Gerber baby Foods came on the market in 1928. The advertising campaign was trying to convince mothers that a canned food could be good for their babies. Even though the company had the support of baby doctors and nutritionists they needed something else. The father and son, who owned the company, decide they needed a baby picture to represent the company image. So they held the first Gerber baby Photo Contest. Way back then it wasn’t as easy as today with a digital camera to get a picture. Even though back then they had film it was still extremely difficult to use. So most of the baby pictures received at the company were of pencil or charcoal sketches and some were of water colors and oils. They made a decision on a charcoal drawing. The baby picture was on the label for over 70 years.
Today, Gerber baby Foods and Products offer more then 190 different products in over 80 countries and in 16 languages. Now with all the different products available, the company had to continue to look for fresh baby faces and even older children. So they expanded the Gerber baby Contest to include the different age groups that goes along with their product lines. All the contests are free to enter. You just need to follow the rules and guidelines for sending in pictures. The contest has a helpful hints section, it’s there to help parent(s)get the most out of the pictures they send in. The past winners section gives the first time submitters an idea on what the judges are looking for.
Why should you enter a photo contest ? Because, in these tough economic times. You cannot pass up the chance on earning some extra cash, even if it means sending some of your cutest baby pictures in. This is where following the rules are so critical. For example, when is your baby a toddler? Most of the medical profession would say when your baby begins to walk. He or she is now a toddler. Everyone who enters this contest usually receives some sort of prize. It might just be discount coupons but everything helps during these times.
Note that winners might have to pay a fee for administrative costs, but who cares as long as you’re a winner. Winning pictures are kept for advertising purposes so don’t expect them back. You can be a winner in different categories, so keep on trying and do not be discouraged. You have nothing to lose by entering a baby photo contest. You could gain a whole lot, but if you don’t enter, you’ll never know if your baby could have been a winner. Also by you not entering, you give a better chance to someone else who did enter at winning. What are you waiting for, enter now.