Parents Magazine Cover Contest

Starting April 1st, Parents Magazine Cover Contest will give moms and dads the chance to submit their children’s cute baby pictures!  Judges will select two of the cutest children to appear on the November 2009 issue’s double cover. There are two entry categories: one for kids 3 months – 2 years and one for kids 2-6 years old. Enter your cute kid here:  www.parents.com/cover-kid, and automatically be entered into a cash sweepstakes that will award a $10,000 cash prize to one lucky winner! After you enter your cute kid, use one of the available cover templates to create your own Parents Magazine cover featuring your cute child. Then, grab one of the buttons below to put on your blog, Facebook page, or in your email signature to show your support. Click here for instructions on posting the button.

 

Enter Your Cute Kid Now!
Copy and paste the code below the button you want and put it on your blog, Facebook page, or use it as your email signature. When your visitors click on this button, they will be taken to the contest entry page.

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See all Cute Kid Entries!
Copy and paste the code below the button you want and put it on your blog, Facebook page, or use it as your email signature. When your visitors click on this button, they will be able to browse through all entries.

 

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Directions for Facebook:

Step 1: Copy the code under the button you would like to place on your Facebook page.

Step 2: Go to the Notes tab on your Facebook Profile page and click on "Write a New Note"

Step 3: Enter a Title for your note, and paste the button code into the Body section. You can also add
more body text here if you would like, either before or after the code.

Step 4: Upload a photo by clicking "browse" if you want - how about one of your cute kid?

Step 5: Click "Publish" at the bottom.

Step 6: After your note is published, to the right, you'll see a box with "Tag people in this note." Start typing all of your friends and family member's names to share the note with them! Also, use the Share + icon to send a message to specific friends or post this note to your profile.

 

Directions for Blogs:

Step 1: Copy the code under the button you would like to place in your blog.
Step 2: Before you paste the code into your blog, make sure you are in "html view" or "source view" then you can paste the code and submit/post your blog as normal.

 

Directions for Email Signatures:

Yahoo Mail:

To add one of the above buttons to your email signature, please copy all of the html code in the white box below the image of your choice. Once you have it copied, go into your Yahoo Mail, and go to your Mail Options. There will be a tab for “Signature,” 2nd from the top. All you have to do is paste the code for the button into the signature box and press “Save Changes” at the top. You are now ready to compose an email!

Hotmail:

To add one of the above buttons to your Hotmail email signature, please copy all of the html code in the white box below the image of your choice.

Inside your Hotmail inbox, go to the Options dropdown, and choose More Options. Under the “Customize your mail” heading, choose “Personal email signature.” On the Personal email signature page, above the white box, there will be an editing toolbar. Towards the right, you’ll see a small box with “Rich text” and an arrow for a dropdown. Click on this dropdown, and choose “Edit in HTML.”

Once you are in HTML mode, you’ll need to click into the large white box and paste the HTML code that you copied from above. Once you have pasted it, click “save” in the lower right-hand corner. You have now created your email signature. Now, go to your inbox and compose an email!

Google Mail:

Gmail only allows text in signatures. If you would like to add text, feel free to use either of the following:

I entered Parents Magazine Cover Contest! Enter your kid here: www.parents.com/cover-kid

I entered Parents Magazine Cover Contest! See all adorable entries here:
http://www.parents.com/photos/photo-contests-1/cover-kid/

AOL:

To add one of the above buttons to your AOL email signature, please copy all of the html code in the white box below the image of your choice.

In your AOL email, go to Settings in the upper right corner. Once inside Settings, choose the 3rd category: “Compose” in the left navigation. You’ll now see a section for “signature.” In the dropdown, choose “Use signature.”

In the new white box that shows up, right-click and paste the HTML code from the button into this box. Then, click the gray “Save” button in the upper-left corner. Once saved, click on “Back to mail” in the left nav. Now, you are ready to compose an email!

Microsoft Outlook 2007
(May vary with different versions):

To add one of the above buttons to your email signature, right click on the image you choose, and save to your desktop, or another easy-to-find location. Then, in your Outlook, go to Tools > Options > Mail Format tab. You should see “Signatures” as a section here. Click on the “Signatures” button. Click “New” to start fresh. Next, you’ll want to click the "picture" icon and browse to find the button image you saved. (The picture icon appears as two gray mountains with an orange sun).

Once it is added, you are going to want to make it linkable. First, let’s get the link you need: 

If the image you chose says: “I entered Parents Magazine Cover Contest! Enter Now,” copy this link:
http://www.parents.com/parents/cfile.jsp?item=/marketing/contests/PMM_CoverContest09/PMM_covercontestages_LandingPage&temp=yes

If the image you chose says “I entered Parents Magazine Cover Contest! See all adorable entries,” copy this link:
http://www.parents.com/photos/photo-contests-1/cover-kid/

Once you have copied the link you need from either of the 2 options above, go back to editing your email signature. To make your button link, you’ll want to click on it inside the signature, and then click the "Insert Hyperlink" icon. (This icon appears as a globe with a chain link next to it.) The “Insert Hyperlink” edit box will open, and you’ll notice a white “Address:” bar. Place your cursor here and “paste” the URL from the above directions. Once you have done this, click “OK” to save your changes. Your email signature is complete!