Regis & Kelly Beautiful Baby Search 2009

Update: Click here for 2010 contest details.

It’s here, the one baby contest you can’t ignore: The Regis & Kelly Beautiful Baby Search 2009. It has a $125,000 first prize and your kid appears on the cover of Parenting Magazine. Plus, there’s the whole thing about meeting Kelly Ripa in person (dads, you with me?) and pressing your index finger against Regis‘ forehead to see if he’s real.

The Stakes:

  1. Grand prize: $125,000 for 4-years of college education and your child on the cover of Parenting Magazine, Early Years edition.
  2. Four runners up: $25,000 for 1-year of college education.
  3. Ten semi-finalists: one year’s worth of Gerber’s Start Healthy, Stay Healthy food ($1,000 value).

The Details, Summarized:

  1. Your baby must be between 6 and 48 months (4 years) old, and a citizen of the United States or Canada (Quebec and US territories are ineligible).
  2. Submit a non-professional photo of your baby taken in the last month. Twins, triplets, etc. can be entered with a single photo.
  3. Enter the contest by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, February 13, 2009. Photo receipt will not be acknowledged.
  4. Send your submission via the contest website (or snail mail a photo to the address listed in the contest rules).
  5. Your photo should be a JPG or GIF, sized to 150KB or smaller. The photo becomes the property of Live with Regis & Kelly and could be shown on TV even if you don’t win.

Dates to Remember:

  1. Entry deadline: 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, February 13, 2009.
  2. Week of March 2, 2009: potential semi-finalists will be notified by telephone with 3 attempts made. You snooze, you lose.
  3. Week of March 9, 2009: Ten semi-finalists’ pictures appear on the LIVE TV show and website. The public votes for 5 of the 10 semi-finalists. [History tells us voting is likely limited to a 24-hour period.]
  4. (Guessing:) Week of March 9, 2009: Five finalists appear in New York on LIVE with Regis & Kelly. [Last year, once the 5 finalists were chosen, they were whisked away to New York ASAP.]

Links:

  1. Official contest entry form
  2. Official contest rules
  3. Tips from Parenting Magazine on what makes a good photo (short answer: head shot, looking at the camera with spirit)
  4. Parenting’s pages about the 2008 winner and 50 other photos they liked
  5. 2007′s winner and semi-finalists
  6. 2008′s winner and semi-finalists
  7. Thingamababy’s first-hand account from a finalist in the 2008 contest (the whole whirlwind experience)

Note: Thingamababy is not hosting this contest and cannot provide you technical support. Click the links above for official rules and entry information.

Unofficially, discuss the contest below for fun. Are you entering your child?

Update: The 10 semi-finalists are displayed below.

Photos of the ten semi-finalists.

Here are the 5 finalists…

Photos of the five finalists.

Update: Click here for 2010 contest details.

Comments

281 Responses to “Regis & Kelly Beautiful Baby Search 2009”

  1. Erin G says:

    sure, why not?

    January 13th, 2009 at 8:02 am

  2. AJ says:

    One difference I noticed from years past is a clause about how to enter twins and triplets. Maybe it was done to avoid some of the questions they receive, but I can’t help thinking a set of twins or triplets will, hey look!, be finalists this year.

    January 13th, 2009 at 8:57 am

  3. Andie says:

    My beautiful baby (ok 3 year old) and I live in Montreal, QC, Canada-WHY is she excluded? Sigh…

    January 13th, 2009 at 10:15 am

  4. AJ says:

    I suspect the exclusion is due to Quebec’s law that requires contest materials be printed in French. Translating them into English is optional.

    I’ll hazard a guess that means anytime Regis or Kelly mention the contest on air they would be pausing every other sentence while Gelman translates their words into French.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_of_the_French_Language#Commerce_and_business

    January 13th, 2009 at 10:56 am

  5. Sara says:

    I’ll probably enter, if I can get a good pic of my almost 3-y-o in the next month. I think he is beautiful, but what Mom doesn’t think that of her kids? Normally this kind of thing is not my style, but the prize is just TOO awesome to pass on trying, ya know?

    January 13th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

  6. Nancy says:

    I have no shame in entering my kids in these contests. Why not? Now to get a good picture of my 2 year old…

    January 13th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

  7. Allison says:

    Something about this contest makes me uncomfortable but I haven’t been able to figure out exactly why yet? Maybe it is just my strong dislike of Parenting Magazine and Regis and Kelly…or maybe just the superficiality of giving money to someone, even as a baby, because they are “beautiful”…or maybe it is that the babies are mostly too young to understand what is going on…

    I can totally understand the draw of entering though and I certainly don’t think this contest will harm the children who participate in it. The prizes are great, money for college is fantastic.

    January 14th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

  8. CHuck says:

    Does anyone else see a problem with this:
    “Entry deadline: 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, February 13, 2009.”

    Feb 13 was yesterday, and it was a Tuesday.
    So when’s the actual due date? Is it to late?

    January 14th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

  9. AJ says:

    No problem. It’s January at the moment.

    January 14th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

  10. Nick R. says:

    I would enter my kiddo, but she has yet to be born (May 5th!!!). I did tell my sis-in-law to get her kid in there. He is super cute.

    January 15th, 2009 at 7:47 am

  11. Andie says:

    Ah yes..the language police…Merde! Thanks AJ-here I thought they were just afraid of the legendary beauty of Montrealers!

    Cheers- and good look to Thinga-readers who enter!

    January 15th, 2009 at 9:12 am

  12. missy says:

    Sent in a picture of my 3 year old twins yesterday. Got an e-mail this morning saying it had been received. E-mail also said that additional pictures wil not be considered. I had the camera out all night last night trying to get the perfect shot. I would have been more selective if I had known that.

    January 16th, 2009 at 4:22 am

  13. Jimbo says:

    Darn, our little guy isn’t 6 months yet! That’s too bad because he’s the cutest little guy in the whole universe. ;-)

    January 16th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

  14. Erica says:

    Did everyone else get an email too? I just want to make sure mine went through. Thanks

    January 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

  15. Tara says:

    I submitted my daughters pic/info Tuesday night and never got a confirmation email, so I resent it yesterday (Fri) and immediately received an email that it had been received. The gallery is posted with some of the cutie pies pics, but I noticed it seems like a lot more pics are posted of children with names that start with “A”….my daughter’s name starts with an “S” and I noticed there was only one pic of baby with a name starting with “S”…wondering if it is automatically programmed to randomly select???? Maybe I’m reading WAY too much into it…………..Good luck to all of you!

    January 17th, 2009 at 11:15 am

  16. Erica says:

    Thanks Tara! I just uploaded it again and got the email too.

    January 17th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

  17. Greta says:

    I submitted my pics (2 daughters to enter) on day 1 and then tried to submit a different pic of one of the girls the other day. I received the “e-mail” at that point. So, I’m wondering if you get that “e-mail” if you send in a second entry for the same child – since it quotes the “one entry per nominee” rule. And both Tara and Erica received it upon their second submissions (like I did). Any thoughts?

    January 17th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

  18. Tara says:

    Greta,
    I submitted my son’s picture for the first time tonight, and I immediately received an email back confirming my entry.

    January 17th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

  19. Tara says:

    I would probably submit your daughter’s entry again so you are certain it was received. :)

    January 17th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

  20. Greta says:

    I think I will, Tara. Dang, it’s so confusing :)

    January 18th, 2009 at 6:41 am

  21. jen says:

    For the picture that can be submitted, 30 days from what date??? So when the official contest beging? when were people allowed to dend photos in? so i can tell if my picture was taken “within a month”???will someone please help me

    January 19th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

  22. AJ says:

    The entry period is roughly Jan. 13 to Feb. 13. I’d say 30 days from the date you submit the photo.

    January 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

  23. Elaine says:

    I did not receive an email when I submitted my entry either. I did get a thank you for your submission, on the same page I uploaded my photo on, a few seconds after it was uploaded.

    Any thoughts about that?

    January 20th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

  24. Greta says:

    I actually sent in a pic I took on 12/10/08. I think the idea is simply to have a very recent pic of your child, not one that you took 4 or 5 months ago. But, who knows, maybe they’ll trhow mine out b/c it’s not after 12/12/08 (one month prior to the contest start date). I sure hope not.

    January 20th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

  25. kingsmom says:

    I accidently posted on the wrong page…oops.

    I sent in a photo of my son yesterday. It took about 20 minutes for me to get the confirmation email. Good luck to everyone who enters!

    January 20th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

  26. readtherules says:

    I think everyone needs to read the official contest rules. It pretty much describes the requirements. If not listed, it isn’t required.

    January 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 am

  27. Shelley says:

    Does anyone know if the winners have typically appeared in the parenting.com galleries or not? They don’t say if their choices for the website galleries are random. Just curious!

    January 22nd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

  28. Amanda says:

    I think this is a wonderful idea, but everyone needs to realize there are so many entries and only one winner. This doesn’t mean all children are not beautiful. I entered my 10 month old because I find him gorgeous but that doesn’t mean they will. I wish all of your children the the best of luck! I guess we’ll all know in March!!!

    January 22nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm

  29. Renee says:

    This is my first year entering. Last year they had over 300,000 entries. Pretty much a long shot even if you have the most beautiful kid ever. I think it has to be the perfect picture and hit the judges just right. Would be nice. Either way, Good Luck to All.

    January 23rd, 2009 at 4:53 am

  30. Erin says:

    We’ll be entering in our bundle of joy. Every baby is beautiful, imaginative and curious. Good luck to everyone! Thank you, GiGi, for letting us know about this!

    January 23rd, 2009 at 8:31 am

  31. Julie says:

    Shelley, with last years finalist only a few were in the galleries. The overall winner was not in the gallery at all. I think only 4 of the 10 were in either gallery. It’s all just very random. My daughters picture was not in a gallery at all last year, but on 2 different days her picture was shown on the show.

    January 24th, 2009 at 9:38 am

  32. Tam says:

    Hi there! I think this will be my 4th year entering this contest (I have 3 boys). Never once has one of my sons photos been shown on air or in either the Parenting or Regis galleries. Which always left me always wondering if my entries were never received or if they were disqualified for some reason. I was happy to get that confirmation e-mail this time, letting me know they got my entry! I’d be thrilled if they showed our photo on the show! Julie – did they contact you and let you know your child’s photo would be shown on the air? I guess you had to fill out that on air release form? Best of luck to everyone! I think next year will be my last shot at this. My youngest boy is 2 1/2 now.

    January 24th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

  33. Shelley says:

    Julie-

    Thanks so much for letting me know this. This is my first time entering. My mother-in-law told me about the contest and when I saw the prizes I couldn’t resist. Good luck to everyone, and I agree, all of the babies are beautiful!

    January 24th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

  34. Shelley says:

    Oh yeah, and that is so cool that your photo was on the show!

    January 24th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

  35. Elaine says:

    Tam I was wondering when you received the confirmation email. Was it right after you sent the picture? I only got an email when I tried to send my photo for the second time.

    January 24th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

  36. Tam says:

    Elaine, I got it pretty much immediately after I submitted my online entry. My guess is that yours didn’t go through the first time, but did the second time. I think it’s nice that they are doing that this time around – so we don’t all wonder if our emails made it through.

    January 25th, 2009 at 6:44 am

  37. Elaine says:

    Thanks Tam… I went back and entered my other child a second time also, and got the email.. Thanks for answering, I guess they both did not go through the first time. I agree,it is nice, that we know they got the sumbissions this year.

    January 25th, 2009 at 8:27 am

  38. Greta says:

    I kept sending my pics until I got the e-mail (about 10 -20 min later), since EVERYONE else got an e-mail…ha ha. Now I’m done – just sit, wait, and watch…but with 3 kids age 3 and under I don’t do much sitting or waiting (the DVR at least helps with the watching!).

    January 25th, 2009 at 8:30 am

  39. Janis Epperson says:

    Every parent believes that their child is beautiful. However, I do not believe, i am convinced. “Why not?”, I say to every parent when considering contest. It helps a child grow up with self-esteem. Even if they dont win teach them that their beautiful anyway, or like I do with my Daughter Kalea, show them. Not enough children understand their beauty.

    January 25th, 2009 at 10:30 am

  40. lynette emerson says:

    I sent my grandaughters picture in this evening and heard right back. Am so glad to have this chance so share how beautiful she is with the all of you. After two awful misscarriges she was finally here with us healthy and beautiful as you can see. Thank you for this wonderful chance.

    January 25th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

  41. Ron P says:

    We are from British Columbia, Canada. We notice that the Photo Gallery shows no babies from Canada ?? Last time I checked the contest is open to Canadians?? Please show some of our very good looking babies. Thank you

    February 3rd, 2009 at 7:50 am

  42. Julie says:

    Tam and Shelley,
    I was not told my daughters picture would be on the show. It just was there. I entered like 3-4 different pictures last year and they showed 2 of them. They were just on the screen behind Regis. I DVR’ed the show that entire week. It was so cool. I didn’t even know her picture was received and there it was. Unfortunately we moved a few months later and I had to turn in my cable box so I no longer have them and my camera deleted all my pictures.

    I just entered her again for this year and I didn’t get an email. It seemed to upload and then returned me to the enter screen. Did that happen to anyone else?

    February 3rd, 2009 at 2:07 pm

  43. Allison says:

    Why do they have to be over the age of 6 months?

    February 3rd, 2009 at 2:19 pm

  44. Cyansmom says:

    My daughter is 53 months old being 4 and 5 months. Does she not qualify??? I did send an entry and I did get an email. Does she not qualify???

    February 3rd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

  45. Amanda says:

    Julie,

    I entered a picture of my son and immediately got a confirmation email that the picture had been received. I would suggest sending it again just so you know for certain it was entered. Best of Luck!

    February 4th, 2009 at 5:36 am

  46. Tam says:

    Have they started showing kids’ pictures on the show yet? I always seem to miss it running kids back and forth. Tam

    February 4th, 2009 at 7:53 am

  47. Julie says:

    Tam,
    They start showing them the week of March 9th. The whole week is dedicated to the baby search.

    I have submitted my picture over 5 times and finally this last time got an upload successful message, but still no email. I hope they got it.

    February 4th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

  48. Greta says:

    Allison – I would imagine that they do not include younger than 6 months for several reasons. First, as my husband says, most babies (younger than 6 months) look alike. While this is not total “truth”, I do agree, that most babies have similar round heads, big beautiful eyes, etc. It’s about that time that they are just begining to lose excess baby fat and starting to look like an individual with distinct characteristics. Second, I would imagine there are some liability issues with travelling with an infant.

    That’s why I think they don’t open it up to younger than 6 months – just my opinion…and I have a 2 month old myself…

    February 4th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

  49. NSP76 says:

    Would someone mind posting their confirmation email – with your identifying info removed, of course. Hopefully, this will jog my memory if I actually received a confirmation email or not. I can’t recall.
    At the very least, can someone tell me what the subject line read?
    I don’t want to resubmit and chance being disqualified for entering twice.
    Thanks in advance.

    February 9th, 2009 at 6:06 am

  50. Molly says:

    Thanks for the tip about the email message in response to an entry. I was tempted to snail-mail in my entry to be sure it was received, but knowing I’d get confirmation by email let me go with the MUCH easier electronic entry. I got a message back in about 30 minutes. I hope AJ is right about twins winning this year – I just entered my 2-year-old girls. It’s a long shot, but sure would put a dent in two college tuition bills…

    February 9th, 2009 at 9:43 am

  51. Katie says:

    The first time I entered my daughter’s photo I didn’t get an e-mail confirmation. I re-entered, got the e-mail, and a few days later it was on the Regis and Kelly website, (YAY!). Her name is Taiya :)

    I honestly don’t have a clue how they can narrow it down to the top 10. Every baby is beautiful and unique! I love looking at all the little cuties! Good luck everyone!

    February 9th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  52. Orlando says:

    I will be Entering my little boy, he and the rest of the contestant are beautiful and I wish everyone thats participating in this contest the best of luck, we are all winners cause we have our joy and the best prize infront of us..

    February 9th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

  53. Renee says:

    Katie,
    Your daughter is adorable. I don’t know how they narrow it down either. I mean how out of over 300,000 entries can they pick one over another. I mean last year’s winner Ella was adorable, but I didn’t see anything in her submission photo that set her apart. I actually thought their were other better entries. But she was cute. I know I wouldn’t want to be a judge. It really comes down to a photo hitting the judges just right at just the right time. That’s cool that your daughter made the gallery. So many enter and don’t even make the gallery.

    February 9th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

  54. Tam says:

    Katie- what a thrill to see your child in that gallery! Several years I’ve entered kiddos, and I’ve never been on any gallery – or on air! I guess I can stop checking each day to see if my son’s picture will show up in there. Sounds like yours showed up pretty quickly after submission. Anyway … very cool!!

    February 10th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

  55. Katie says:

    I entered Taiya last year, (what I think was her cutest picture ever), and never saw it in the gallery or on TV. So I am excited to see it in the gallery!

    You know,the reason she ended up in the gallery so fast is may just be because I entered the first day. I hope everyone gets to see there sweet little ones up there soon!

    February 10th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

  56. Jodee says:

    You think with this being a pretty baby contest they would accept children under the age of 6 months.

    February 10th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

  57. Jessica says:

    Stupid question….but to have your childs photo appear on the show, do you have to fill out the ‘on air photo release’?

    February 16th, 2009 at 6:15 am

  58. Proudmama says:

    Hello All — I just wanted to wish everyone good luck this year, and thanks to all who supported my daughter Gianna last year. With the help of Thingamababy, Gianna was one of the Top 5 Finalists. What an experience it was. I would think that they would be making calls next week or the week after about potential finalists.. tons of questions and paperwork.

    February 16th, 2009 at 9:55 am

  59. Tam says:

    Thanks, Proudmama! Good to see you here again! So, did you enter Gianna again or was she too old this time around? Did you enter her little sister this time? I’d love to see the photo you entered if you did! Was Gianna on both Regis & Kelly’s gallery page last year as well as the parenting.com gallery? Seems like she was. Also, I remember seeing her photo shown on air way before finalists were announced. Did they contact you prior to that to get a written on-air release to show the photo on the air … or were you just surprised by it? I’ve entered a few times and have never seen a photo on air or on either gallery. This year, I think I entered the best photo I’ve ever snapped of my son. If it doesn’t make it in … I don’t think we ever will! Next year is our last shot anyway! Best of luck to everyone! Please post if you get a call!

    February 17th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

  60. Proudmama says:

    Hi –

    No I did not enter Gianna again this year, she is still eligible, but we were lucky enough to get as far as we did with gianna. Yes, i did enter Ava in this year (little sister). not sure how I can post the picture on here. gianna was in both galleries last year. yes her picture ws shown (when Howie Mandel co-hosted). I did not sign anything.. just a surprise.they do always update the galleries.. good luck!!!

    February 17th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

  61. ERin says:

    Hi, Proudmama, your daughter is so beautiful! Does the younger daughter look like Gianna? Wouldn’t that be cool if she was chosen as well?! Anyways, did you send your pic by email last year and if so, did you recieve an email conformation? And did you send it more than once? ALL BABIES ARE BEAUTIFUL! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    February 19th, 2009 at 6:36 am

  62. Proudmama says:

    Hi Erin –
    Thanks! My younger daughter resembles Gianna however has her own look. I sent Gianna’s picture last year by email, and get an auto-mated response that it was accepted. I only submitted the one picture.

    February 19th, 2009 at 10:00 am

  63. Renee says:

    Hi Proudmama,
    I remember Gianna from last year. She is beautiful. Has Gianna done anymore modeling? I think I remember the Parenting staff saying on their website that she had a real future in the business. Good Luck this year to you and everyone. I’d be happy just to see my son in the gallery. :-)

    February 19th, 2009 at 10:20 am

  64. Proudmama says:

    Thanks!

    Gianna has not done any more modeling,she was called to a few open calls, but I leave it up to her whether or not she wants to go. So far she doesn’t want to, and I am not going to force her into anything either. We were so lucky for the experience last year.

    February 19th, 2009 at 10:55 am

  65. Bonnie says:

    Hello Proudmama

    Is Ava’s picture on the online gallery? Gianna is a beautiful little girl! You are truly blessed. When did they contact you and tell you Gianna was semi finalist?

    February 19th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

  66. Tam says:

    I’m with you, Renee. I’d just be thrilled to see my kiddo in one of the galleries! It’s too bad they can’t show each and every entry in that Regis and Kelly gallery. Does anyone know if they’ve been showing a few photos here and there on the show? I always seem to miss it with child drop off and/or pick up each day at that time.

    February 19th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

  67. Renee says:

    Tam,
    I wish they could show every child too, but I understand logistically with around 300,000 entries it would be impossible. I do think they should maybe swap the gallary out on a weekly basis. There are kids that have been on there since the beginning. I think that way they would be able to get more entries shown. They have had a few photos here and there, usually with some theme. Other than that, I think the majority will come the week of March 9.

    February 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

  68. ERin says:

    I am afraid my picture didn’t even go through…I never received anything saying it was accepted…only what popped up after I sent my entry…which I don’t remember what it said. :(

    February 20th, 2009 at 4:57 am

  69. FunContest! says:

    Hi all! So glad to find this conversation. And I agree with the other comments about not wanting to be a judge! What a job they have! I randomly checked the parenting.com website one day and my daughter was on their main page. Such a fun surprise. With all the entries though, I’m certainly not expecting her to be a semi-finalist. I really do love seeing all the beautiful babies. We are lucky to be parents/grandparents/aunts, etc. Good luck to all!

    February 21st, 2009 at 7:42 pm

  70. Molly says:

    There are a bunch of new babies in the galleries this week!

    February 24th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

  71. Karen says:

    Googled and found this blog, thanks Molly for letting us know there were new pics up on the gallery. I entered my daughter, Addison, for the first time this year. She is 21 months. I love to look at the pictures of all the babies/toddlers. I could never in a million years pick a favorite as a judge. It is nice to know other people had the same questions I did. Best of luck to all, I think the prize of $ for education is incredible.

    February 24th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

  72. erica says:

    Yes it looks like they took a lot down and put new ones up! Please post next week if you get a call so we will be ready to vote! Good Luck!

    February 25th, 2009 at 7:44 am

  73. Jennifer says:

    I too did not get the confirmation email the first time so I resubmitted it and then got it but I felt with the comment only one submission, I was kind of being yelled at for resubmitting. Anyhow, I then saw the form for air show release and emailed the “contact us” for questions and asked if that needed to be filled in ahead of time and 5 weeks later, still no response. Good luck to all.

    February 26th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

  74. ERin says:

    Well, Good luck to you all and I will keep in touch. Anyone with a semifinalist, make sure you announce it and I will vote for your child and have my family & friends to vote, as well!

    February 27th, 2009 at 5:44 am

  75. Natalie says:

    Hello everyone- I found this by google as well. What an exciting contest. Good luck to all of you. It seems like they finally have updated their galleries, but I still see some of the original ones too. I entered my daughter Ava,9 months, but her pic is not on either sites. All the babies are adorable! Does anyone know if you are notified if your child is a finalist before the show goes to air on March 9th? Don’t want to get my hopes up since all the babies I have seen are gorgeous. It will be interesting to see what the judges are looking for. Good luck again to everyone!

    February 27th, 2009 at 8:05 am

  76. dawn says:

    How long do you have to wait to see your babys picture in the gallery???

    February 27th, 2009 at 9:24 am

  77. FunContest! says:

    FYI – They put new pictures up at parenting.com.

    February 27th, 2009 at 10:11 am

  78. Proudmama says:

    Hi Everyone — My daughter Ava is not featured in any galleries this time around, we were truly blessed with the chance to appear on TV last time with Gianna. If anyone is called, they will receive a phone call prior to the show as there is plenty of paperwork to fill out if you are a finalist! Good Luck to all!!!

    February 27th, 2009 at 11:36 am

  79. Tam says:

    My little guy isn’t on the galleries either. Major bummer. With that many entries, I didn’t really expect to win … even though I think my son is adorable! But, I really had my fingers crossed that this year we’d make it on a gallery or on air. Maybe on baby week they’ll show his photo! Tam

    February 27th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

  80. dana says:

    I checked, and had 2 friends check, to see if there was a “one photo per child” rule. Not mentioned anywhere on the site. I entered multiple pics and got a response that only one could be submitted.

    February 28th, 2009 at 5:52 am

  81. AJ says:

    The rules state: “Send us a recent photo of your baby. [...] To enter by mail, include with your baby’s photograph… [...] Or you can enter by logging on to our Web site [...] There you will find instructions on [...] attaching to the message the properly formatted photo.”

    Each reference is to a single photo and the submission form only allows you to submit one photo.

    February 28th, 2009 at 7:20 am

  82. Sarah says:

    I googled the baby contest and came across this website. I did get an email confirmation after submitting my son Lachlan’s picture. I’ve checked and have not seen it on any of the galleries. I also watched as they’ve been showing a few pictures of the kids entered on the show. My dh said, they probably wont pick our son because Regis won’t know how to say his name! lol

    For the record, my son is Lachlan and it’s pronounced “lock len”. I hope I at least see his picture in one of the galleries or shown on air.

    Good luck to all the beautiful entrants!

    March 2nd, 2009 at 7:23 am

  83. Greta says:

    Round 8 posted on parenting.com

    I haven’t gotten a phone call – didn’t expect to, but certainly hoped to :)

    March 2nd, 2009 at 2:30 pm

  84. Renee says:

    Anyone get a phone call?

    March 2nd, 2009 at 3:31 pm

  85. Nina says:

    Hi,
    Proudmama – when did the show call you to let you know that Gianna was one of the finalists?
    They are supposed to let people know this week. I was wondering if they call in the beginning of the week or end.
    Good Luck to all.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 6:33 am

  86. ERin says:

    No phone call here…They call people anytime this week, correct? proudmamma, did they call you the first day???

    March 3rd, 2009 at 7:17 am

  87. Karen says:

    No call here either! Ug! I know the odds are slim but someone has to be picked, right? :-D The official rules say the “week of March 2nd” so…hopeully the phone can still ring for any of us.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 7:40 am

  88. Greta says:

    Proudmama got her call on Monday – I checked with her write-up from last year. I know…bummer…

    March 3rd, 2009 at 7:43 am

  89. Lisa says:

    Everytime my phone rings I get excited and then disappointed. I’m assuming if there were 300,000 entries last year there will be a lot more this year. Like Karen said odds are slim, but someone has to win. I just hope they post somewhere when all 10 contestants have been notified so I can peel my cellphone from my hand.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 8:31 am

  90. Kingsmom says:

    No call here – I’m blaming it on the weather yesterday! ;)

    March 3rd, 2009 at 8:51 am

  91. erica says:

    no call here but still hoping!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 8:55 am

  92. Jessica says:

    Hi! I found this website through google as well! I entered my daughter Abigail in the contest and she is not on either of the websites either. Everytime the phone rings, I jump, hoping its about the contest but no luck. Good luck to everyone!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 9:50 am

  93. erica says:

    I just checked their website and they have used another program to show the pictures. It looks like they are finshed with the A names and working on the B’s. Check it out. That is the most pictures i have seen so maybe they are trying to show all of them.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 10:45 am

  94. Proudmama says:

    I got a call last year on a Monday — and it actually was around 4:30 pm (EST) time.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 11:05 am

  95. Karen says:

    I checked out the new format, my daughter still isn’t up there. Oh well, maybe next year!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 11:56 am

  96. scomp says:

    Should I assume that all semifinalists have been called already?

    March 3rd, 2009 at 12:13 pm

  97. Amy says:

    My son’s picture was shown on the show on the last day of the contest. I was hoping for a call too, but nothing yet. I know the odds are against us, but I can’t help but hope!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 12:17 pm

  98. Elaine says:

    Oh my goodness, so many cute children on the new format. They are not even done yet. Wow, how can you pick ten kids, from all those adorable children?

    March 3rd, 2009 at 2:05 pm

  99. Greta says:

    Intersting new format…yes, it looks like they are on the B’s. Of course, I have a “V” and a “Z”…ha ha!!!!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 2:31 pm

  100. FunContest! says:

    I would love for them to just post somewhere that all the semi-finalists had been notified so I don’t have to think about it anymore! The odds are soooo slim but wouldn’t it be fun!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 5:33 pm

  101. Karen says:

    Gosh, I know exactly what you mean ‘FunContest’…

    March 3rd, 2009 at 5:48 pm

  102. Amanda says:

    I know what you mean too! I have been worrying since Sunday night. I knew going in that the odds were against us, but hey I am still able to hope. So many beauties and so little of chances. Oh well, I guess there’s next year. And I also seen another contest for Babytalk for a chance to grace the cover and it starts this month. Everyone check it out, you never know you little cutie has just as much a chance as anyone else!!!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 6:14 pm

  103. NSP76 says:

    I feel like such a dork. I had two calls on Monday that were from restricted numbers and I’ve haven’t received that type of call in ages. I didn’t make it to the phone to pick it up and no message was left. I convinced myself I missed ‘the big call’ until I came down from the clouds and realized they would have left a voicemail. Good luck to everyone.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 7:55 pm

  104. alverna says:

    I entered my 22 month old and got a confirmation email but I still don’t see her pic in the gallery any thoughts as to why her pic isn’t posted. At what point do they start contacting you.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 7:57 pm

  105. alverna says:

    Do you think a bad snow storm could delay the results because we did just have a very bad snow storm.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

  106. Amanda says:

    Alverna,

    Not every child’s photo is posted. My son’s hasn’t been on anything either. I guess it’s just the luck of the draw. I thought about the snow storm too, but I am sure they would have known the finalists before Monday anyways. Have you checked the Parenting website?

    March 4th, 2009 at 4:45 am

  107. Margaret says:

    Back in 2006 when the contest was in Feb. my daughter got a phone call on Feb.14 telling her that her son was a potential finalist!!!!! They faxed a paper to her and she had to sign it and fax it back to them!!!!!! The next day his picture was shown on TV but when they called my daughter they did not say anything about showing his picture on TV the following day!!!! Jeremy didn’t make one of the ten finalist but it was still exciting to get that phone call!!!!!!! The rules are alot clearer now when she received that phone call she thought he was a finalist but was told he was a POTENTIAL finalist and the final 10 would be announced on Monday and to watch the show!!!!!!!! The rules back then never said anything about potential finalist. They made it sound like if you got a phone call you were a finalist!!!!!

    March 4th, 2009 at 6:24 am

  108. Proudmama says:

    Based on my expeience last year with Gianna — at this point we were filling out tons of paperwork (nothing confirmed us a finalist), but just preliminary stuff. So I am sure that if there are potential finalists, they would have been contated by now. I also missed the first phone call last year however they did leave a message to call them back.

    March 4th, 2009 at 7:26 am

  109. Margaret says:

    In 2006 when you entered the contest all you had to do was send a picture in ,there was not any paper work! We understood if you were called the week oF Feb.13 2006 you were one of the 10 semi=finalist but that was not so because they told her he was a potential finalist and gave her a phone number to call if she had any other questions after getting the paper she had to fill in,to call them before faxing it back to them!!!!! We did call them back and they did say he was a potential finalist and to watch the show that following Monday!!!!!!! The rules this year do mention Potential finalist!! But it does seem like you had to fill out papers when you entered the picture back then we did not feel out any papers when we sent the picture!!!!!!! The reason we called back because my daughter was so excited to get the phone call she wasn’t sure what they told her!!!!!!!!!

    March 4th, 2009 at 8:46 am

  110. Kingsmom says:

    Total bummer. Even thought we haven’t made any of the galleries, I’d still love to share a photo of my little one with you guys. Here’s a link.

    http://kingsmom.blogspot.com/2009/01/baby-search-part-ii.html

    Maybe next year!

    March 4th, 2009 at 9:05 am

  111. ChadsMomma says:

    I just can’t stand it, I wish they’d just say they’ve called everyone already and it’s over :) It was fun entering and wishing for a trip to NYC, good luck to everyone!

    March 4th, 2009 at 9:45 am

  112. ChadsMomma says:

    Chad made it to the gallery on the first day pics were posted. It didn’t look like the pics changed at all the way until 2/13 so he was up there for awhile. Then all of a sudden it looked alike a new group of kids last week. Then now today a whole new gallery altogether. Looks like they’re trying to post all pics? Only up to the B’s it looks like.

    March 4th, 2009 at 9:47 am

  113. Amanda says:

    Kingsmom,

    Oh my goodness, he is priceless. Those dimples of his are absolutely gorgeous!!! I don’t know how they could choose just 10. I wish I knew how you did that so everyone could see my little joy. Best wishes next year!

    March 4th, 2009 at 11:40 am

  114. Kingsmom says:

    Round 9 of pics is up on the Parenting website.

    March 4th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

  115. Momof3redheads says:

    I’m so bummed. I see that I’m not the only mother upset about not getting a call! You’re not alone ladies! :>) I jumped at every phone call on Monday. Sigh! I guess it wasn’t meant to be. How they choose out of sooo many entries I do not know. I’m so disappointed.

    March 4th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

  116. alverna says:

    has any1 been contacted thus far. I know we just had a very bad snow storm which is preventing a lot of travel is it possible they post poned it or maybe they are giving the potential finalist less notice.

    March 4th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

  117. alverna says:

    I wish all of you best of luck I will be entering both of my girls next year.

    March 5th, 2009 at 8:05 am

  118. Robin says:

    Wow! So many entries…it’s hard to imagine how they choose from so many beautiful babies. We’re all so blessed! Hats off to all of you for loving your little one so much. We all have little winners. Congrats to all the semi-finalists!
    Many blessings!

    P.S. I’m so glad to be able to come here and read all the comments.

    March 5th, 2009 at 10:46 am

  119. Natalie says:

    I checked the new gallery again and parenting. com site- and still no sign of my gorgeous baby. Oh well–I guess there is always next year. Surely,someone would have been notified by now if they were a finalist? I wish they would at least posted somewhere that the semifinalists have been picked.

    March 5th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

  120. Karen says:

    Natalie- Same boat here, my daughter is not on either site. :-( Maybe they will show both of our babies on R&K next week. :-)

    March 5th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

  121. alverna says:

    1 day left have faith as I do the best are always saved for last and because of the weather and delays in travel they may have every1 waiting til the last minute. They change things every year so maybe they are giving the potential finallist a little less notice. All I can say again is keep the faith and wait maybe someone will call 2morrow.

    March 5th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

  122. Jackie says:

    Alverna,
    I felt so much better after reading your post!! I like that you are so optimistic!! Thank you so much!!

    March 5th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

  123. Jackie says:

    Kingsmom,
    Your son is adorable! I wish you and everyone who entered lots of luck!!

    March 5th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

  124. Greta says:

    Neither of my girls made the R&K website. My oldest will be too old next year, but the other 2 will still be eligible. I have at least 3 more years of stressing over this contest…ha ha!

    March 5th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

  125. Jackie says:

    Round 10 of pictures is up on Parenting website.

    March 6th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

  126. Greta says:

    Keep in mind that there are less than 1,000 pics posted on the R&K website, and only about 320 on the parenting.com website. If there are over 300,000 entries, then you have a 1 in 300 chance of being posted. In truth, it’s probably less than that.

    And as for professional pics, I think if they wanted to pick you as a finalist, you’d be contacted no matter what. I’d imagine they’d contact you regarding the pic. Proudmama from last year had a “professional looking” pic, but she’s just like me – a mom with a good camera and an interest in photography. I have a Nikon D80, which is as good or better than some of our local photographers cameras.

    And keep in mind, they are probably trying to get a good assortment of boys and girls and looks, so my blonde blue-eyed girl is probably only vying for 1 of 3 or 4 spots, not 10.

    Of course, all of this is just MY opinion :)

    March 7th, 2009 at 8:38 am

  127. Momof3redheads says:

    I’ve wondered what the judges really look for. If they have over 300,00 entries, there’s no way just a few judges can look through all of them. I wonder if they have interns sort through them initially?
    My daughter is 2yrs old and has blue eyes and long curly red hair. She’s not on either website. Oh, well. She’s MY beautiful baby! :>)
    I think there are sooooo many entries, the odds are just tremendous. Some kids just get lucky. :>)

    March 7th, 2009 at 11:59 am

  128. alverna says:

    They say that every year they do things different every year so I say to all of you keep the faith and someone may call you tomorrow. My then 22 month old is now 23 months old. She is Black, white and japanese. she has green eyes and a head full of curls. Everyone tells me she is beautiful. I will be entering her and her 6 month sister next year hopin 1 if not both of them place in the top ten. I just wish we all knew what they were lookin for so we could use that when takin our pics. Every1 keep the faith for the God will work it out. I know if I don’t make it with Alisha this year that it wasn’t in God’s plans for us. God bless and Good luck 2 all.

    March 8th, 2009 at 5:59 am

  129. alverna says:

    Has any1 got a phone call yet?

    March 8th, 2009 at 6:00 am

  130. Jackie says:

    It is so strange…..either no one has gotten a phone call yet and we are going to find out tomorrow (in the “we received your submission” e-mail they sent it stated to “watch on Monday to see if your baby is a top ten finalist”) or they have contacted the finalist and advised them to keep quiet (the rules state that “potential finalist will be called the week of March 2″)….I’m not sure….

    March 8th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

  131. stephen says:

    I heard from my mother that they actually showed my daughters picture on the March 6th episode. I am in the Navy and currently on deployment and Im trying to find a recording of the full episode from that day, but am only able to find the 1st 20 minutes and the interview with the twin brothers from that day. Can anyone help me out??

    March 8th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

  132. alverna says:

    According to Fridays Show Kelly said the winners will be announced and Notified Monday and all the finalist will arrive by Wednesday so maybe just maybe they will notify some of us Tomorrow. Best of luck to every1

    March 8th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

  133. Greta says:

    You guys are so optimistic…I love it. Unfortuantely, they have to of already contacted the “potential” semi-finalists because of all the paperwork that has to be completed and the iteneraries (spelling?) that have to be made…the top 5 have to leave right after being announced on Tuesday. Not trying to rain on your parade…sorry…

    March 8th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

  134. alverna says:

    true greta but maybe things changed this year every1 said they change things up and not only that but a lot of travel has been delayed due to the storm we had here on the east coast

    March 9th, 2009 at 4:26 am

  135. Tam says:

    Well – I’m sure you have seen – the top ten is posted. I’ve already voted for my five. There are some cuties in this bunch!

    March 9th, 2009 at 5:37 am

  136. Renee says:

    I voted. Not sure how they chose. Seriously thought there were cuter ones in the gallery. But what do I know. Seriously, think they just blindly picked. Good Luck to all the Semifinalists.

    March 9th, 2009 at 5:56 am

  137. mary gargano says:

    yes i was also one of the parent that did enter. I to was told that she would be in the photo gallery and she is not. She not in any photo gallary ………kinda disapointed. thanks again mary gargano

    March 9th, 2009 at 6:03 am

  138. Natalie says:

    Renee- totally agree with you there. What stood out to the judges? This year I can’t tell. I voted already too. To tell you the truth I was a bit disappointed, not just because my baby was not selected, but because there was only one real “baby” as a finalist under 1 year old. Most were over 3 years old. When judges are looking at potential finalists there is a big difference between looking at a chubby baby with little hair and a few teeth vs. a toddler, or almost school age child that has longer hair, not as much baby fat, and all of his/her teeth, can pose for the camera, etc. Its like comparing apples to oranges- oh well, I guess I will have 3 more tries! Thanks for letting me vent and good luck to the semifinalists too!

    March 9th, 2009 at 6:14 am

  139. Tam says:

    Renee – I have to laugh out loud, because I agree … I have thought for years that they must take all eligible entries and do a blind drawing. How in the world else can they really pick from 300,000+ photos? These finalists are cute, for sure … but I agree that many from the gallery were much cuter. And, of course … I think my kid is much cuter (don’t we all?). But, they do, each year, always have a mix of looks (white, black, etc…). I don’t think that’s an accident. It would be really interesting to actually hear how their selection process works.

    March 9th, 2009 at 6:37 am

  140. Jackie says:

    Natalie,
    I totally agree with you. Of course, I am disappointed that my baby was not chosen, but there was only 1 or 2 “babies” in the bunch. You are right about the differences with age. I am not sure what they were looking for, either. I imagine, with the amount of entries, that something would have had to really stand out to the judges. I have read comments from the previous years where many people were upset that there were too many blonde hair/blue eyed children as finalist. That is not the case this year. Oh well, there is always next year! Good luck to the semifinalists and finalists!

    March 9th, 2009 at 6:40 am

  141. Greta says:

    Yes, more variety in the “types” of kids. Surprised at how many are from TX – since I’m from TX. I’ve given up trying to figure out HOW…I agree that the ones that are picked are LUCKY – no matter how they pick ‘em. Good luck to all next year – I’m gonna keep checking on the Babytalk/GMA contest that should be starting soon.

    March 9th, 2009 at 8:23 am

  142. Jessica says:

    I keep checking the website and I don’t see a place to vote. How did you vote already? Where do I go to vote?

    March 9th, 2009 at 8:43 am

  143. AJ says:

    Jessica, here’s the link:
    https://register.go.com/regisandkelly/vote/babies09/index

    March 9th, 2009 at 9:10 am

  144. Momof3redheads says:

    Stephen-

    You may be able to contact the show to see if they sell episodes? They may make a special effort since you serve in the military.
    I have R&K set to record on DVR, but I have already deleted that episode. Maybe you can find a neighbor or relative who may have recorded it? Good Luck and thank you for your service to our country.

    March 9th, 2009 at 9:19 am

  145. Jackie says:

    Stephen – I record R&K on my DVR. I still have that episode and will be happy to do whatever I can do to help…just let me know. Thank you for what you are doing for all of us.

    March 9th, 2009 at 9:29 am

  146. Amanda says:

    Well, I must say I am a little disapoointed! Other than the baby, I thought there was much cuter children in the galleries! Who judges these pictures anyways??? I mean they are cute children, but to be finalists I must disagree. Maybe I am a little spiteful because my baby didn’t make it, but come on people!!!

    March 9th, 2009 at 9:53 am

  147. KGS says:

    I suspect they run photo-recognition software to pick out all the kids with pointy chins, then just select from that batch. Look at the photo gallery– pointy chins, all!

    March 9th, 2009 at 10:37 am

  148. tamararykowski says:

    vote for nathan rykowski today! he was chosen as a semifinalist :) we are ecstatic to say the least!

    March 9th, 2009 at 11:02 am

  149. Kingsmom says:

    All those kids are cute…but that baby is gorgeous!!

    March 9th, 2009 at 11:18 am

  150. Jackie says:

    Yes…that baby is gorgeous!

    March 9th, 2009 at 11:38 am

  151. Kingsmom says:

    I just got a really strange email in my junk box from The Great American Photo Contest. Subject line say’s “Bryce is in an online photo contest”.

    There is a Bryce in this contest. How in the heck did they get my email address and I wonder if he is from an agency? How else would he be promoted like this?

    Strange. I didn’t open the email all the way cause the last thing I need is a virus or something.

    March 9th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  152. Jackie says:

    Kingsmom – Good idea….sounds suspicious….I imagine, though, that some people will go to great lengths to get people to vote for their child. I think that is why no one really knew for sure if the top ten finalist were selected, as the more time given the easier it is to manipulate the system.

    Tamara – I already voted, and Nathan was one of the five I voted for. Good luck!

    March 9th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

  153. tamararykowski says:

    thank u jackie!!!! i am thankful for all who have voted for him :) we were on the edge of our seat all week because no one told us for sure… we just had to watch like everyone else :) torture!!!!!

    March 9th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

  154. Molly says:

    These kids are GORGEOUS! (Especially the baby in the upper right and the little cutie below her.) I was really surprised to see last year that all of the finalists were white (I didn’t see the semifinalists – perhaps they were not), and was hoping we’d see a change this year. I think my blonde-haired, blue-eyed daughters are darling, but I am very happy to see that this year’s group reflects a broader view of what a “beautiful baby” can look like.

    March 9th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

  155. Renee says:

    First of all Good Luck Tamara. What an exciting time for you and Nathan.

    Kingsmom, I thought your son was just as cute if not cuter than some of the semi-finalists.

    And I may be biased, but I thought my son should at least be in a gallery. Here’s a link to his pic.

    http://twinboysplus.blogspot.com/

    Maybe next year, our last.

    March 9th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

  156. Tam says:

    Which one is Nathan? I can’t get back in there to see names … and I didn’t even look at names when I voted. Tamara, please tell us all the juicy details. When were you first contacted by Regis & Kelly, what did they say, did you mail or e-mail your entry … all that jazz.

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

  157. Tam says:

    I’ll try and post a picture below of my little guy’s photo that I submitted (not seen on any of the galleries which is unfair, darn it). I thought it was super cute. Not sure if this will work. I’ll give it a go.

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

  158. Jacki Melley says:

    I sent in (overnight) my beautiful baby grand daughter Quinn???? No email about receipt of pictures? She is so beaufitul. How do I go about getting her a modeling job. She is high maintenance (diapers)? Thanks

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

  159. tamararykowski says:

    It was Wednesday, march 4, in the afternoon when I got the call. I was chatting on the other line and I saw New York come across the caller id and I clicked over thinking it was a telemarketer. The lad said Hi this is Debra from Live’s Regis and Kelly. My heart was pounding so fast as she explained that she was calling about the picture we submitted. At first I didn’t know if it was my son or daughter because I had submitted both. She began asking me questions and saing He and him so I knew It was Nathan.
    I talked so fast as she asked me the list of questions and then said I would be called back and receive and email about sending a copy of his birth certificate and signing some papers and that we were a “potentioal semi-finalist”. She said they called about 30 people and got all this info but that I would have to watch the show on Monday morning to see if my son was a semifinalist. She asked me about his size, eye color, hair color, napping schedule and information about who would travel to new York with me if he became a finalist. She asked me the closest airport and was very nice the whole time. She asked if I could be available to fly and how quickly it would all be. I told her I needed to call my husband to see if he could travel or if it would be my mom and she gave me a number and said please call me back when you know. I figured it all out and called back. A man answered “Live” and I was excited that it was a direct line. I smiled a whole lot during the conversation! I told the lady my mom’s name and asked if there was anything else she needed and she said “Oh I forgot to mention earlier … don’t cut his hair or anything. “ I said I may never cut his hair ? She said some people get the call then cut off the curls or something and not to do that. She also said not to tell the media that we got the call.
    That was the extent of it. I spent the rest of the afternoon calling close friends and family and setting up potential sitters for my other two children. I kept hearing her say “potential” and hoped it turned out to be real! The funny thing is I was so frantic and ecstatic after that conversation that I couldn’t do a thing in the house that day! I paced around so excited the entire day! No single moment has ever been that excitedly unexpected for me or my husband. I kept thinking about the opportunity it could open up for my beautiful son!
    Friday afternoon I received a telephone call on my cell that said they received the papers and to tune in Monday morning to see if he was a semifinalist. I was dying to know! Later that afternoon I received an email with “potential” travel itenarary that began with the words “If” your child…….. We have a long weekend of waiting ahead of us and we were literally clueless as to what the outcome would be! Thanks for everyone who voted- he is number 9 the cute little blonde boy at the end :)

    March 9th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

  160. Amanda says:

    Tamara,

    Good luck to your cutie!!!

    I just wanted to share the Regis and Kelly picture that I sent of my little Kyler – since it was not in any of the galleries!

    http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/11/m_7a3a1872c35943bfa5201418b3ee42d3.jpg

    Hope he brings a smile to everyones face, as he does mine everyday!!!

    March 9th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

  161. Momof3redheads says:

    I don’t have a link to it, but if you’re on Facebook , I’ve put my daughter’s pic as my profile pic. Search FB under my name (Evelyn Burroughs) and you can see the pic.
    Good luck Tamara. Thanks for the inside info. It’s interesting to hear how things really work.

    March 9th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

  162. Gianna says:

    I am very disappointed in the selection that was made in the semi finialist… I wasnt able to pick five… Charlotte is gorgeous along with lyna and the actual baby… But the other children looked very unhappy or not looking into the camera… Wondering what qualities they had over my beautiful daughter… Try again next year… God bless all

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:45 am

  163. alverna says:

    how can i post a pic of my little girl on here. Congrats to every1 I will enter both of my girls next year in hopes that 1 if not both will win something.

    March 10th, 2009 at 5:19 am

  164. Margaret says:

    tamaraykowski Voted for your son he reminds me of my grandson!! Back in 2006 my grandson Jeremy was one of the 30 POTENTIAL semi- finalist called but did not make the top 10!!!!!! My daughter was called on Feb. 14 2006, they told her exactly the same thing they told you except it was Gabi who called her!!! She was really surprised because I forgot to tell her I entered Jeremy’s picture in the contest! My daughter is not one for contest!! The following day my Aunt called me and said Jeremy’s picture was on Regis and Kelly and they gave his name and where he was from! Though we didn’t see it my husband did tape it and to this day Jeremy enjoys watching it!!!! Just want other mothers to know I entered Jeremy 3 times and the third time was when he was chosen one the 30!!! Jeremy is one of them who has blond curly hair ,blue eyes and a dimple!!!!!!!!

    March 10th, 2009 at 5:24 am

  165. Leah says:

    After seeing the finalists this year (and last) I’m thinking the contest needs to be renamed Cute Toddler contest. There’s only child younger than 1-year-old in the top 10 (and he’s 11 months!) Guess my son will have a better chance when he’s three!

    If the judges think only 2 and 3 year-olds have enough personality, what did they call this when they reviewed my entry of my 7-month -old son? http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/3168758976_9afee44924.jpg

    I’m just bitter though. :-) LOL.

    March 10th, 2009 at 5:34 am

  166. Renee says:

    All girl finalists. Where’s the variety in that? Oh well. I know they have been doing this for a while. Anyone know if a boy has ever won it? From years past, I can only remember girl winners.

    March 10th, 2009 at 6:14 am

  167. Margaret says:

    In 2006 Luke Oldmixon won the contest! Will never forget that contest!!! I was surprised none of the boys won!!!

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:00 am

  168. Amanda says:

    Well, it’s down to the nitty gritty! I bet the beautiful baby gets it! She is stunning! Look at those eyes and hair.

    On another note, don’t forget the Babytalk cover search is starting in March. Everyone enter your cuties, you just never know.

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:11 am

  169. Natalie says:

    Tamara- how exciting that your son made it in the top 10! I voted for him yesterday morning- what a cutie! Thanks again for sharing your experience- all of us would have loved to have experienced the same!I was disapointed that he was not in the top five- he should have been. They’re all girls, at least one boy would have been fair. On the bright side, you got further than hundreds of thousands. My baby did not even get acknowledged in the galleries :(

    Renee and Amanada,

    Both of your boys are gorgeous! I will post my daughter’s pic soon.

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:25 am

  170. mommey2005 says:

    Congratulations to all the finalist I to was disappointed my daughter wasn’t in the gallery. What is the babytalk cover?

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:49 am

  171. mommey2005 says:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=166238&id=1546670593

    Here is my little princess

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:51 am

  172. Karen says:

    I agree, the links posted here are beautiful little kiddos for sure! I voted for Nathan too, bummed that no boys made it. How do I post a link to a pic of my daughter?

    March 10th, 2009 at 8:02 am

  173. Tam says:

    I missed it! Who made the top 5? No boys? Well … maybe next year a boy will win then? If someone tells how to post a picture, I’ll post one of my son, too.

    March 10th, 2009 at 9:35 am

  174. Momof3redheads says:

    Here’s a direct link to my baby’s picture.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PKtq0s9P1nk/SbajwvQ0G_I/AAAAAAAAAAM/HykU5UhQgBw/S220-h/ReeseBurroughs.jpg

    March 10th, 2009 at 9:35 am

  175. Momof3redheads says:

    To post a pic:
    Just paste the link in your comments and it will make a link.
    :>)

    March 10th, 2009 at 9:38 am

  176. Tam says:

    Link to what? I’m confused with this stuff. I don’t have a blog or anything to link it too.

    March 10th, 2009 at 9:42 am

  177. Kingsmom says:

    I’m way over here on the west coast and am at work. Who are the 5 finalists? I can’t seem to find anywhere that lists the 5 remaining. You guys mention they are all girls???

    March 10th, 2009 at 9:46 am

  178. mommey2005 says:

    Momof3redheads

    your little girl if beautiful

    March 10th, 2009 at 9:46 am

  179. Momof3redheads says:

    Kirah, Faith, Soraya, Charlotte and Rayna.
    http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/contests/babies09/vote.html
    The link has all ten, but those are the winners if I remember correctly. All girls.
    To post a pic here it has to have a website address I think.

    March 10th, 2009 at 9:52 am

  180. Tam says:

    Okay … here’s another attempt at sharing my submitted photo. I’ve got one of those blue-eyed-blonde boys that didn’t make the cut! Seems like they were going for long-and-curly-haired little guys this year. But, even still no boys made the cut. Last year will be my son’s last try.

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:02 am

  181. Momof3redheads says:

    I had to edit my blog pic. Here’s the new and final link to my baby’s picture.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PKtq0s9P1nk/SbaqUxKz2KI/AAAAAAAAAAs/FRc0Zktq7c0/S220-h/beautifulbaby.jpg

    Good luck to all next year if you enter.
    :>)

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:06 am

  182. Tam says:

    Last attempt, darn it!

    http://PracticeWriter.com/vu/?5AAEF

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:08 am

  183. Momof3redheads says:

    Tam you can create a blog for free and just post your pic if you want. Try blogspot.com if you want.
    :>)

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:08 am

  184. Momof3redheads says:

    It worked, Tam! :>)
    He’s beautiful & handsome for sure!

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:09 am

  185. Tam says:

    Whoo hoo! Well … thanks! It’s nice to share it with someone … since we didn’t make either gallery. Tam

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:11 am

  186. Momof3redheads says:

    Yeah. My daughter didn’t make either gallery. They had so many entries…almost 300,000 they said. Wow.

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:15 am

  187. Jackie says:

    Momof3redheads – She is beautiful…what a sweet smile!

    Tam – What a handome little man….and those eyes…wow!!

    Here is the picture I sent in of my baby Drew Thomas.
    http://hotlink.myspacecdn.com/images02/6/d760ee7ce1ae42d7aaf7ec69a861fe1e/m.jpg

    Maybe I’ll give it another try next year!

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:37 am

  188. Jackie says:

    Tam – Sorry…I meant Handsome!

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:38 am

  189. Jackie says:

    Amanda – He did bring a smile to my face…he’s adorable!

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:40 am

  190. Jackie says:

    Regnee – He is gorgeous!! That picture is great!! Are you sure his picture is not on the Parenting website?…I thought I saw it.

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:50 am

  191. Jackie says:

    Renee…sorry, I was typing too fast…did not mean Regnee!!

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:51 am

  192. Karen says:

    Thanks Momof3- here is a pic of Addie-Rose, not on any gallery either but I still think she is beautiful. Good luck to all next year…hope this works. :-)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1809258&l=0f055&id=627507984

    March 10th, 2009 at 10:58 am

  193. Greta says:

    All your kids are adorable!!!

    Here’s a link to a shared shutterfly album (just the 2 pics) – hopefully it will work. The younger one is Tori and the older is Zoey.

    http://share.shutterfly.com/share/received/welcome.sfly?fid=cefa8396d60daf04&sid=0AaNHDFs2Ys2LC7g

    March 10th, 2009 at 11:06 am

  194. Momof3redheads says:

    Thanks for sharing pictures. Your kids are adorable!
    Jackie, Drew is handsome. Karen, your daughter is beautiful. Greta…your daughters are beautiful, too. :>)

    March 10th, 2009 at 11:14 am

  195. Renee says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. So many cute kids. Still believe they blindly pick. I mean really how can they choose from that many really cute kids. Luck of the draw. Next year will be our last. It’s been fun nonetheless.
    Jackie- didn’t make either gallery. You may have seen my son’s pic @ Cafemom. I posted over there as well.

    March 10th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

  196. Natalie says:

    Momof3redheads- thanks for the blogspot info. I have now been able to successfully post my sweet baby:

    http://avagpics.blogspot.com/

    All of your babies are beautiful- we should start our own contest!

    March 10th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

  197. Sarah says:

    I am very disappointed in the chosen semi finalist i seen some beautiful children in the galleries that should have been choosen instead… The only children that look happy are charlotte, rayna, and the baby. The other children looked like their parents forced them to take the picture… I think charlotte is absoloutly beautiful out of the 5 she should be the winner….

    March 10th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

  198. Kingsmom says:

    We should at least start a blog to showcase those kids that didn’t end up in any of the galleries.

    March 10th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

  199. Jackie says:

    Renee – That’s it!! CafeMom!! Anyway, he should have made the galleries…we all should have!! I believe you are right…I think they close their eyes and point!!

    Natalie – Your Daughter is beautiful…such a sweet picture!

    Natalie and Kingsmom – Good ideas!!

    March 10th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

  200. Momof3redheads says:

    Natalie-
    She is beautiful! Glad you got to post her pic. :>)
    You can also post on cafemom if you want.

    March 10th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

  201. Greta says:

    I’m routing for Layna Rios, but only because she lives 10 miles from me in Angleton, TX…ha ha.

    Obviously, it doesn’t matter to me who wins, but I’ll certainly enjoy watching the next few days of R&K to watch the photo shoots.

    March 10th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

  202. Amanda says:

    EVERYONE,

    I really enjoy seeing all of your children, I actually enjoy seeing your children more than any gallery or Regis and Kelly show yet!!!

    I am posting another picture of my Kyler just because I am so proud of him and want the world to know!!! In this pic he is more serious looking than the one I linked you to earlier when he was smiling!!!

    http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/35/m_ce11ba3e7610478aaf9c696a39c42089.jpg

    PS – I truly mean this, all of your children are gorgeous!!! And if anyone has a Myspace let me know, and we can look each other up!

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

  203. tamararykowski says:

    Thanks for all of your nice comments and to those who say Nathan didn;t look happy……..did you see that picture? It speaks happy! I was very dissapointed that my little one didn’t make it but i am happy for those who did. I would never publically say that only certain ones of them were cute especially when a mom of one of them is posting on here :( I am so happy that he made it as far as he did but it has been an emotional roller coaster all week so i am exhausted :) Nathan loves the camera and would have done VERY well at the photo shoot if he would have made the top 5. Thanks again to all of you who voted for him.

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

  204. Renee says:

    Tamara,

    Nathan is adorable. I think he looks really happy in the pic. And obviously the judges saw something in him or he wouldn’t have made it as far as he did. Don’t read too much into comments here especially from us who didn’t get as far as you did. Who knows this national publicity may open doors for you as well. Congratulations. It will be fun to see the rest of the week. Can you imagine if the finalists have stranger anxiety or hate the camera? Ok, I would find that a little funny (only because it wasn’t my son).

    March 10th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

  205. tamararykowski says:

    Haha…thanks Renee! He has made several papers in Ohio and was on the news after the show yesterday so he has had a lot of publicity :)

    March 10th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

  206. Greta says:

    Tamara – I’m guessing you’re more bummed out than any of us – you were so close to the brass ring. Congrats on the year supply of Gerber. I guess the people more bummed than the “other” 5 semi-finalists would be the 10 – 20 people who got called, got their hopes up, and didn’t see their child announced as the top 10 – and didn’t even get any Gerber :)

    Again, Tam, congrats! And I think Nathan is a cutie – I voted for 2 boys (Nathan included), and of course, neither made it to the finals…

    March 10th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

  207. Sarah says:

    I have been trying to post a picture of my daughter Gianna Marie. I was very hopeful she is very happy loves the camera and of course beautiful :) i am happy for all the children that were picked it certainly is a great opportunity. All of the mothers that posted there childrens pictures… They are all very beeautiful good luck in the good morning america contest. I have pictures of Gianna on my myspace page please take a look. My page is under sarah suda.

    March 10th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

  208. Margaret says:

    Tamara= At least someone from Ohio was chosen in the top 10!! We are also from Ohio but my grandson Jeremy was one of the 30 called back in 2006 he did not make the top 10!!! The picture I entered Jeremy had on a Pittsburgh Steeler shirt! The day after they called my daughter his picture was shown on Regis and Kelly before they introduced Jerome Bettis from the Steelers!! The next day his picture was on the noon news on WTAE TV 4 in Pittsburgh and on their website in a slide show which contained pictures of Jerome Bettis on the Regis and Kelly show!!!! Found that all out by accident!! Be proud your son made it that far!!! We were pleased that Jeremy made it that far when you think of all the children that are entered!!!

    March 11th, 2009 at 4:42 am

  209. angelina fox says:

    i was wondering when the next contest is going to be and when does the phote need to be entered,i word all day and just found out about this contest,i would appreciate it if someone could reply to me

    March 11th, 2009 at 6:17 am

  210. tamararykowski says:

    Yes I am really bummed and i guess i have been in denial that he didn’t make it. We live in such a small town and although word traveled so fast around here, we still don’t have the population that someone from TX or CA would have. We were honored to be on national television and have all the media attention around here that we have gotten. We hope that someone may have noticed him and you never know what may happen for him one day. We are happy with all the gerber products! But i have to say…it was really hard to walk away with the itenarary already in our hands to use “if” we were chosen as the 5. It has been a great experience and i am so proud of him. I am sure there are plenty of upcoming contests for him to enter :)

    March 11th, 2009 at 6:24 am

  211. Renee says:

    Ok. I am laughing right now. Just got done watching R&K, Boy did those kids look happy to be there. NOT! And gosh a couple of kids looked NOTHING like their photos. I’m wondering what the judges and producers are thinking now. Too Funny.

    March 11th, 2009 at 7:33 am

  212. Margaret says:

    Tamara= Wasn’t it exciting to get the phone call???? Gabi from Regis and Kelly called my daughter on Valentines Day (Feb. 14 2006)! She was really surprised because I forgot to tell her I entered Jeremy’s picture again ( I had entered him twice before). My daughter is not into baby contest!!I was even surprised she answered the phone!! After she faxed back the paper she had to sign, she did call the number they had on the paper to see if they got her fax and to see if she was dreaming!! I never thought she would ever get a phone call!! So other mothers or grandmothers out there you never know!! Maybe you will get a phone call next year!! I was on my way to the Dentist that day and did not have my cell phone on!!! When I walked into the Dentist office they were waiting for me because my daughter had called and told them to tell me that Gabi from Regis and Kelly called and Jeremy was a potential semi-finalist and to call her!! I think I went into shock!!

    March 11th, 2009 at 7:42 am

  213. tamararykowski says:

    yes iy was so exciting to get the call.. iwon’t lie- i was crying :)I did not watch this morning’s show but i taped it to watch later. I will have to check it out. Nathan’s picture was taken the same day i submitted it so he looks just like that and is always happy :)

    March 11th, 2009 at 7:57 am

  214. Jackie says:

    Huh?….I just watched the show this morning….Are those the same kids in the pictures?

    Tamara – While I personally think your son should have made it into the top 5, he made it so far…the Gerber prize is awesome, and I think most of us just would have been happy if our little ones made a gallery!! Congrats to you and your beautiful son! By the way, I think he was one of the happiest looking ones in the top 10!

    March 11th, 2009 at 9:05 am

  215. Jackie says:

    Renee – You are so funny!!

    March 11th, 2009 at 9:08 am

  216. Jackie says:

    Amanda – Oh my gosh….Kyler is so handsome!! You should be so proud!!What a great picture!!

    I am on MySpace…look me up. My e-mail address is Mamma4x@gmail.com…what’s yours?

    March 11th, 2009 at 9:15 am

  217. Margaret says:

    Anyone ever enter the CuteKids contest?

    March 11th, 2009 at 9:39 am

  218. Proudmama says:

    Hi – Some of the kids did look totally different than there pictures! Last year, they actually asked me to send in another picture of Gianna to compare to the one I originally submitted. I know they asked two others to do the same. It looks as though they are doing things the same way as last year.. Again .. here is my cutie from last years top 5! http://www.parenting.com/Common/photo_gallery.jsp?galleryID=1000002458&genID=3&index=33

    March 11th, 2009 at 9:44 am

  219. Momof3redheads says:

    Angelina-
    The Regis and Kelly Beautiful Baby Contest for 2009 is over. They’ll probably do it again next year…Feb or Mar. 2010.
    I think you can register on their website to get email updates about the show in general if you want. :>)

    March 11th, 2009 at 9:50 am

  220. Natalie says:

    Renee- that is too funny. Unfortunately I did not get to see the show- hopefully they will have that segment on their website by tomorrow so I see the differences everyone is talking about. Did the baby look the same? I know when I took my babies pic, I did it the same day I submitted it. Wonder what the difference was?

    March 11th, 2009 at 10:37 am

  221. tamararykowski says:

    proudmama… she is beautiful! i looked at her picture over and over and i remember voting for her last year. I asked them if they wanted another picture of nathan and they just said “No- you’re good” so (i always read way into things;) felt like that was a bad sign. Guess not. Anyways- just wanted you to know she is adorable.

    March 11th, 2009 at 10:38 am

  222. Tam says:

    Proudmama – where’s the photo of the baby you submitted this year?? I think all of us are dying to see Gianna’s baby sister!!!

    March 11th, 2009 at 11:19 am

  223. Renee says:

    Natalie, The baby looked totally different. In the photo her hair looks really dark brown almost black, but when they brought her out it was a lighter brown and she had A LOT more hair. Almost makes you wonder when the pic was taken. Charlotte looked nothing like the submission pic. They cut her bangs and I didn’t even recognize her at all.
    Tamara – I think that they probably made a mistake by not asking for another photo from some of these contestents. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the week plays out, some of those kids looked like a deer caught in headlights. Wish I could be a fly on the studio wall watching the photo shoot.

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

  224. Karen says:

    Renee- I agree with you, too funny. The little blonde girl is the only one I thought looked like her picture but she didn’t look very receptive to the spotlight. In fact, none of them looked very excited but I am sure being in front of all of those people was a system shock. Charlotte looked like a different kid altogether! I thought the baby had tons more hair as well. Interesting.
    Tamara- I feel for you, I would have been up and down emotionally from the whole thing, ug! This is the first contest of any kind I have ever participated in and it was kind of stressful! :-p Not sure I can handle the rejection. LOL

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

  225. Proudmama says:

    Thanks everyone — Here is a link to Ava (Gianna’s Sister – 16 months)

    http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=n8mp1mu.bfl6y86u&x=0&y=rs6m1g&localeid=en_US

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

  226. Amanda says:

    Proud Mama,

    Ava is so precious and it looks like she has the same beautiful hair as her big sister!

    Renee,
    I agree no one but the blonde looked the same. And if they didn’t say that the baby on today’s show was the same as the baby in the photo, I wouldn’t have known. She looked so different! And I think they should show all 10 contestants in person before the public votes. I think it would be better because it seems the photos of the top 5 were deceiving as to what they looked like in person.

    Jackie,

    My email is brown.126@hotmail.com, look me and request me as a friend and we can share photos and keep in touch until next years contest! LOL! Don’t forget the Babytalk contest starts this month!

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

  227. Renee says:

    Proudmama- She’s beautiful. Ava does look a lot like Gianna but does have her own look. You can definitly peg them as sisters. Thanks for sharing.

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

  228. Natalie says:

    Renee- Well that’s interesting, you would think they would look into when the picture was taken- the rules are specific, but must not have been enforced?

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

  229. Jackie says:

    I know a baby’s looks can change fast, but she looked so different…much longer and lighter hair. She is still adorable…

    Renee – You are right….Charlotte does look like a different kid altogether!

    I would not feel right if my baby did not look like the picture I sent in….

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

  230. Jackie says:

    I had really great shots I took in October of Drew Thomas, and he has not changed that much since then…buy I followed the within 1 month rule, actually sending in a picture I took the same day.

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

  231. AJ says:

    For my daughter, it’s easy for any one photo to not seem representative when you see her in person. She wears her hair differently from day-to-day and it dramatically changes her face.

    Think of it like when they do makeovers on a daytime TV show. A person comes in looking one way and goes out looking like a new person.

    So, if I send my absolute best photo of my child to a contest, count on it being dramatically different than her day-to-day look. The photo is capturing a moment in time, her best moment perhaps.

    And hey, appearances can always be deceiving.

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

  232. Jackie says:

    A.J. – While I do agree with you that appearances can be deceiving, I am not sure how that relates to this contest.

    And I do think that a persons look can change quite a bit with stage makeup, but I am also not sure how that relates to this contest.

    What I do know is that I can take really great pictures and some not so great pictures of my child, and from picture to picture (especially if the pictures are taken in the time period of a couple of months) you can tell it is the same child.

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

  233. AJ says:

    Jackie, it pertains only in the sense that people here think some of the kids don’t look like their photos. Unless someone is claiming stunt doubles were used, we have a simple case of… old photos, professional photos, changed hair styles or whatnot.

    If Regis feels hoodwinked, I’m sure the contest rules will change next year. I have a hard time believing there was deliberate deception, as in an old photo being used for a dramatically changed child.

    I guess I need to know how the show requests the second photo. I would require the child be photographed next to today’s newspaper. That’s a lot harder to fake.

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

  234. Proudmama says:

    The first call I got last year, before they even mentioned the potential for a finalist was from Deborah (producer) asking for a second photo taken within the month of Gianna.

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

  235. Momof3redheads says:

    My biggest question is how they really go about sorting through and looking at almost 300,000 entries? Really, did they have the time to look closely at all of them? I doubt it.
    Unfortunately, we’ll probably never know.
    With so many entries, luck is A factor for sure. Not THE factor…I mean your kid still has to be cute. :>)

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

  236. Jackie says:

    AJ – I think that you are right when you say a haircut/style can change an appearance. I know that I have hesitated to get my baby Drew’s hair cut, as I know when those cute little curls get cut off, he will look older!

    It is just my opinion that a few of those photos were taken more than a month ago. However, I did state earlier that the finalist were still adorable.

    I also think we have to keep in mind that the contest started in mid January, so if a picture was sent in at that time, it could have been taken a month prior to that.

    I think your idea about the newspaper is a great one!! It would help make it fair for everyone.

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

  237. tamararykowski says:

    I am just posting these links to show off my daughter who was not chosen or shown in any gallery. I took this picture by an old train. The other link is a picture of Nathan taken about an hour ago… (he is not smiling as much but looks like the same kid chosen for the top 10) I agree- different pictures show different features and of course you would only send the one that is the best but a couple of them look like they used someone elses picture altogether. They are still beautiful- just different. But hey- that’s just my opinion :) I guess the only way to see for sure would be to narrow down to the 10 and then make them all be live for an appearance so that people could vote on the real thing. But how expensive would that be? :)

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=67454&id=540112954&saved#/photo.php?pid=1538753&id=540112954

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707443625&ref=ts#/photo.php?pid=1538641&id=540112954&ref=mf

    March 11th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

  238. tamararykowski says:

    Sorry- those links don’t work at all :( i will figure it out and re-post

    March 11th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

  239. AJ says:

    The links work, but people have to log in or create a Facebook account.

    March 11th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

  240. Erica says:

    Here is my Brett who did not make it in the gallery either:)

    http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=8a94u8oj.5oxjhnzv&x=0&y=-1ffiwe&localeid=en_US&cm_mmc=site_email-_-site_share-_-core-_-view_photos_button

    March 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

  241. Karen says:

    Tamara- both of your children are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

    All of the kids in the contest are beautiful but it is subjective in nature. Not everyone’s taste is the same, thank goodness!

    Margaret- To answer your post, I personally have not entered my daughter in any ‘Cute Kids’ contests. Not sure what they are but I will look it up now. :-) Thanks.

    Proudmama- I love love love dark haired kids with blue eyes. Just gorgeous.

    March 11th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

  242. Greta says:

    I’ve spent way too much money on CuteKids…my kids never even make the honorable mention. Seems like most of the winners are professional pics…or at least look like it. I don’t plan to enter anymore. Just my opinion!

    March 11th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

  243. Renee says:

    Tamara,

    Both your kids are stunning. Really cute. Too bad Nathan didn’t make it, he had a real shot, especially among the kids that showed up today. :-) And I agree that he does look like the same kid as the photo you submitted. Anyway, looking forward to tomorrow. :-)

    March 11th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

  244. Sarah says:

    This is a picture of my (soon to be 1 year old on the 19th) daughter Gianna Marie

    March 11th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

  245. Sarah says:

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=14858856&albumID=2441466&imageID=53838854

    March 11th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

  246. Amanda says:

    Tamara

    Just looked at your links and wanted to let you know your children are adorable!!!

    March 11th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

  247. sarah says:

    kingsmom, just seen the picture of your son he is such a cutie… Love the curly hair and dimples :)

    March 11th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

  248. Greta says:

    Oh, and Tamara – I don’t think being from Ohio was any kind of disadvantage. Only 1 of the 3 TX kids made it – so people didn’t vote strictly on state alliances…

    March 11th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

  249. Margaret says:

    Karen- The website is http://www.TheCUTEKid.com I live in Ohio but not far from Pa. Daffins ( a candy store in Pa.) had a contest for kids to do a local commerical for them ! Twin girls were chosen!! Their mother entered them in The Cute Kid contest on line. Each month they choose a winner and at the end of the year there is grand winner! Her daughters won for the month of January!! After the Regis and Kelly contest we never entered Jeremy in any other contest fear of another rejection!!! You can not explain the feeling you get when you do not see him being chosen in the top 10!!!! My daughter was on the Regis and Kelly website that morning,don’t know if was a mistake, but they posted the 10 finalist on line before they announced then on TV!!! I knew how we felt back then so I kinda know what Tamara is going thru now!!!

    March 12th, 2009 at 4:53 am

  250. Kari says:

    anyone notice .. not one single BOY is picked? this makes me upset!!

    March 12th, 2009 at 5:51 am

  251. Renee says:

    I am LOL. I guess tomorrow’s show will be so fun to see who wins. Watching the clips of the photo shoot today was hysterical. I think the photographers and Parenting staff had their work cut out for them. It looked like noone really wanted to cooperate. We will see.

    March 12th, 2009 at 7:14 am

  252. Natalie says:

    Wow- just viewed yesterday’s show on the web (I’m a little behind) and everyone is right- they are totally different except for the last finalist. In a matter of what 3 months max their looks could not have changed that much! I agree with Tamara–my daughter would have looked the same- or even better in person! Whatever- they are still cute, just not like the pics they sent in.
    AJ’s right in the sense that pics can be deceiving. Some kids are very photogenic and then in person its not the same wow factor or vise versa.

    March 12th, 2009 at 7:21 am

  253. Amanda says:

    I know! Just seen today’s show and came to the conclusion that most of the girls didn’t want to be there. And again, I can’t get over how different the baby looks from the way she looked in her pic. It’s like the picture was taken some time ago. Her hair could not have lightened that much since January and her eyes look like they are completely different. She is still cute but so different!

    March 12th, 2009 at 7:33 am

  254. Tam says:

    Wow! I just watched too. I have to agree. Some folks that made the finals submitted some old photos! The Regis & Kelly folks must not really look into when they were actually taken. You’ll have to tell us, Tamara and ProudMama – did they have you somehow prove when your photos were taken or did they go by your word? That baby looks nothing the same! Different hair color and everything! Looked like a complete different child! And, I thought Charlotte was black, looking at her entry photo … but she’s not! Wow! The little Faith girl looked about the same. And, that Kirrah girl is just gorgeous. She’s the Gianna of this year. Beautiful little face for sure. I think prettier than her photo. Oh my gosh … and the last girl’s curly hair had grown a good 3 inches since her photo for sure! Crazy! Well, it will still be fun to see who wins. I’m hoping for the Kirrah girl!

    March 12th, 2009 at 9:17 am

  255. Margaret says:

    Faith’s picture didn’t do her justice!! It was a cute picture but seeing her on TV I thought she was beautiful!!!! Then again I’m partial to blond curly hair!!! I’m hoping for Faith but I have a feeling Kirrah is going to win!!!

    March 12th, 2009 at 10:03 am

  256. Proudmama says:

    Last year, they only went by word about when the picture was taken. It does look like they had their work cut out for them at the photo shoot. They did the clip a lot different from the shoot last year, where they actually showed the kids getting their pictures taken. It was cute though. Kirrah is adorable and her picture does not do her justtice.

    March 12th, 2009 at 10:35 am

  257. Tam says:

    That upcoming Babytalk/GMA baby contest is for itty bitty babies, right? Seems like I read somewhere 4 to 14 months old?

    March 12th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

  258. Amanda says:

    I think the baby is going to win, but I don’t agree since she looks so different from her picture.

    Did anyone notice that the one little girl (don’t know their names) Looks like last years winner???

    I do think the Babytalk contest is for little ones.

    March 12th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

  259. Margaret says:

    If you want to see Jeremy’s picture when they showed it during the 2006 contest, go here:

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/7081952/detail.html?qs=;s=1;p=news;dm=ss;w=400;tn=b

    March 12th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

  260. Gina says:

    Anyone know when they will start accepting entries for the Babytalk contest? Or the age limits? I’d love to enter my little girl. Love seeing all the beautiful kids in the Parenting.com contest. My little one made the website – luck of the draw! Here is a link to her picture: http://www.parenting.com/gallery/RegisKelly/Beautiful-Baby-Search-2009-Round-3

    March 12th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  261. Greta says:

    I did a search for gma baby photo contesy rules, and here’s what I found:

    http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Contest-Rules/GMA-Contest-Rules-1202846967703

    Looks like I’ll have eligible – 4 months to 24 months as of 5/31/09

    March 12th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

  262. Julie says:

    UUH my daughter will be barely too old for the GMA contest. I missed entering her by one day last year. I thought the 1st was the 31st. She will be 24 months when the contest starts but too old on 5-31. Bummer!

    Here is her picture from this contest.[IMG]http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm168/jewlsvern06/DSCN2040.jpg[/IMG]

    It doesn’t do her justice. I used the best picture I had but ran out of time to get a really good one. She was shown on the show twice last year but I haven’t watched this years yet.

    March 12th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

  263. Julie says:

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm168/jewlsvern06/DSCN2040.jpg
    Maybe now it will work!

    March 12th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

  264. Greta says:

    As of May 31st, I’ll have 5 month old and 23 month old – pure luck. Julie – that’s a bummer. If it makes you feel better – I’ll enter my 2 little ones, stress for a month over it, blog like crazy about how bad their selection process is, make comments about their selections (while secretly dying of envy), get annoyed that neither of my daughters are on their website, and then be bummed for a good week afterwards. See what fun you’re missing?!?!

    Hope it made ya’ feel better…

    March 12th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

  265. mommey2005 says:

    will someone post who wins, as I am at work and can’t watch.

    Thanks

    March 13th, 2009 at 5:37 am

  266. Margaret says:

    Soraya was the winner!!

    March 13th, 2009 at 6:42 am

  267. mommey2005 says:

    Thanks Margaret for letting me know she was a cutie.

    March 13th, 2009 at 6:48 am

  268. Karen says:

    Too funny Greta- what a great reccap, you nailed it! :-)

    March 13th, 2009 at 8:16 am

  269. Renee says:

    My kid was cuter. :-) Just kidding. But I did find it too funny that they didn’t get any of the kids by themselves. Not sure but I think they had some issues the day of the photo shoot.

    March 13th, 2009 at 8:30 am

  270. ERin says:

    Heres a pic of my baby Kaylin Naomi…she didn’t make the galleries either :(
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=437037453&albumId=37397

    March 13th, 2009 at 9:33 am

  271. Margaret says:

    Here is a picture of Jeremy in 2006 (we entered this one in the contest and it is the one Regis held up on the show)and one from 2009 (now):

    2006 ….
    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k31/roberto021/Jeremy/Picture1-2006.jpg

    2009 …
    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k31/roberto021/Jeremy/Picture2-2009.jpg

    March 13th, 2009 at 10:41 am

  272. Kingsmom says:

    All these kids are so stinking cute. It’s too bad not a single one made any of the galleries.

    BTW – Greta, you nailed it.

    Until next year….

    March 13th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

  273. ERin says:

    Can I put this pic in the babytalk contest or is the tongue sticking out a big no, no??
    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=437037453&albumID=37397&imageID=8164233

    March 16th, 2009 at 8:24 am

  274. Margaret says:

    3 Top Regis and Kelly Finalist are official CuteKids!

    March 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

  275. Margaret says:

    Kirrah, Faith and Layna were the official CuteKids!!

    March 17th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

  276. Greta says:

    Now, I’m guessing that if my child had been a finalist, they would have claimed her as a CuteKid, too. She’s never won, but I’ve entered her a few times…guess that makes ANY kid they want an offical CuteKid.

    March 17th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

  277. Greta says:

    oops…official CuteKid.

    March 17th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

  278. Margaret says:

    I emailed CuteKids to ask them if I entered my grandson in their contest would he be considered an official CuteKid, but they did not answer!

    March 18th, 2009 at 5:32 am

  279. ERin says:

    If you just post your babies picture on thecutekid.com, you are considered an official cutekid. As far as I know….

    March 23rd, 2009 at 10:54 am

  280. Margaret says:

    Thanks Erin- Guess there are a lot of Official Cute Kids!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 23rd, 2009 at 1:31 pm

  281. Sarah says:

    Hey everyone Gma babytalk contest starts today good luck!!!

    March 26th, 2009 at 12:00 am