The medical profession says that when a baby begins to walk, he or she is no longer a baby but a toddler. However, the term baby contest is a general term that could also refer to toddler and kids. Some places will distinguish between a kid contest and a toddler photo contest, however. The toddler stage lasts anywhere from 18 months to 36 months. It all depends on your child’s mental and physical development. All children are different.
Now that your baby is older, you tend to have a little more control of him or her. Or does he or she have more control over you. You have to be smarter then your toddler if you want him or her to act a certain way to get the best possible results. Not to say funny isn’t nice but there is a time and place for everything.
Besides, you’ll always have your infant photos for a keepsake, but it’s time to move on. To enter toddler contests, you still need to have good pictures. Whether you take the pictures yourself or you have a professional do it. Somebody once said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” At least with today’s camera technology, it’s easier to delete a picture and take new one.
Now you have your toddler’s pictures, what to do with them. You start off with searching the internet for all the free toddler contests. Then you research all the different contest rules and timelines. You need to know if your chances of winning are in your favor. Since it is a free contest, you really have nothing to lose if you enter. If you’re not really into the internet, then go to the public library and check out all the different magazines they have there. Why the public library? It doesn’t cost you a dime to look at the magazines. Once you find the toddler contest you’re interested in, then you can just photocopy the information you need to enter the contest.
What can you do with video clips of your toddler? There are toddler contests that require you to send in video clips. Why video clips you ask? Because video clips help contest organizers select the best toddler’s that will present the best image to the buying public. Whether that be in the printed media, internet sales, or even in television advertisement. Remember, all these contests have one goal in mind and the goal is to sell products. It’s a given that the products are basically for people with children, not to say that individuals with no children don’t buy these products, they do, but only on special occasions.
All contest winners and runner-ups give their permission for sponsors to use the images in their magazines and other media. You are compensated for the usage. Remember, you can’t win, if you don’t enter, so Good Luck!