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Got a Cute Kid? Enter the Parents Cover Contest!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Parents magazine has launched its annual cover contest, and you’re invited to enter!  To participate, just log into Facebook, visit the Parents Cover Contest page, and enter your child’s photo between now and June 30.

Ten finalists will be flown to New York City for a professional photo shoot.  The winner’s child will receive a $10,000 cash prize and appear on the cover of Parents’ November issue.

Additionally, weekly winners will be chosen to receive $250.

Enter the Parents Cover Contest now!

Image: Cute baby, via Shutterstock.

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Canadian ‘Win a Baby’ Radio Contest Sparks Debate

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Win a BabyAn Ottawa radio station is holding a controversial new contest in which the prize is up to three cycles of fertility treatments for couples who cannot conceive naturally.  To enter, couples need to write a letter to the station explaining why they need the treatments.  Finalists will need to undergo a consultation with a fertility specialist and submit a reference from a family doctor.

Canada’s Metro News site reports that debate over the contest has erupted on Facebook and Twitter:

“I think we’re crossing some morality lines with this contest … imagine telling your child, you were a prize from a radio station because we had problems conceiving,” wrote Casey Schofield on the station’s Facebook page.

“When one in six couples have trouble conceiving — that’s a huge percentage,” said Hot 89.9 co-host Jeff Mauler. “If we help out those families or individuals who are looking to do this then I think those people who are against it should see the bigger picture and realize that we’re actually trying to help somebody who couldn’t do this otherwise.”

In July, a British charity held a similar contest, selling raffle tickets for a single IVF, donor egg, or surrogacy cycle.

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