The 2019 Cute Kid Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 8, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m, ET on November 3, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).


During the Contest Period, upload your child’s photo here. All Entries must include: your complete name, full address, including zip code, your phone number, your email address, child’s name, child’s age and a photo of the child you are entering (the “Photo”). The child that appears in the Photo must be 12 years of age or younger as of November 1, 2019 and can not be a direct relative (son, daughter, brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandchild) of any employees of Kids Monthly Publications, the owner of New Jersey Family magazine.  Only one child can be entered at a time, and no more than one child can appear in each submission. All entrants must pay a $30 processing fee for each unique Photo submitted and will receive via email a high-resolution JPEG of their child on the cover of New Jersey Family magazine. Fifteen percent of all contest proceeds will benefit Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, a Middletown, NJ-based nonprofit organization that supports pediatric cancer research. All email submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m, ET November 3, 2019 to be eligible for judging. 

Uploaded photo must be in one of the following formats: .JPEG, .JPG, .TIFF, .TIF or .PSD and be under 10 MB.

Photo must have been taken on or after January 1, 2019. You may NOT enter a Photo that has previously been sold for publication or advertising use. Only color Photos are eligible. Quality of eligible Photos is at contest judge’s sole discretion. Avoid sending low quality or low resolution Photos, as they do not reproduce well. When using a digital camera or phone, we recommend you use the “largest” or “highest quality” setting.

Any Entry Material or portion thereof that is, in the Judge’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, contains any third party materials, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and will disqualify the Entry. Images/items used in the Photo should not contain any visible logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third-party materials. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry Material from any source. Judges have the sole discretion to determine whether a Photo qualifies as an Entry. All Entries must be the sole, original work of the Entrants. By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant New Jersey Family the irrevocable, perpetual digital and other rights to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entries for editorial and promotional purposes. 

Automated, script, macro or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Any Entry not in compliance with the above and does not meet the website’s requirements will be disqualified.

All Entries become property of Kids Monthly Publications and will be acknowledged via email with a JPEG cover 7-10 business days after submission. 

JUDGING: All eligible Entries received, will be judged between November 5, 2019 through November 24, 2019. Judges’ decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest. By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. 

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to children ages 2-12 who reside in New Jersey. Employees and their families of Kids Monthly Publications are not eligible. Contest winner will be notified on November 25, 2019 and MUST be available for a cover shoot in Hoboken, NJ on December 7, 2019. Entrants are responsible for their own transportation to the photo shoot. 

SPONSORSHIP: New Jersey Family’s Cover Kid contest is sponsored by Tenafly Pediatrics with locations in Tenafly, Fort Lee, Clifton, Paramus, Oakland, Park Ridge, Hoboken, Teaneck and Closter. Go to to learn more.

PRIZE: Winner will appear on the cover of New Jersey Family magazine’s Feb/March 2020 issue. In addition to a magazine cover image, the winner will also receive a 45-minute session with Mac Hartshorn, 2 custom 8×10 prints and 4 digital portfolio files, all valued at $2,150. They will also win a cover wardrobe from Osh Kosh B’gosh. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitution is allowed. 

The winner will be notified by email and phone and must respond within 48 hours or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Winners may be required to provide an additional photo for promotional purposes. By entering, Entrants (and their parents or legal guardians) accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. 

The administrator of the Contest is Kids Monthly Publications, 480 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.