2016 – 2017 Gerber Baby Contest Winner!

note: the following information is a summary of the 2015 Gerber Photo Search Terms and Conditions as provided on Gerber’s website - it is being provided as a courtesy for our visitors this website is not affiliated with the Gerber Baby Contest.

The 2016 Gerber Baby Contest Winner is Riley!

The winner of the 7th annual Gerber Baby Contest was announced on Thursday January 26th 2017.

The 7-month-old winner named Riley is from Lewis Center, Ohio.  

Riley’s  picture was selected by the Gerber Baby Contest judges from over 110,000 pictures submitted to this iconic baby photo contest of children from across the United States.

As the winner of the Gerber Baby Contest,  Riley’s family including his parents  Kristen and Devin will be awarded the Grand Prize which has an estimated value of an astonishing $67,000*.

Not only will the grand prize winner of this baby photo contest receive a check for $50,000, they will also receive a second check for $15,540 plus approximately $1,500 in Gerber Children’s ware.


Why did this picture win the 2015-2016 Gerber Baby Contest?

Only the official Gerber Baby Contest judges can tell you why this picture was selected.  However we have been watching their baby photo contest for years and will be happy to share our opinion below.

The 2016 Gerber baby contest specifically identified judging criteria as (1) visual appeal of the child(ren) in the photo; (2) expressiveness of the child(ren) in the photo (3) consistency with Gerber’s heritage and it’s Growing Up Gerber mission (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”. **

So what does all that mean when it comes to selecting a winner?   Basically the judges can choose whoever they want, however they are looking specifically for three specific qualities in order to be considered.  And as one senior media marketing manager for Nestle Infant Nutrition, told  Yahoo Parenting, “This is not a beauty contest. We look for happy and healthy babies who are judged on their visual appeal and expressiveness.” 

  1. Visual Appeal – This sounds pretty simple, the baby’s photo needs to be pleasing, and should catch the judges attention. – Notice how this picture of Riley looks completely natural he’s looking looking into the camera and his is definitely curious about what’s going on.
  2. Expressiveness – What is the baby feeling? The judges want to know what the baby is feeling, are they excited, fascinated, happy, content? – Riley sure looks interested and alert!
  3. Consistency with Gerber’s Heritage – What does this mean? Again we’re not affiliated with the contest, however Gerber has a long history of utilizing baby images to promote their products.  The most famous is the  Gerber Baby the original was first introduced to the public in 1928.  Since then Gerber has utilized many different baby photos in its advertising campaigns.  The Gerber babies, are always appear to be healthy and happy.  Notice how Islas’ picture conveys everything Gerber wants healthy, happy and natural!

Are There Any Other Baby Photo Contests To Enter?

Yes, in fact we constantly monitor the web and then post available Baby Photo Contests on our website. Click the photo below to enter today’s Baby Photo Contests.


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How Can You Enter This Year’s Gerber Baby Contest?

The contest normally begins in the fall, but the timing does vary from year to year.  It’s easy to enter as long as you know when the contest starts.  But, since the Gerber Baby contest only accepts photos for a limited time it’s important to know when the contest starts.     We constantly monitor the internet for new baby photo contests and do our best to notify our subscribers whenever there’s a new contest worth entering including the Gerber Baby Contest.  Just sign up for Baby Contest News Below. 

How many pictures entered in the Gerber Baby Contest?

Over 110,000 pictures entered the 2016-2017 Gerber baby contest.

What are the 2017-2018 Gerber Baby Contest Prizes?

We won’t know for sure until this years contest is announced.  Last years contest had a total of  seven prize winners for the Gerber Baby Contest.

6- Baby photos won Gerber Milestone Prizes in the 2016-2017 Gerber Baby Contest

Six winners were selected from the milestone categories.  One winner was selected from each of the milestone categories including birth, supported sitter, sitter, crawler, toddler and preschooler.   Each milestone winner will receive a $3,500 check plus $750 worth of clothing from Gerbers Childrenswear the estimated total value is $4,250.

Here are the winners for each of the six milestone categories. Click Here To See Winners of the Gerber Baby Contest 

2016-2017 Gerber Baby Contest – Birth Plus Winner – Leo

2017-Gerber Baby Winner

Birth Plus Winner – Leo

2016-2017 Gerber Baby Contest – Supported Sitter Winner – Chase

2017 Gerber Baby Contest Winner

Supported Sitter Winner -Chase

2016-2017 Gerber Baby Contest – Sitter Winner- Willow

2017 Gerber Baby Contest Winner

Sitter Winner: Willow

2016-2017 Gerber Baby Contest – Crawler Winner – Bryce

2017 Gerber Baby Contest Winner

Crawler Winner – Bryce

2016-2017 Gerber Baby Contest- Toddler Winner – Camden

2017 Gerber Baby Contest Winner

Toddler Winner-Camden

Gerber Baby Contest- Preschooler Winner – Alanys

Gerber Baby Contest Winner

Preschooler Winner -Alanys

This Photo was the Grand Prize Winner For the 2016-2017 Gerber Baby Photo Contest 

2017 Gerber Baby Contest Winner

Grand Prize Winner – Riley

The Grand Prize Winner receives a check for $50,000 plus a second check for $15,540, $1,500 in Gerber Childrenswear and other opportunities. The total prize package has an estimated value of $67,040

Who Judges the Gerber Baby Contest?

The public can vote for the milestone category winners by visiting Gerber’s website and registering to vote. Registered voters get one vote per milestone category per day for the duration of the voting period.  The voting period will be announced once the baby photo contest begins.

The Grand Prize Winner for the Gerber Baby Contest has always been selected by a panel of judges that reviews all of the eligible photos submitted.

Is the Gerber Baby Contest an International Baby Photo Contest?

No, the Gerber Baby Contest is not an international baby photo contest. It is open to legal residents of the Fifty United States and the District of Columbia only.  If you want to enter an international baby photo contest then consider entering the Cute Kid Contest

How recent do pictures have to be for the Gerber Baby Contest

The photo used for the gerber baby contest needs to be recent and can not be more than 30 days old.

Are professional photos acceptable for the Gerber Baby Contest?

No – you cannot enter photos that were taken by a paid professional.

When will the Winners Be Announced

The Gerber Baby Contest Winners are normally announced in January.

 How Can You Enter the Gerber Baby Contest?

The contest has changed entry requirements over the last few years – The best way to learn how to enter is to sign up for Baby Contest News –

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(note: the above information was obtained from and is a summary of the 2015 Gerber Photo Search Terms and Conditions as provided on the Gerber’s website - it is being provided as a courtesy for our visitors this website is not affiliated with the Gerber Baby Contest.)