Regis & Kelly Beautiful Baby Search 2010

Image from the contest website that reads: Beautiful Baby Search

It’s here, the one baby contest you can’t ignore: The Regis & Kelly Beautiful Baby Search 2010. It has a $125,000 first prize and your kid appears on the cover of Parenting Magazine.

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 vouchers ($1,000 value).

The Details, Summarized:

  1. Your child must be between the age of 6 months and 48 months (4 years) as of January 5, 2010 and a legal resident of one of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Canada, with the exception of Maine, Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions and the Province of Quebec, Canada and where prohibited by law.
  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, January 29, 2010. 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, with dimensions of 2000 x 1500 pixels 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, January 29, 2010.
  2. Week of February 22, 2010: potential semi-finalists will be notified by telephone with 3 attempts made. You snooze, you lose.
  3. Week of March 1, 2010: Ten semi-finalists’ pictures appear on the 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 8, 2010: Five finalists attend a photo shoot and appear in New York on LIVE with Regis & Kelly.

Links:

  1. Official contest entry form
  2. Official contest rules
  3. 2010 Baby Gallery (some of the submissions, not semi-finalists)
  4. First-hand account from a finalist in the 2008 contest (the whole whirlwind experience)
  5. Tips from Parenting Magazine on what makes a good photo (short answer: head shot, looking at the camera with spirit)
  6. Parenting’s pages about the 2008 winner and 50 other photos they liked
  7. 2007′s winner and semi-finalists
  8. 2008′s winner and semi-finalists
  9. 2009′s winner and finalists (at bottom of page)
  10. Create a fake Parenting Magazine cover using your baby’s photo

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?

Comments

179 Responses to “Regis & Kelly Beautiful Baby Search 2010”

  1. Heidi says:

    Why are Maine residents excluded from the beautiful baby contest?

    January 9th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

  2. AJ says:

    Good question Heidi. My guess is that Regis received poor table service at a Maine restaurant once. Never cross Regis. Never.

    January 10th, 2010 at 1:16 am

  3. Momof3 says:

    I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old, does anyone know if we can enter both children??

    January 11th, 2010 at 8:40 am

  4. Helen says:

    Has anyone any idea why MAINE residents are really excluded from this contest??!!
    We REALLY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE REASON..
    HELEN

    January 11th, 2010 at 9:30 am

  5. AJ says:

    I found many contests online for people 13-years-or-older with an exception that Maine contestants must be 18-or-older, or that completely excluded Maine residents.

    I also found a Maine.gov photo contest that could include minors, but everyone, even adults, had to submit a “model release” form with their submission. The release is a disclaimer statement that acknowledges the contest organizers can use the photo pretty much anyway they please.

    So, I’m guessing the Maine exclusion is due to some mix of Maine being touchy when it comes to minors, and requiring a signed release when anyone enters a photo contest. Maybe a web form isn’t good enough and Maine wants signed paperwork.

    It would be a nightmare to process tens of thousands of legal documents and to store them. It’s much easier if your state law understands that parents who submit photos to a TV and magazine photo contest know and already consent to the photo appearing on TV or in a magazine.

    January 11th, 2010 at 10:50 am

  6. Tam says:

    FINALLY! I’ve entered three boys in this contest over the years … and now it’s my youngest boy’s last year to try … and holy cow, he’s in the online gallery! I’ve NEVER had one of my boy’s photos show up on the website gallery or be shown on air, so this is very exciting! Tam

    January 12th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  7. Greta says:

    Super cool, Tam!!!! I haven’t submitted my pics yet, but I’ve never had my girls on the online gallery either in the past 2 years.

    January 12th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

  8. hilary says:

    i submitted my little one’s info/pic last week and never received a confirmation email (and she’s not in the gallery). how do i know that it has been received? has everyone been getting confirmation emails?

    January 12th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

  9. Danielle says:

    I entered both my girls( 8 months and 3.5 years old) and they are BOTH on the website!!! :) So exciting!

    January 13th, 2010 at 10:24 am

  10. Dallas says:

    So, I went ahead and submitted, but my child’s face did not fit in the thumbnail box, parts were cut off, because I couldn’t move the little arrows. Does anyone know if that matters?

    I have never done anything like this before.

    January 13th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

  11. Margaret says:

    Good luck to all who entered their kids in the contest. I entered my grandson in the contest for three years!! It took the last year to have his picture shown on TV!!!! That was 4 Years ago!!!

    January 14th, 2010 at 6:18 am

  12. Proudmama says:

    Hello All —

    Good Luck to everyone I am the Mom to Gianna who was on the show two years ago, and now have entered my other daughter Ava. Such an amazing experience.

    It seems like they are posting a ton of pictures this year in the online gallery.

    January 14th, 2010 at 6:56 am

  13. Denise says:

    To Proudmama:

    Do you have a pic of your daughter Ava? -wondered if she looks like Gianna?

    Did Gianna get any offers for jobs from NYC or your home town? Congratulations.

    January 14th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

  14. Tam says:

    I know I didn’t get an e-mail confirmation after submitting online. It’s funny though … for the past several years of entering (and never being in the online gallery) I always wondered if my photo went through okay.

    Now that I see my son’s photo for the first time in the Regis gallery, I still second guess how I cropped my photo to fit in that thumbnail box. I didn’t crop it so only his face shows up close. And, the resolution doesn’t look good to me (thuogh I had to resize it to make it upload), so I wondered if sending in a photo by mail might have been better.

    It would be so cool if we could hear a first-hand account of how the winners are sorted/selected … how they actually go through this mountain of thousands and thousands of both online and print photos and come up with the eventual winners, wouldn’t it?.

    January 16th, 2010 at 11:51 am

  15. Tam says:

    Does anyone know if you can only submit one photo? I’ve been looking through the rules to see if it says you can only submit one.

    January 16th, 2010 at 11:52 am

  16. Tam says:

    I found it …
    One entry per nominee will be considered for further participation.

    January 16th, 2010 at 11:57 am

  17. Proudmama says:

    Hi –

    Denise: Ava’s picture is also in the monthly parenting magazine contest online under preschooler.

    We have not pursued anything with Gianna. The experience was amazing; however she is not interested in modeling, and we don’t believe in pushing her to do something she doesn’t want to do.

    January 16th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

  18. BUD says:

    What does FURTHER participation mean? Maybe you can have multiple nominators to get multiple entries, but only one of the nominees pictures can advance to the next level?

    January 17th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

  19. MusicMom says:

    I’m having the same trouble with the thumbnail part. I have a shoulder and up head-shot, but the thumbnail barely covers her face and doesn’t include her hair (which are in cute pigtails). Do the judge the actual pic or the thumbnail? What should I do?…thanks everyone!!!

    January 17th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

  20. Tam says:

    MusicMom – I wish I knew! I’m hoping they don’t judge from that thumbnail. Surely they won’t. There ar ea ton of people who appear to be having troubles with that (if you browse through the gallery).

    Proudmama … was the contest like that before? With the thumbnails when you entered online? Did you send them a super close cropped photo (just her face) when she made the finals …. or did your winning photo show more of her body?

    January 18th, 2010 at 7:53 am

  21. Denise says:

    To Proudmama and anyone else in the PARENTING MODEL CONTEST– Did you see that they selected a December winner (Tween Category) that did not even follow the rules? Their rules state that photo must be taken within one month of entry and they chose a winner that sent a photo stating it was taken in FEB 2009,, almost a year ago!! My friends that have kids in this category are furious. I can’t believe they make rules and don’t even follow them! We thought this was a legitamate contest. It’s one thing if someone sends in a photo from the past and there is no way of knowing, but this person stated right under the picture that it was from months ago and they WON. == break the rules and they let you win.??? WE are furious.

    January 18th, 2010 at 8:11 am

  22. Lisa says:

    YEAH, Parenting Model Search contest is a joke!! can’t believe they did not follow the rules that they themselves published. How disappointing.

    January 18th, 2010 at 8:13 am

  23. Lisa says:

    Denise,, yeah how disappointing. I can’t believe Parenting magazine would do such a thing.

    January 18th, 2010 at 8:19 am

  24. Proudmama says:

    Tam: The contest was not like this before. When I entered Gianna’s picture, it was a simple upload. They posted it both on the Regis & Kelly site and the Parenting site.

    I entered a picture that was more of a head shot than a full body shot.

    January 18th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

  25. Margaret says:

    Here is Jeremy’s picture as Regis was holding it on TV (15 February 2006):

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

    Here are my entries of him in the “Parenting Magazine” Model Search Contest:

    http://modelsearch.parenting.com/users/showprofile/365791

    January 19th, 2010 at 9:49 am

  26. Lisa says:

    MARGARET — Jeremy is cute. I remember I emailed you a couple years ago about your grandson being shown on the Regis show. We are from Ohio, also!

    January 19th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  27. Courtney says:

    Hello All!

    This is my first year to be able to enter my daughter in Live’s contest. I didn’t get a confirmation email, and could not see her in any gallery at first so I wasn’t sure if my picture was recieved, but I looked again yesterday and she was in the gallery! I know this is just a random sampling, but it was still super fun to see her, and also good to know that everything went through properly. I was a little confused by the thumbnail part at first, and had to have mostly her face showing in it, but if you click on the picture in the gallery the rest comes up. I do still see a lot of duplicate pics on there, and multiple pics of the same kiddo, so it would be nice if they would clean the gallery up a bit more so more moms would get to see their cutie pie. Good luck to everyone!!!

    January 20th, 2010 at 7:02 am

  28. Margaret says:

    Lisa – Thank you!!! We’ll see what happens in this Parenting Model Search Contest!!! Probably nothing!!!

    January 20th, 2010 at 10:43 am

  29. Denise says:

    Tam – Where does it say one entry per nominee in the Regis contest? I didn’t see it anywhere. Thanks

    January 20th, 2010 at 11:03 am

  30. lindsey mckeown says:

    how do i no if my baby is in the contest cause the gallary wont load??

    January 20th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

  31. barbara says:

    Does anyone know if the photos that are mailed in need to be a certain size? Also, should all of the information be written on the back of the photo or attached? Thanks

    January 20th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

  32. tanya says:

    i uploaded my son’s picture about 2 weeks ago and i didn’t get any confirmation email and he isn’t on website! it’s so annoying though seeing 8 pics of the same baby!!! they should take off duplicates and get more babies up there!!

    January 21st, 2010 at 8:13 am

  33. Lisa says:

    Are you allowed more than one picture?
    I see some different photos of the same kid! I thought it was just one per entry.

    January 21st, 2010 at 1:12 pm

  34. Margaret says:

    Parent Magazine has an American Baby Cover Contest 2010!! Your child must be between 3 months and 2 years of age!!!!!

    January 21st, 2010 at 3:16 pm

  35. BARBARA says:

    Lisa.
    it only says 1 entry will be accepted per email address..sounds like they will only consider 1 picture no matter how many you email. does anyone know what size the picture should be if sending it through regular mail? Also how should all the info be attached to the picture..written on the back of it? thank you!

    January 22nd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

  36. Dallas says:

    Well, after about a week, my baby’s pic was included in the gallery! Yay!

    Even though I know there’s a slim to none chance of making the semi-finals, it was pretty neat to see her pic there.

    And, the thumbnails that are posted… if you click on the thumbnail, the entire pic shows.

    Good luck to everyone.

    January 22nd, 2010 at 2:15 pm

  37. Greta says:

    Well, I entered my girls, for the 3rd year. My oldest is 2 weeks too old…ha ha. No expectations…congrats to all who made the gallery – I’ll take a look in a few days and see if they made it.

    Good luck everyone!

    January 22nd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

  38. Ash says:

    Anyone having trouble uploading pics. I have a jpg taken from Canon xsi and I have reduced it’s size to 1000 by 1500. It keeps saying wrong type; don’t know why!

    January 24th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

  39. barbara says:

    Does anyone know the size requirements for pictures sent in by mail?

    January 24th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

  40. Tam says:

    I don’t know. I couldn’t find a size. I sent an 8×10.

    January 25th, 2010 at 11:01 am

  41. Greta says:

    Barbara – I’d think a 5×7 would work…not too big, not too small. I’ve found (as an amateur photographer) that when you blow up a headshot to 8×10, it can sometimes appear TOO big. Also, yes, I would write all the info down on the back of the photo, including the date the pic was taken.

    January 25th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

  42. barbara says:

    Thank you so much Tam & Greta! Good Luck to both of you!!

    January 25th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

  43. VTfan says:

    My little girl made the gallery this year. I’ve never had any of my kids pictures make the gallery (over the last 3 yrs or so). Maybe they made the gallery bigger?
    I did not get an email confirming they got my entry this year (last year I did get a confirmation email).

    It’s fun entering in a contest like this, but they get SO many entries, the odds aren’t great…even with a beautiful baby!

    Good luck all, but don’t sweat it! :>)

    January 25th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

  44. Margaret says:

    It’s really exciting to get a call from them????

    January 26th, 2010 at 6:53 am

  45. angela says:

    I am also having trouble uploading from my canon :-(

    January 26th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

  46. Jen says:

    I’m also having trouble uploading! What to do . . . ?!

    January 27th, 2010 at 9:32 am

  47. Margaret says:

    GOOD LUCK to all that entered the contest!!!! THINK POSITIVE!!!

    January 29th, 2010 at 11:09 am

  48. Tam says:

    Well, the end is near! Best of luck to everyone. This will be my youngest son’s last try at this … my last year to be completely obsessed with this fun contest! If anyone gets that call from Regis, be sure to post here so we can cheer you on!

    If there’s a way to post photos on here, someone let me know. Maybe we could all post and share our entries. Tam

    January 29th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  49. Greta says:

    Be sure to check the gallery after 5pm EST today…at least that’s what the website says. Maybe they’re putting on as many as they can. I’ll let you know if either of my girls are in the gallery.

    Good luck, all!

    January 29th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

  50. barbara says:

    Is it my computer or is the gallery unavailable? All I seem to be getting are the blue swirlies!

    February 1st, 2010 at 5:32 pm

  51. Margaret says:

    You do get blue swirlies as the picturee are being loaded!! After a few minutes the pictures appear!!

    February 2nd, 2010 at 11:03 am

  52. barbara says:

    The pictures never appear for me. I’ll leave my computer for 30 to 40 minutes & come back to the swirls!

    February 2nd, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  53. barbara says:

    Is anyone else having a problem viewing the gallery?

    February 2nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  54. Renee says:

    Almost forgot about the contest. Last year for us. Good Luck, Everyone. Can’t believe they have over 25,000 pics in the R&K gallery. With over hundreds of thousands of entries, I would count making the gallery a win. Let the obsessing begin.

    February 3rd, 2010 at 5:57 am

  55. barbara says:

    Does anyone have a suggestion on how I might be able to view the gallery on my computer? All I get are the swirls. thanks

    February 3rd, 2010 at 8:28 am

  56. Sue says:

    Barbara- Must be your computer, cuz it eventually comes on!

    Don’t worry if your kid is not in the gallery cuz I have noticed that the finalists are USUALLY NOT pictured in the galleries.

    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:10 am

  57. Margaret says:

    Back in 2006 after the contest in the magazine they put the top 100!! Some of the top 10 had their picture included in the top 100 but some did not!! That was the year my Daughter received a call from them that her son was a POTENTIAL FINALIST but his picture was not in the TOP 100!!!! Talk about being confused!!!

    February 5th, 2010 at 8:11 am

  58. Tam says:

    Does anyone know if we can enter the same photo that we entered in the Regis contest in the Parenting.com contest? I know some contests say they photo cannot be entered in any other contests. Does anyone know? Thanks!

    February 5th, 2010 at 8:34 am

  59. Renee says:

    WaaHooo! We made the R&K gallery. It was our last year. Finally. Victory!

    February 9th, 2010 at 9:33 am

  60. Deanna says:

    Yeah – we finally made the gallery too! We have entered for the past three years. I know it isn’t the top 10 but at least I finally see her on the gallery. Good luck to all those who make the final 10!

    February 9th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  61. Ren says:

    Here’s a prediction, I bet the boys they pick will either have curly or long hair, at least any caucasian boys. We shall see.

    February 10th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

  62. Margaret says:

    There are so many cute kids in the gallery!!! Wonder what it takes to make the top 10!! Wonder what they are looking for as they look at all these pictures????

    February 11th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  63. Denise says:

    I have read the article on what it takes to have a winning picture,,,,,, and then when I look at the top 10 from other years, I wonder how they chose them! Some of the winners seem to have a very different type of picture than “their description” of what it takes to be chosen.

    February 11th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

  64. wylde_child says:

    How are the top ten finalists selected?

    February 11th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

  65. Denise says:

    The staff from LIVE and Parenting magazine are supposed to choose the top ten. It says they look for a happy kid that is smiling and looking directly into the camera. I have seen many top tens over the past few years that were not smiling,, actually some of the winners look like they have an unhappy face. Also, some of the top ten or the top 50 showed on year had blurry/grainy pictures!! It’s anybody’s guess.

    February 12th, 2010 at 5:36 am

  66. Michelle says:

    I’m sure there is also some criteria for which they have to pick white and black babies, as well as an asian or some different ethnicity,

    February 12th, 2010 at 5:46 am

  67. Becky says:

    Im so proud of my lil red head shes got the best personality and a great smile!!Shes so smart for her age and I couldnt be more happy to be her Mommy!!

    February 12th, 2010 at 7:39 am

  68. wylde_child says:

    Okay. So I guess you can only vote for the top ten finalists.

    February 12th, 2010 at 9:10 am

  69. Michelle says:

    Proudmama – Did your daughter Ava make the regis gallery?

    February 12th, 2010 at 9:25 am

  70. Margaret says:

    Back in 2006 there was a girl who made it to the top 5 LOOKED NOTHING LIKE HER PICTURE!!!

    February 12th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

  71. Michelle says:

    Margaret — I think I know who you mean. Also, from last year, the girl who made the top 5 with the long dark hair looks like a different kid in the NYC photo shoot (compared to her winning picture).
    The 2009 grand prize winner looks months younger in her winning photo than how she was on the show. I don’t know how that pic. could have been taken within one month of entry??

    February 12th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

  72. Margaret says:

    Michelle-I know who you ate talking about because I thought the same thing when I was looking at last years top 5!! Maybe I’m a little bitter because back in 2006 my Grandson had a chance to make the Top 10 and he looked the same in person as his picture!!!

    February 13th, 2010 at 6:35 am

  73. Margaret says:

    PLEASE EXCUSE THE ERROR!!! I know who you ARE talking about——

    February 13th, 2010 at 6:37 am

  74. Renee says:

    Let the paranoia begin. So missed a phone call yesterday, I tried to pick up but missed it, no message was left. It said right on the caller id it was from NY. I got up this morning and my cell phone said I missed a phone call exactly a minute later from the same NY number. Don’t you just love to speculate…. Doubt it was R&K, as they said they would be making contacts the week of Feb. 22. But thought they may be making calls for a second pic or something. Oh well.

    February 13th, 2010 at 7:54 am

  75. Margaret says:

    Back in 2006 it was around 10:00 AM on a Tuesday Feb. 14 when Gabi from Regis and Kelly called my daughter!!

    February 13th, 2010 at 8:12 am

  76. VTfan says:

    I read on this site (I think) last year, a mom of a top ten finalist said R&K called the week indicated in the contest rules and they left a message on her voicemail for her to call them back. Be reassured, I think if you get a call, they will leave a message if you aren’t there to answer. Very cool, though Renee. It sounds promising if you got a call at home and on your cell. I don’t think a telemarketer would do that? If it’s R&K I’m sure they will call back. Let us know if they contact you!
    Best of Luck to all!

    February 13th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

  77. VTfan says:

    I looked it up. It was Proudmama who said the R&K folks left a message for her to call them back, the year her daughter was a finalist. :>)

    February 13th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  78. Michelle says:

    Margaret – What did R & K say when they called besides he was a potential semifinalist? Did they ask for another picture or make your daughter fill out any papers?

    February 14th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

  79. Margaret says:

    Michelle=They faxed a paper to her and she had to fill it out and fax it back to them!! My daughter was so excited when they called she couldn’t remember if they said he was in the top 10 because the rules in 2006 said that the finalist would be called the week of Feb.13,the rules said nothing about POTENTIAL Finalist!!! On the paper they faxed it had a number to call if she had any questions!! He called them back and was told he was a Potential Finalist and she had to watch the Show the following Monday to see if he made the top 10!! She was called on Feb 14 and his picture was shown on the Feb. 15 show but they didn’t say anything to her that it was going to be shown on their show the next day!! My Aunt was watching the show and called us to tell us Jeremy’s picture was shown on Regis and Kelly!!! My husband did tape the show that day and we have it on tape!!!! Even though he did not make the top 10 it was still exciting!! We were told Jeremy was in the top 30 and from them they picked the top 10!!! We have friends in Pittsburgh and Jeremy’s picture made the noon news on Channel 4 because he was wearing a Pittsburgh Shirt and also on their website!! We are from Ohio!!! I think the rules are a lot clearer now than they were in 2006!!!

    February 14th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

  80. Margaret says:

    HOPE SOMEONE FROM THIS SITE GETS A PHONE CALL NEXT WEEK!!!!

    February 19th, 2010 at 10:44 am

  81. Donna says:

    If anyone gets a call, let us know!! I would love to hear about it!! Good luck…you all have beautiful babies!!

    February 20th, 2010 at 12:07 pm

  82. scomp says:

    Does anyone know around which day of the week they might call the potential finalists? There are so many beautiful children, I would have a really hard time being a judge.

    February 21st, 2010 at 6:04 pm

  83. Margaret says:

    My daughter was called on a Tuesday!!

    February 22nd, 2010 at 5:59 am

  84. Margaret says:

    I was looking on the Parenting.com Baby and Child Modeling Search at the winners and for Dec. 2009 the School Age winner’s picture is gone!!! Wonder what happened???

    February 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 am

  85. Proudmama says:

    Hi Everyone – My daughter Gianna was on in Feb of 2008 – She was one of the Top 5 Finalists. We received a voicemail on a Wednesday afternoon aroun 2 or 3 – On the caller ID is said ABC Productions.

    My daughter Ava is not in either gallery this year.

    February 22nd, 2010 at 7:41 am

  86. scomp says:

    Thanks for your reply. Good luck to everyone. My daughter had not made any of the galleries before. At least I got to see her in the Regis and Kelly gallery this time. She will be too old for the contest next year.

    February 22nd, 2010 at 7:46 am

  87. VTfan says:

    This is my daughter’s last year to be eligible; she made the gallery this year. My boys are school age. I love all 3 of my redheads! :>)
    Good luck to all. So many beautiful babies!!

    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:13 am

  88. Car says:

    Just looked at the gallery. There are 65,890 photos on there!!! My goodness. Are there more than that not published? Good luck to all. My sweetie was not on there for a while but I found her today on pg. 39 of the B’s (bottom middle).

    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:59 am

  89. Car says:

    Just realized the photos MOVE around. So weird.

    February 22nd, 2010 at 10:29 am

  90. Michelle says:

    To Proudmama:
    Your “First Hand Account” article from being a finalist in 2008 says you got the call on a Monday. Did they error in saying that? Just wondered cuz you mentioned it was on a Wednesday in this conversation.

    February 22nd, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  91. Michelle says:

    TO Car:

    I see 6,582 entries in the gallery, not 65,890.

    I think there are usually about 300,000 total entrants.

    February 22nd, 2010 at 4:21 pm

  92. Renee says:

    There are 6582 pages with 10 pics on them. Which means they have posted 65,820 entrants, but you are right, I think they had around 300,000 entries last year.

    February 22nd, 2010 at 6:31 pm

  93. DAwg says:

    Has anyone been called

    February 23rd, 2010 at 10:38 am

  94. Proudmama says:

    To Michelle: Sorry, my mistake, the article is correct. It was a Monday

    February 23rd, 2010 at 10:59 am

  95. Margaret says:

    I’m looking at the paper that was faxed to my daughter!! She was called on Tuesday Feb. 14 2006 and the paper was faxed to her at 12:26 PM!! It said Please sign & return ASAP!!! Then gave a phone number 212———! Thank you! Gabi

    February 23rd, 2010 at 11:02 am

  96. Renee says:

    Thought I would give everyone a good laugh. So was home most of the day yesterday. Was taking a rest, when the phone rang, it said NY, flew straight up and answered it, and it was an urgent call about “my credit card”. Later on in the afternoon, took the kids to Grandmas, when my cell phone rang with an unrecognizable number, again answered it, some prize committee wanted to let me know that some form I never filled out was chosen and I may win a prize. Guess how many times I get calls like those “Hardly EVER”. Just happened to be the day the Regis and Kelly show are notifying potential finalists. Truly thought I was being Hazed. Well, in the end no phone call :-( Not that we had much of a chance with 300,000 entries, but it was funny.

    February 23rd, 2010 at 2:33 pm

  97. VTfan says:

    Renee-
    That is awful…getting a phone call that said NY and was just a telemarketer….of all days! :>)

    I wonder why I wait for a possible phone call with so many entrants. The chances are so slim. I’m glad this is my last year to obsess! LOL!

    Last year ‘tamararykowski’ commented on this website that she got a call on Wed to let her know her son was a potential finalist (he was in the top ten), so I figure there may still be one day left to get a phone call.

    It is so neat to hear first hand accounts from folks who did get a phone call. It must be like winning the lottery!

    February 23rd, 2010 at 2:45 pm

  98. Margaret says:

    My daughter DID NOT KNOW I entered Jeremy in the contest!!! Was she ever surprised when she got her phone call!!! I was surprised she answered the phone!!!! I never thought she would get a phone call so that’s why I did not tell her!!!

    February 23rd, 2010 at 3:20 pm

  99. Jade says:

    Like all parents I have been jittery every time the phone rings and of course it’s a telemarketer! Has anyone received a phone call? If you had in the past what day of the week and time? Good luck to everyone :)

    February 23rd, 2010 at 4:02 pm

  100. Julie says:

    this is the first year I entered any of my kids (never knew about the contest until a couple friends suggested I enter my baby girl.) she did make the online gallery so I’ll consider that a ‘win’…! sooooo many cuties on there – how do they ever decide!! (it sure is fun still having a sliver of hope that she may make the finals!!) good luck to everyone!

    February 23rd, 2010 at 8:19 pm

  101. Angela says:

    Good Luck to everyone! We would love to get a phone call, especially since today is my son Adam’s first birthday! What a great birthday present that would be! :)

    February 24th, 2010 at 6:27 am

  102. Brooke says:

    Is it an actual person that calls you or a recording???

    February 24th, 2010 at 9:10 am

  103. VTfan says:

    No call here. Bummer!
    Brooke- Folks in the past who have gotten calls talked to a person.

    February 24th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

  104. Margaret says:

    GOT A CALL FROM A PERSON!! THE GIRL THAT CALLED MY DAUGHTER HER NAME WAS GABI!!! ALSO SHE WAS THE ONE WHO FAXED THE PAPER MY DAUGHTER HAD TO SIGN!!!!

    February 24th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  105. Renee says:

    No call here either. Definitely is like a lottery. How can they objectively look at 300,000 entries? Will be interesting to see the finalists. Good luck to all.

    February 24th, 2010 at 3:24 pm

  106. Tamara says:

    Hi- My son Nathan was in the top 10 last year and we were called by a person on a wednesday or thursday. It was a (212) NEW YORK call on my id. Of course i submitted a pic of him again this year with no expectaions of a call. Never seen anyone in the top 10 twice but hey… worth a try right :)anyways he was never featured on any gallery but he was still the top 10. thanks!

    February 24th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

  107. Jade says:

    No call here…sniff, sniff

    February 24th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  108. scomp says:

    I did not receive a call either. Should we assume by now that everyone has been called?

    February 25th, 2010 at 6:50 am

  109. Ann says:

    I guess technically “the week of Feb. 22″ includes March 1, so don’t give up hope ladies! Also, it states 3 attempts will be made to notify winners, so those 3 calls could all take place in one day. My hubby & I are also members of a few popular parenting websites, and we haven’t heard of anyone being notified on any of those sites. You’d think there would be at least one person post if they had been notified :)

    February 25th, 2010 at 7:09 am

  110. Margaret says:

    I don’t know if it’s better not to receive a phone call than to receive a phone call and not make the 10 finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 25th, 2010 at 7:59 am

  111. Greta says:

    No phone call…guess I’ll try again next year!

    February 25th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

  112. Kristen says:

    I entered my 22 month old daughter this year. Her picture is amazing and is in the photo gallery. I was really praying for a call this year. I am truly heartbroken that I have not received one:(

    February 25th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

  113. kamilla says:

    if anyone is obsessed as me…you might notice that the children featured on the parenting website are not on the regis and kelly website. i betcha 10 finalist are somewhere on parenting website!!!

    not my nicky though…boo hoo!

    February 26th, 2010 at 8:49 am

  114. Lori says:

    We got a call and I am so nervous. I have never entered my little man in a contest and did it on a whim. I had to fax back paperwork and then got some travel info yesterday in case we make it as a semi-finalist and a finalist. We are so nervous but so proud of our little man. It is truly an honor just to be considered especially with all of your beautiful babies out there.

    February 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am

  115. Lori says:

    If you see “Chandler” from Kansas City on Monday then we’ve made it to the top 10. Fingers crossed.

    February 26th, 2010 at 9:09 am

  116. Margaret says:

    ON the Parenting Magazine website someone said they got a call on Monday and said their child was potntial semi-finalist!!!

    February 26th, 2010 at 11:27 am

  117. Margaret says:

    POTENTIAL semi-finalist

    February 26th, 2010 at 11:27 am

  118. angie says:

    hey margaret, could you post the link I can’t seem to find it

    February 26th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

  119. Bonnie says:

    I wonder if they filter out the kiddies in or entering the “terrible 2′s.” That’s the theory I’m going with now that my daughter was not picked…haha. I really have no data to back this theory up, but it is helping this disappointed mommy over here deal with it. My husband graciously reminded me, though, that outward beauty is NOT the most important thing- God looks at the heart. So true…

    February 26th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  120. Kingsmom says:

    I don’t know why I do this to myself each year.

    February 26th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  121. Renee says:

    Lori, That is so exciting. Good luck! I will be watching.

    Kingsmom, Good to see you again. I know what you mean though. I thought I may have saw your son on Parenting and R & K gallery. So there has to be some solace in making it into both galleries. We made it on the R & K gallery, so I’m counting that as a minor victory.

    Well, it was our last year. So the obsession and paranoia are finally over. It was fun while it lasted.

    February 26th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  122. Margaret says:

    Lori=GOOD LUCK!!!

    February 27th, 2010 at 8:28 am

  123. VTfan says:

    Good luck, Lori. That is so cool!

    February 27th, 2010 at 11:04 am

  124. Lori says:

    Thank you all.

    February 27th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

  125. donna says:

    you got my vote Lori! Thank you for letting us know! btw…is your baby on the parenting website and the regis and kelly website?

    February 27th, 2010 at 3:30 pm

  126. Margaret says:

    Lori-What color hair does your son have??

    February 28th, 2010 at 7:13 am

  127. Lori says:

    He is the one on the Live website with the yellow apron on.

    February 28th, 2010 at 8:21 am

  128. Margaret says:

    Lori-He is cute!!!Hope he makes the top 10!!!

    February 28th, 2010 at 8:54 am

  129. kamilla says:

    lori-at least i have someone to root for now. i dont think they pick boys though. it said in one of the parenting articles that boys are harder to work with. when was the last time a boy won???

    February 28th, 2010 at 10:46 am

  130. Margaret says:

    2006 Luke Oldmixon was the winner!!! He appeared on the front cover of Parents Magazine!!! I think the following year Parenting Magazine took over and since then they have been all girl winners!!! Maybe this year is the year for change!!!!!

    February 28th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

  131. VTfan says:

    My little girl is Reese on page 57 of the R’s on the R&K website….she’s the one w/ red hair and aqua blue jacket. You have to click on the pic to see the whole picture and not just her face. This is her last year of eligibility, so this is it for me. :>)
    Gonna DVR next week’s shows to see if her picture gets shown on air. That would be cool…just not as cool as being a finalist…LOL!!

    February 28th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

  132. Renee says:

    Lori, he’s adorable. Good Luck.

    VTFan, Reese is cute. LOVE the red hair.

    My Caleb made it to the gallery as well. He’s in the C’s page 55. He’s on the bottom 2nd from the left. His face envelops the thumbnail and he’s got a cheesy smile. Mr. Happy!

    February 28th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

  133. Margaret says:

    LORI-GO TO THE REGIS AND KELLY WEBSITE THEY ALREADY POSTED THE 10 FINALIST!!! YOUR SON MADE IT!!!!!!!!!! HIS PICTURE IS THE FIRST ONE!!!!! CONGRADULATIONS!!! HOW EXCITING!!!!!

    March 1st, 2010 at 6:01 am

  134. Lori says:

    OMG, OMG!!!!!! I am shaking. I would really appreciate everyone’s votes. There are some really beautiful children in the semi-finalist category.

    March 1st, 2010 at 6:20 am

  135. Margaret says:

    They won’t let you vote yet!!! But when they do he has my vote!!!!!

    March 1st, 2010 at 6:30 am

  136. Julie says:

    Hey Lori!!! I’ve been following these posts…CONGRATULATIONS!! I can’t imagine how EXCITED you are! He has my vote and I’ll try to get other to vote for him too. He is adorable!!!!

    March 1st, 2010 at 6:52 am

  137. Julie says:

    CONGRATULATIONS LORI!! What a DOLL he is. He has my vote, for sure!! Best of luck…you must be soooo excited.

    March 1st, 2010 at 6:55 am

  138. VTfan says:

    Renee- Caleb is very handsome. So surprised he did not get chosen.
    Lori-your little guy will get my vote. Congrats and good luck!

    March 1st, 2010 at 7:09 am

  139. Renee says:

    Lori, that is SO cool. We are vicariously living through your excitement. Just voted for Chandler. Good Luck. Hope we see you in New York on Wednesday.

    Anyone think that Kendal and Maggie look alike? When I first glanced, I thought it was the same kid. Only with her hair down.

    Oh and VTfan, thanks. Caleb is my winner :-)!

    March 1st, 2010 at 7:18 am

  140. Margaret says:

    Renee-Caleb is a handsome boy!!! Vtfan-Reese is also cute!!! Still would like to know what they look for in these pictures!!! My Grandson had blond curly hair and a big dimple!!! It seems like each year one of the top 10 has blond curly hair!!!!!

    March 1st, 2010 at 7:23 am

  141. Proudmama says:

    Lori — What an amazing experience this will be! We were on back in 2008.. Your son has my vote — he is adorable!

    March 1st, 2010 at 7:30 am

  142. VTfan says:

    I do think Kendal and Maggie look alike.
    I also think the kids have a very similar look to finalists they have chosen in the past. Would make sense, since the same group of folks is judging each year. Congrats to all of them.

    March 1st, 2010 at 7:33 am

  143. kamilla says:

    chandler made it. i was so excited,,,he was first one shown. i dont know you or him,,,but like someone said,i am living vicariously through you!!! must be incredible!!!!

    March 1st, 2010 at 7:53 am

  144. Kingsmom says:

    Lori- Best of luck to you. I’ve voted for Chandler. Please keep us posted on your experience.

    It was a delight just to see my son’s photo in the gallery this year. I think this might have been our last year. Not sure as his bday falls on the cusp.

    GOOD LUCK LORI!

    March 1st, 2010 at 9:02 am

  145. Lori says:

    Thank you all sooooo much!!! Like I said previously, it is truly an honor to even be chosen this far with all of your beautiful babies!!! So nervous, but this is a great time.

    March 1st, 2010 at 9:14 am

  146. Katie says:

    Good luck Lori and Chandler! You have my vote…I’d like to see a boy win this year…since my girls aren’t finalist:) We’ll try again next year, but with so many cuties, I try not to get my hopes up. Still, it is fun to daydream!

    March 1st, 2010 at 11:39 am

  147. Katie says:

    Good luck Lori and Chandler! You have my vote…I’d like to see a boy win this year…since my girls aren’t finalist:) We’ll try again next year, but with so many cuties, I try not to get my hopes up. Still, it is fun to daydream!

    March 1st, 2010 at 11:39 am

  148. Margaret says:

    Anyone enter their kids in the Parenting’s Baby & Child Model Search???

    March 1st, 2010 at 1:31 pm

  149. Lori says:

    Sorry to say that we did not make the top 5, but we are so grateful for all of your support!!!! Take care all.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 8:07 am

  150. Bonnie says:

    That’s too bad, Lori. But congrats for making it that far!

    Who made the top 5? I missed it.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 8:46 am

  151. Margaret says:

    Noah,Gabrielle,Gianna,Maggie and John Jeffery are the Top 5 finalist!! Three girls and two boys!!!

    March 2nd, 2010 at 10:52 am

  152. Renee says:

    Lori, Congrats for making it as far as you did. You still get a pretty good prize.

    I am rooting for the boys this year. I think they both have a shot. We shall see.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 11:05 am

  153. Bonnie says:

    Thanks for the info! I am rooting for the boys too!

    March 2nd, 2010 at 11:07 am

  154. catgirl says:

    I have been studying the pictures in this contest for 4 years and have no idea how they chose this top 10. I see so many other pics in the galleries that are just as good (most are better). The judges advice says to send a picture that is a close-up head shot, smiling and looking directly at the lens of the camera. I don’t think one person in the top 10 met that criteria. It is like winning the lottery (luck) if you are chosen. As someone stated before, they have to include a certain amt. of white, asian, and black as well —– this makes it even tougher! It is hard not to get worked up about this though, because the prize is so sweet!
    I also agree that it is IMPOSSIBLE to differentiate between a child winner that is 10 months old and 3 years old,, totally different look and they should have different categories.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 11:29 am

  155. Renee says:

    catgirl, I know what you mean. Of the top five, not one met the advice of what they are looking for (i.e. smiling and looking into the camara), they were either doing one or the other, not both. I heard somewhere that they may not even look at every pic, that they take a cross section of what they receive narrow it down to around a hundred pics and chose from those. So it looks like it really is a lottery. IMO, not to take away from the finalists (they are cute), there were some strikingly beautiful kids in the gallery. Who knows. It was fun to dream though.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

  156. Lori says:

    catgirl,
    If you look at my sons picture (Chandler), you will see mostly his beautiful face and he is looking directly into the camera. I agree that there are BEAUTIFUL children out there, and maybe he is not the most beautiful, but you see his personality in the picture (which is also what they are looking for). Also, toddlers tend to be easier to photograph than young babies. You all may not know, but they do ask for more pictures if you are selected. They want to make sure that the photo you submitted is a true representation. One thing I regret is that the photo I submitted does not show his big beautiful green eyes. I do think that this is another bonus when sending the pictures to the next round for voting. The public likes to see big eyes.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 5:55 pm

  157. Renee says:

    Lori,

    Chandler is adorable. And actually was only one of a few that truly represented what they were looking for (smiling and looking into the camara). I voted for him because you could see that happiness in his pic. Who knows what they are looking for, or America that matter.

    Hey, I did found out today that a friend of mine’s son is on the cover of BabyTalk magazine this month. He’s so cute, so I’m not surprised. You can get the magazine at any Babies-r-us. Too Cool! Actually, I do feel old, as I used to babysit her. Now she’s married and has a kid.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 10:31 pm

  158. Margaret says:

    Glad to hear that now if you make it to be a semi-finalist you have to send in more pictures!!!

    March 3rd, 2010 at 6:44 am

  159. cargirl says:

    Renee-
    How did your friend’s child get on the cover of BabyTalk? — Do they model in NYC?

    March 3rd, 2010 at 6:45 am

  160. Margaret says:

    There were really 3 cutes ones out of the five!! Was kinda dissapointed in two of them!!! I would like to see a boy win but I think a girl will win again!!! LORI- YOUR SON SHOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE FIVE!!!!!

    March 3rd, 2010 at 7:44 am

  161. Renee says:

    I take it back. They all were pretty adorable. Going on first impressions, I think a girl will win. Noah seemed shy and John seemed like he’s active. We will see.

    March 3rd, 2010 at 8:05 am

  162. Lori says:

    Thank you, Margaret. I think that all of the 10 are great, but was a little surprised by a couple of them also (not that I thought by any means that we were a shoe in).
    It just wasn’t meant to be this time. God has a plan for us and this just wasn’t in His plan at this moment.
    Honestly, we entered on a whim at the last minute in hopes that maybe they would flash his pic on air sometime. We never imagined how our lives would be uprooted for a week. I do not believe that we will ever enter anything like this again, b/c it honestly has been VERY stressful.
    Thanks again for all the support.

    March 3rd, 2010 at 8:13 am

  163. Tamara Rykowski says:

    Lori- i know exactly how you feel right now! My son Nathan made the top 10 last year and did not make the top 5- only all girls went. it was an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. it was like having something in your hand and then having it taken away. Chandler is beautiful. I am watching this show this year and i still have that feeling of dissapointment knowing that there were 5 people left where we were last year.

    March 3rd, 2010 at 8:47 am

  164. Margaret says:

    When my Grandson Jeremy was a potential semi-finalist back in 2006 after that contest my daughter wouldn’t let me enter him in any more contest!! It’s just lately I entered him in the Parenting’s Baby & Child Model Search!!!!
    http://modelsearch.parenting.com/users/showprofile/365791

    March 3rd, 2010 at 9:35 am

  165. Renee says:

    Catgirl, not sure how they made it. She lives in FL, but her hubby’s job transferred them to CA for a few months. So, I’m not sure when they did the cover, actually she is partially pictured on the front of the cover as well. We keep in touch on facebook, and she posted the cover pic yesterday. It was cute.

    March 3rd, 2010 at 9:35 am

  166. Margaret says:

    The first picture is what made Jeremy a Potential Semi-Finalist in 2006!!!! The second is just cropped from the first!!!

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

    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k31/roberto021/Jeremy/Dscn0232-a1.jpg

    March 3rd, 2010 at 10:29 am

  167. VTfan says:

    He’s very cute, Margaret! :>)

    March 3rd, 2010 at 4:49 pm

  168. Margaret says:

    VTfan-Thank You!!! He’s the only Grandchild I’ll ever have!!! His Mom is our only child!! My daughter has RA since she was 18 and they are having a hard time getting it in remission!! We are lucky we have Jeremy!!!

    March 4th, 2010 at 6:27 am

  169. Lori says:

    Margaret-What a cutie! Thanks, Tamara for the kind words. It was hard to watch yesterday, but I wanted to see the kids in person.
    This week has just been extra hard b/c we did IVF last month and found out on Tues. that it did not work…WHAT A WEEK!

    March 4th, 2010 at 6:43 am

  170. Margaret says:

    Lor-THANK YOU!!!!

    March 4th, 2010 at 7:04 am

  171. VTfan says:

    Lori- this week must be so difficult for you. I can’t imagine.What an emotional roller coaster. So sorry. Praying that God will work it all out very soon.

    March 4th, 2010 at 7:37 am

  172. Renee says:

    Lori, what a week. I will definitely be praying for you. I know the IVF roller coaster. My first 3 boys were IVF (4th boy surpised us naturally). Twins the first time, and a single from a frozen from that same cycle. With this contest and all the hormones you are on, I can’t imagine what that has been like. What a blessing, Chandler must be to have around. Take care, and I will pray for success if you try again. God bless.

    March 4th, 2010 at 8:45 am

  173. Margaret says:

    Lori-My daughter is a high school English teacher(hope she doesn’t see all my spelling errors and other grammar mistakes) but she has 2 girls in her Senior class that are pregnant!! I will also include you in my prayers.

    March 4th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

  174. Margaret says:

    It’s sad how some get pregnant with out trying while other who really want children have a hard time!!!

    March 4th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  175. Renee says:

    Another girl! Wow! Thought John had a chance. Maggie was cute.

    My friend who’s baby is on the cover of issue of Babytalk, told me how they got that gig. She was in Winter Park, FL taking her son to lunch when an editor of the magazine hopped out of her car and told her she had a really cute baby, and encouraged her to come to a casting call. The rest was history. How cool is that?

    March 5th, 2010 at 8:15 am

  176. VTfan says:

    Renee- How did you know who won before it was announced on the show?

    March 5th, 2010 at 8:54 am

  177. Renee says:

    I saw it on the show. I’m on the east coast. The time stamp on this website is not EST.

    March 5th, 2010 at 9:24 am

  178. VTfan says:

    Renee-Oh. I’m east coast too. R&K comes on at 10am here. Does it come on earlier for you?

    March 5th, 2010 at 9:52 am

  179. Margaret says:

    I’m on the east coast!! Regis and Kelly comes on at 9:00 in our area!! The winner was REALLY CUTE!!!

    March 5th, 2010 at 10:42 am