NYMetroParents, the digital and print media company of Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Fairfield Parent, Long Island Parent – Nassau and Suffolk edition, Queens Parent, Rockland Parent and Westchester Parent, launched the 2016 NYMetroParents Cover Contest. This exclusive opportunity for kids is held on Facebook, where parents or guardians can upload a photo of their child ages 3-16 to the cover contest album. NYMetroParents Facebook followers will vote once per day for their favorite entry—one of the finalists is the Fan Favorite (the child whose picture garners the most votes) and the other seven are chosen by the NYMetroParents editorial staff . The Grand Prize Winner is chosen among the eight finalist.
The 2016 Contest has new twists. Barbizon Modeling & Acting School has joined the promotion by providing a scholarship (Value $2495) to the Grand Prize Winner. Plus Barbizon is offering a $250 partial scholarship to every child who enters and is having its talent scouts review every entry. The Grand Prize Winner’s pack also includes a 2-night family stay at Great Wolf Lodge, and the Fan Favorite wins a family four-pack of tickets to Sesame Place.
“Each year this contest has helped introduce us to wonderful kids and families from the NY Metro communities we serve. NYMetroParents hosts this annual Cover Contest to give local kids the chance to be featured on our magazines’ covers. This year we have partnered with Barbizon, Sesame Place, Great Wolf Lodge and others, to make the prize package even more robust.” says NYMetroParents Editorial Director Michael Kress.
Editors and a professional photographer review every entry and pick their favorites, as official rules indicate, based equally upon the criteria of personality, charm, and marketability as a child cover model, as conveyed by the child’s photo submission. Seven finalists will get professionally photographed, along with one Fan Favorite finalist. From those resulting images, one winner is selected to appear on our covers. The winners also receive more than $4000 in prizes from brand partners: Barbizon, Sesame Place, Great Wolf Lodge, CityPASS New York, PhotoOp NYC, and Appaman kids’ fashions.