How To Win The

Gerber Baby Contest

To win the Gerber Baby Contest you only have to take one great picture. You don’t need to be an expert photographer, and you don’t need expensive equipment. You just need to take one great picture of your cute baby and you could win some great prizes from Gerber.

The 2021 Gerber Baby Contest paid one winner a cash prize of $25,000!  This years contest should be staring soon.  To make sure you don’t miss this years contest be sure to sign up for Baby Contest News.

You can also enter your child in the Cute Kid Contest today, they operate an excellent monthly contest that awards thousands of dollars in cash prizes.  They are accepting photos today and the annual grand prize is worth over $25,000.

How To Win A Photo Contest

To improve your chances of winning the Gerber Baby Contest, we have a few suggestions that you may want to consider. Winning a Cute Baby Contest is not about having an expensive camera, it’s about taking an award winning shot that demands attention.  We have included some winning pictures from the previous Gerber Baby Contests and Cute Kid Contest that that may help you take and then enter an award winning photo.

Gerber Baby Contest Winner -2014 This picture of Grace won Gerber's photo contest in 2014

. Be Original

This picture of Zane was the most recent  grand prize winner of the Gerber Baby Contest.  It’s simple, but very creative at the same time.  One simple technical element utilized was the use of diagonals.  If you look closely you will see that Zane’s picture is not horizontal, but instead it runs at a diagonal from corner to corner.  This use of diagonals in photography has been shown to increae the interest of the photo.   Also take a look at his eyes – notice how they are staring directly at the camera this make a connection with the veiwer and helps to create interest.  Pictures you submit to baby photo contests should always be looking directly into the camera.  Your child’s personality is also extremely inportant it must shine through in your shots and make the judges instantly feel a connection with your baby.  Zane’s grin is a great example of the right to create that connection with the viewer. 

Gerber Baby Contest 2013 Grand Prize Winner

2. Eye Contact Is Crucial

This picture was also a previous grand prize winner of the Gerber Baby Contest.  Notice  that the eyes dominate this picture.  Many Baby Photo Contest winners have a similiar theme.  The baby’s eyes are wide open and clearly focused on the camera.  This gives the impression of an alert happy child and the judges seem to love this perspective.

Cute Kid Contest's baby photo contest $1,000 winner has wide eyes

This picture won $1,000 in the November 2021 Cute Kid Contest – Look how the eyes are the focus of this picture.  SAnd how the picture utilizes verticles just like Zane’s picture.   

3. Utilze Depth of Field.

This method, which winners use often, ties in nicely with composition. The depth of field (DOF) that you make use of when taking a photo will substantially influence the composition of the photo. Depth of field isolates a target from its background and foreground, or it can put the exact same subject in context by revealing its environments with a bigger depth of area. Simply put, it’s the distance where the items are in focus. Shallow depth of field can deliver dramatic results and highlight the subject.

2017 Cute Kid Contest Grand Prize winner utilizes excellent depth of field.
This picture provides a great example of depth of field.  Notice how the subject is clearly focused and the background just fades away.  It won the Grand Prize in the Cute Kid Contest worth over $25,000.
4. Focus on Emotions!  Keeping it Real.

Kids photo contests are challenging, but if you focus on this one concept you will improve your chances dramatically.  Capture your childs best moments.  Take pictures when their at their best having a great time being natural and having fun.  Most, but not all kids photo contests are showing their emotions,  Take lots of pictures when you review them shortlist the ones that make you smile – They could be the next big winner.

Smiling baby won baby photo contest

This picture does a great job of capturing emotion. It’s hard to look at this picture and not smile.  It was the most recent Grand Prize Winner of the Cute Kid Contest –  The prize value was worth over $25,000.