You might be wondering how you can get your child recognized. One way is through the website The Cute Kid.com. Their theme is “Smile. Snap. Show the World.”

The Cute Kid.com is a website that allows parents to upload pictures of their little darlings. Membership is free, you just have to sign up. You can choose up to three pictures a month to put on the site. Talent scouts frequently look through the submitted pictures looking for the child with that special something that will sell.

For a fee, your child’s picture can be entered in their monthly contest. Leading experts in the fashion and modeling world judge the contest. Their latest judge is Rhonda McKnight a New York Stylist and Casting Agent.

Pictures are judged on appearance, charisma, expression, image concept/ setting, and that special something.

Each month a winner is chosen from each category: Baby (0-12 months), Toddler (12-24 months), Preschooler (2-4 years), and Big Kid (4-8 years). Then the judges choose one overall winner. The winner in each category receives a $100 Amex gift card, their photo sent to top talent agencies, and entry into the yearly contest. The overall winner receives the category winner prizes as well as a $500 U.S. Treasury Bond.

Each year the site chooses a “Cute Kid of the Year”. This child receives a $5,000 sum, which is invested for the child’s college tuition. They also receive a shoot with a professional photographer and the portfolio submitted to top modeling agencies.

Remember that many photos are submitted every month and only one overall winner is chosen. Your child may not have that “special something” that talent scouts are looking for. But they can still be your special somebody.

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About Teresa McEntire

Teresa McEntire grew up in Utah the oldest of four children. She currently lives in Kuna, Idaho, near Boise. She and her husband Gene have been married for almost ten years. She has three children Tyler, age six, Alysta, four, and Kelsey, two. She is a stay-at-home mom who loves to scrapbook, read, and of course write. Spending time with her family, including extended family, is a priority. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and currently works with the young women. Teresa has a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and taught 6th grade before her son was born. She also ran an own in-home daycare for three years. She currently writes educational materials as well as blogs for Families.com. Although her formal education consisted of a variety of child development classes she has found that nothing teaches you better than the real thing. She is constantly learning as her children grow and enjoys sharing that knowledge with her readers.