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ParentMap's 2016 Cover Baby Photo Contest

Just use the hashtag #ParentMapCoverBaby with your photo on Instagram to enter

Published on: January 18, 2016

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We betcha got a beautiful baby!

Post a picture of your adorable baby (ages 0–18-months) on your public Instagram account using the hashtag #ParentMapCoverBaby and your baby could be on the cover of our 2016 ParentMap Baby issue!

Our online contest runs January 18 through January 31, 2016. Submit up to one new picture a day.

Winners will be chosen by ParentMap editors. 


Prize Packages

prize packagesGrand Prize

  • Your baby will be featured on the cover of ParentMap's 2016 Baby issue and on our website in a winners' slideshow
  • An annual Woodland Park Zoo Family Membership (two adults, two kids)
    Total prize value: $132

Second Place Prize

  • Your baby's image will be featured in a winners' slideshow on our website
  • A family four-pack of exhibit and IMAX passes at Pacific Science Center
    Total prize value: $119

Third Place Prize

  • Your baby's image will be featured in a winners' slideshow on our website
  • A pair of tickets good for a select April performance of Pacific Northwest Ballet's Coppélia
    Total prize value: $150

Fourth Place Prize

 Join our Facebook community parent groups in your region to connect with even more great giveaways, local events and other parents in your community.

Seattle Parents

Eastside Parents

North Sound Parents

South Sound Parents

Photo Contest Rules and Guidelines

You can submit up to one photo a day. When you share the contest via Instagram and other channels (and please do!) please use the hashtag #ParentMapCoverBaby. 

The Submission must be a digital photo;

The Submission must be entrant's original creation and owned one hundred percent (100%) by the entrant;

The Submission must demonstrate the theme of the contest. ParentMap has sole discretion in determining if the photo demonstrates the theme.

We will contact winners through their instagram accounts. Please reply promptly to claim your prize. 

Criteria for submission

The submission must demonstrate the theme of the contest, "Beautiful Baby Cover Photo" and feature babies up to 18 months old. ParentMap has sole discretion in determining that the photo demonstrates the theme.

The contest opens on Jan, 18,  2016 and ends on Jan, 31, 2016.

Entrants must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, and must be 18 years of age or older. Entrants must not be an employee of ParentMap and the entrant must not be involved in any part of the administration and execution of this giveaway. Entrants must not be an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a ParentMap employee.

By entering the giveaway, you agree to receive newsletters from ParentMap. We never sell, rent or share your email address or information. Read our giveaway rules and privacy policy for more details.

How and when winners are chosen

Editors will choose winners. 

Use of photos

Upon entering one of ParentMap's photo contests, you are acknowledging and giving consent that your photo may be used on ParentMap's website, social media pages, print publications or email newsletters without compensation.

How to share

We'd love you to share the contest through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, by email, letter, pony express, however you share best! Please use hashtag #ParentMapCoverBaby when you share, and tag ParentMap, too! Our Instagram account is 


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