Babytalk and Good Morning America Baby Contest

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Here is a baby contest I can support, one that drags out the hopeful anguish of thousands of parents for a good five months. It is hosted by Babytalk Magazine and Good Morning America (GMA).

The stakes:

The grand prize winner will grace the cover of the October 2007 Babytalk Magazine. That’s right. No additional cash prize. Having your baby’s face on a magazine should be good enough, shouldn’t it?

The details:

  • Your baby must be between 4 months and 15-months-old on April 30, 2007.
  • The photo must be taken within one month of it being submitted.
  • No photos taken by a professional photographer.
  • The parent or legal guardian submitting the entry must be at least 19-years-old.
  • The parents or legal guardians of finalists may undergo a background check. Sorry, 18-year-old felons need not apply, I guess.

Dates to remember:

  • April 30, 2007: Deadline for receipt of online submissions or postmarked for USPS mailed submissions.
  • May 31, 2007: Eight semi-finalists will be contacted by this date.
  • The week of July 13, 2007: Photo shoot with the eight semi-finalists.
  • The week of September 10, 2007: Three finalists will appear on Good Morning America and GMA’s web site for online voting.

Mailing list anyone? Note this contest rule: “The Parenting Group Inc. may contact entrants with product offers it believes may be of interest to entrants.”

Unlike Regis, the Babytalk contest states up front that its eight semi-finalists will be flown, housed and fed for a three-night stay (total value $4,790) in New York City. At the very least, seven losers get a photo shoot and vacation in New York City.

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Note: This is not the contest web site. Look above for a link to the official site. This page is offered only to spread word of the contest and let parents (unofficially) discuss their excitement about it.

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6 Responses to “Babytalk and Good Morning America Baby Contest”

  1. rebecca franz says:

    are regis and kelly planning on showing babies other than the semi-finalists?


    February 12th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

  2. Linda says:

    Would be nice if it’s possible to post everyone’s baby pics that were entered. Looking for mine but don’t see any. Will you be posting them all each week?

    March 1st, 2007 at 9:57 am

  3. Jenni Brown says:

    I was wondering if I could somehow get the address to where I need to send the picture to.

    March 27th, 2007 at 9:03 pm

  4. Cinda Weiss says:

    Sorry,folks but my grandson has been entered, so I think the contest is over! Hummm — just kidding of course! I’m just one proud Grandma — I wish everyone the best of luck and a trip (at least) to NYC!

    May 1st, 2007 at 12:17 pm

  5. Tara says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I know your babies are cute, but my baby is beautiful, wonderful, cute, fun, outgoing, happy, precious, intelligent, friendly, and……. you get the picture right? My husband and I are truly blessed to have such a wonderful little girl!!!

    May 3rd, 2007 at 11:28 am

  6. Tara says:

    Mommy and Daddy love you Madison!!! We hope to be a finalist for the Babytalk Magazine. See you in NYC!!!

    May 3rd, 2007 at 11:33 am