What are the age requirements?
Cutest Baby contestants must be under the age of 2 years old as of January 1, 2023. Entries for our Cutest Toddler Contest (ages 2-4) will take place beginning in July.
Can I enter my twins?
Yes, twins will count as a single submission. When uploading, you only need to submit one photo that showcases both babies.
I have entered my baby into the contest, but I haven’t received the waiver. What should I do?
First you will want to check your spam for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org If 2-3 business days have passed and you still do not receive an email, please use this direct link to submit the waiver.
Do I have to be a local resident to enter my child?
All legal residents of Lake Nona, Avalon Park, Waterford Lakes, Oviedo, Winter Springs, MetroWest, Horizon West, Summerport, Hamlin, Altamonte, Longwood, Lake Mary, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Gotha, Ocoee, Celebration, College Park, Thornton Park, Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Baldwin Park, Maitland, Winter Garden, Oakland, Clermont, Apopka and residents of Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Polk, Lake, Sumter and Volusia counties who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry are qualified to enter.
I received an email about being selected for the contest but when I click the link my baby’s photo is not on the list. What should I do?
It can take between 2-3 business days for photos to appear on the website, if three days have passed and your baby’s photo is still not on the website, please email email@example.com for assistance.
When can I vote?
Online voting for the Cutest Baby Contest will take place from 12 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
How many times a day can someone vote?
Multiple voting is allowed; however, it is limited to one (1) vote per photo, up to (3) votes per three (3) hour period.
Someone is cheating. How can you fix this issue?
Although we do not prohibit contestants from utilizing influencers or other promotional strategies to promote the cutest baby contest, fraudulent votes are not allowed and will be deleted from the entered contestant. Our technology team has programmed very sophisticated algorithms to identify fraudulent votes. We take into consideration multiple factors like repetitive votes from Ip addresses in very short periods of time. To keep the integrity of the contest all votes with a score of 10 or more will be deleted.
Some friends and family are having trouble with the link. It says they have already voted when trying to vote when they have not yet voted. Does everyone need their own link to vote?
No, everyone does not need an individual link to vote. For security and regulation purposes, voting is based on the IP address. So, if an IP address has already cast a vote, you can’t vote again using the same IP address within that time frame limit (every 3 hours). This means that if family and friends are voting on the same WI-FI at home or at work it will show that they have already voted. You can however take your phone off Wi-Fi and vote that way.
Please monitor your email for voting tips that we release periodically.
After submitting the entry form, I received another email requesting I fill out another form with some personal information. Is this is required for the Cutest Baby Contest?
Yes, since babies are minors, the waiver form is required for participation in the contest.
When and where will the photoshoot take place?
The photoshoot will take place during the second weekend of February. Contestants will be notified of the exact date, time and location no later than the first week of February.
How many magazines will the winners receive?
Each winner will receive (3) copies of the magazine. Additional copies can be purchased at retail price.
Will my child be on the cover of the magazine?
The 1st place winner will be placed on a cover, but no other winners are guaranteed to be on the cover of the magazine. However, all winners will still be featured in the magazine.
Will I receive copies of the images from the photoshoot?
Digital copies of the images from the photoshoot will be available for purchase by the winners at a rate specified by the photographer. Payment for digital copies must be received prior to the release of the images.
Can you mail copies in another state?
If you have exceeded the number of magazines mailed to your residence, additional copies and mailing can be purchased.
When will I receive my check?
Prize money will be awarded within 90 days of the date of the announcement of the winner(s). Checks will be sent to all winners via U.S. Postal Mail.
How much money does each winner receive?
1st Place – $500.00 and featured in upcoming issue of Central Florida Lifestyle®
2nd Place – $250.00 and featured in upcoming issue of Central Florida Lifestyle®
3rd Place – $100.00 and featured in upcoming issue of Central Florida Lifestyle®