Kid of the Year Contest
What is Parents Photo Faves?
Parents Photo Faves is a free site that runs weekly photo contests. There are multiple categories of contests, and each time you upload a photo to Parents.com or opt-in to share your photo with us from TheCuteKid.com, your photo will be added to our weekly contest. When your photo is entered we send you an email that you can forward on to friends and family. Photos are ranked by the number of votes they get, so pass the email you receive to as many people as possible and tell them to click on the "Vote For Me" button under the photo to vote. Then, share the photo to Facebook to get even more people involved!
After the week of voting is over, we'll send out a certificate to the winning photo.
How did my kid's photo end up here?
For the Baby, Toddlers and Cover Contest categories, the photos are brought in from the previous weeks uploads at parents.com/photos.
For TheCuteKid, you opted in to send us your photo free-of-charge.
What do I do with the email I received?
You should be forwarding the email you receive to your friends and family to vote. The link in the email will be the correct link to find your baby's photo all week long.
Is there a cost associated with my photo being in Parents Photo Faves?
There is no cost associated with your photo being in Parents Photo Faves.
How do I get to my photo?
You should be able to view your photo through the email that was sent to you.
This will include a direct link to the photo, as well as a URL that you can copy/paste. The email is easily forwarded to family and friends to vote too!
I can't find the vote button.
The vote button can be found directly below the image, in between the previous and next buttons. Currently, the text is: "Vote For Me." After clicking on this button, you'll see an overlay saying "Thank You for your vote."
How do I vote?
Click on the "Vote For Me" button once. The "Vote For Me" button is found directly below each image.
How do I know what place my kid is in?
You'll know the place your kid is in by viewing the ranking. The ranking is found above the photo starting on Tuesday of the week. The ranking is decided on by the number of votes each photo receives. Votes are counted nightly. Starting Wednesday of each week, you'll see the ranking for each photo as of "today" and "yesterday."
Could you explain what current place # and Yesterday # mean?
Current place means the photo's current ranking with all others in that category, based on the number of votes they got from the previous day. Yesterday's # is the ranking of the same photo from yesterday.
How many winners are there?
There is one winner for each category every week.
What does the winner get?
The weekly winner of Parents.com Photo Faves will win a signed certificate from the Executive Editor of Parents.com! If your photo is chosen as the winner, this certificate will be emailed out the following week.
For the Cover Contest, please see the Parents Cover Contest FAQs for more information.
How long can I vote on my kid's photo?
The voting for the weekly winner runs until the following Sunday night at 11:59 PM CST.
How do I share my photo to Facebook?
After you click "Vote For Me" under the photo you wish to send a vote for, you'll see a white overlay show up on top of the photo. On this overlay, you'll see a blue Facebook button. If you click this button, you'll be given the opportunity to log in to Facebook and share the photo with all your Facebook friends.
Is there any connection between the winner of Parents Photo Faves and the Cover Contest?
I want my photo removed from this site.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please include the link to your photo on photos.parents.com. Please tell us why you want it removed.
How do I enter my kid into Parents Photo Faves?
To enter your kid into Parents Photo Faves, please upload a photo to Parents.com.
Can I change my kid's photo?
You are not able to change the photo once it is in Parents Photo Faves.
What role do Facebook Likes have in the ranking of my child's photo?
Facebook Likes currently do not play any role in the ranking of your child's photo in our weekly contests. Please go here to find out how to cast a vote.
How can I view the album I uploaded through Facebook?
If you have a Parents.com account, log in to the website using your username and password. Visit Parents.com/photos and click the "view my photos" button at the top right hand corner of the page. There, you should see your list of albums, one of which should be labeled "Kid Of The Year..."
If you are not already a Parents.com registered user, you will receive a welcome email from Parents.com with a username and password. Use this username and password to log on to Parents.com and view your photos using the instructions above.
How can I share the album I uploaded to Facebook?
After you have successfully uploaded your photo to Facebook, you will see a popup window that allows you to share your album to your wall.
If I uploaded my photo using Facebook, where do I find my Parents.com log in?
By uploading a photo through Facebook, you are automatically registered for Parents.com. You can find your username and password in the welcome email that you received after you uploaded your photo. You should receive a welcome email within a week of submitting your photos through Facebook.
Why won't it let me upload some of my Facebook albums to this contest?
You may only use your Facebook albums that can be seen by everyone. To make sure your photos are set to this privacy setting, click "photos" underneath your profile picture on the left hand side of your profile. Click the album you wish to upload from for the contest. Scroll to the bottom and click "edit album info." There you will see a drop down menu next to the word "privacy." Make sure this is set to "everyone." Push "save changes." Return to the upload tab and upload your photos.
Will the photo description and title affect the judging of my photo?
Album description and title will have no bearing on the selection of any editorially-selected Semi-Finalists or Finalists.
Do I have a better chance at winning if I upload to Facebook instead of ShareMy?
Users will have the same odds of winning a weekly or grand prize whether they upload through Facebook or through ShareMy.
Do Readers' Choice Winners have a better chance at becoming a finalist?
Please note that Readers' Choice winners have no bearing on the selection of any editorially-selected Semi-Finalists or Finalists.
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