Think you have the cutest baby in town? You might! Send me your snapshots of your 2011 cuties by November 26! On December 1st, an album of all the babies will go live on our Facebook page, and all your friends will have ten days to vote! The babies with the top 5 votes will be finalists and a panel of non-biased judges will decide our 3 winners, to be announced December 15th.
WHAT CAN WE WIN?
First, EVERYBODY who enters will go into my database and when I am running certain baby offers, you will be the FIRST to know. I occasionally do call people for free sessions as well, when I am looking for a specific look or age group and am feeling particularly creative, or if I want to try out a new prop and don’t have anyone in a set age scheduled. :)
The top 3 finalists will receive a free portrait session (baby only) and may be used for future promotions, advertising, or receive a featured spot on our website.
The baby in third place will receive 5 fully retouched photographer’s choice images on a CD printable to 5×7 and 5 web-sized files with logo for internet sharing.
Second place will receive 10 fully retouched photographer’s choice images on a CD printable to 5×7 and 10 web-sized files with logo for internet sharing. They will also receive a gift certificate for $100 that can be used for a 2012 session.
Our first place baby will receive 20 fully retouched photographer’s choice images on a CD printable to 8×10, 20 web-sized files with logo for internet sharing, a free membership into our Watch Me Grow club for 2012 (a $199 value), a $50 print credit per session, a prevalent showcase spot on our website, and will be our Facebook profile picture for the month after their session!
Top 3 will also win a custom t-shirt that proclaims their status as Fairbanks’ Cutest Baby.
How to enter:
Email a snapshot photograph (copyrighted/studio images will not be accepted) to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 26.
Include (copy and paste and fill out) following information:
Baby’s first name and last initial
Baby’s gender (sometimes we can’t always tell from names!)
Baby’s date of birth
Parents telephone number
Parents mailing address (optional) if you’d like to be put on my mailing list for special offers or are willing to be called for a muse session or a prop test. :)
- One entry per baby. (Please do not send me 5 shots and have me pick the cutest one, that’s your job, and yes, people have tried that before)
- Photo must be smaller than 500KB (try to keep around 400×600 pixels or smaller, please!)
- Baby can ONLY be entered by a parent or legal guardian.
- Twins may be entered together, but may not enter twice.
- Baby must have been born in 2011. If this contest goes well, we may have a toddler contest down the road…
- Entry deadline Nov 26.
- Make sure photo is IN FOCUS and shows baby clearly.
- Submission of your photo and entry into the contest is automatically acknowledging that your child will appear on our Facebook page for the duration of the contest, and- if selected- on our website and any advertising pieces deemed appropriate. Child will be listed with a first name and last initial.
- After your photo is received and accepted, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours letting you know that you are now entered, and you should start sharing our page with friends so they can vote, if you haven’t done so already!
- Friends must “like” our page to vote. Simply send them to our site and have them vote for your baby!
- One vote per person, NOT per account. Yes they need to have an account to vote, but do not create duplicate accounts to vote more than once. That’s just not fair.
- After voting is completed on 12/10/11, our judges will determine the top 3 from our five finalists and the winners will be announced December 15!
So start sending in those pics! I know there are some gorgeous babies around this town, so there better not be a shortage of entries!! :)