Features October 2016

Cutest Kid Cover Contest 2016

Cute Kids Contest

What is North Phoenix Family’s Cutest Kid Cover Contest?
This is North Phoenix Family magazine’s annual cover contest where we view photo submissions of local children in hopes of finding an adorable winner to be showcased as North Phoenix’s Cutest Kid.

How old are the contestants?
This contest is for ages 2 to 14 years old. But you may send photos of younger or older children as well for consideration for future covers.

Who can enter?
Parents and photographers may submit photos of their children and/or subjects. (Parents need to get permission from photographers; photographers need to get permission from parents.)

Are there other qualifications?
Yes, children must live in the North Phoenix area and surrounding communities. Children submitted for the contest must be photogenic and enjoy having their picture taken.

What kind of photo should I submit?
We like colorful, energetic, photos of adorable children smiling and looking at the camera.

How do I enter a cover photo?
Email your photo(s) of your child to editorial@ In the body of the email tell us the following information: Child’s name, age, parent’s name, photographer name (if necessary), your email and phone number. Please rename your image to include the child’s name.

Do the photos have to be shot by a professional?
No, parents do a great job at capturing those great smiles so we welcome parent-shot photos too.

Cute Kids Contest

Can I enter more than one child’s photo?
Yes, you may submit one or two photos for each child.

Can I submit several photos?
Please submit only one or two photos per child. We ask you to choose your BEST two photos.

When is the deadline to enter my child’s photo?
November 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

How are the winners and finalists selected?
After the deadline, the publisher will review all submitted photos and narrow it down to about five finalists. From there, additional staff (writers and photographers) will review the top five and assist with selecting a winner.

What do the children win?
This is not a monetary contest but the winning kid will get terrific exposure as one of North Phoenix Family’s Cutest Kids. The winner will be featured on our December magazine cover, a photo session with Crystal Clear Photography, and an 8×10 print of their magazine cover.

I’m a photographer and have great shots. Can I enter them?
If your photo subjects live in the North Phoenix area, are 2-14 years old, and you have the parent’s permission, you may enter them. Please remember to name your photo with the child’s name.

How will I know if my child is a winner?
We will notify you via email in early November if your child has won. We will also announce the winner via social media.

When will the cover winner’s photo for North Phoenix Family magazine be published?
The December issue comes out December 1, 2016 at northphoenixfamily.com. We will also publicize the issue on our social media venues and in our bi-monthly e-Newsletters.

Who can I contact with questions?
If you still have questions, after reading this FAQ, please contact the publisher at editorial@


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