CoverKids Search 2013 Finalists
Can my kid be on a 2013/2014 cover of Metro Parent magazine?
If you submitted your child's photo – via the MetroParent.com CoverKids contest page – by the March 24, 2013 deadline, there's a chance! That means your child was officially in the running to appear on one of our covers, primarily between September 2013 and August 2014. If you missed it, be sure to surf back to the MetroParent.com Events page in early January 2014 (that's when we'll be kicking off the search for kids for our 2014-2015 issues).
OK, I entered. Is my kid a grand-prize winner or finalist?
The grand-prize winner will be contacted by Monday, April 29, 2013. That lucky kid will appear on the cover of Metro Parent's June 2013 cover, plus receive an MESP print ad campaign, MESP TV commercial and $1,529 toward their own MESP 529 college savings plan. If your child is a finalist, Metro Parent will contact you via email by Wednesday, May 1, 2013. We've had a team of designers and photographers hard at work selecting 300 total finalists. Again, you'll receive an email from us if you've won.
Yay, my kid's a finalist! What now?
The email you receive from us also is an invitation to the live audition, which is on June 2, 2013. The invite will include your child's scheduled time slot (we recommend you arrive 15-20 minutes early, to check in). Your child will briefly take the stage in front of our photographer judges, who ask a series of simple questions and watch for kids' natural poise, personality and ability to follow directions. This will be at a centrally located southeast Michigan family destination. Again, all the details will be in your official invitation.
Got it. So when do we know if we won?
Six winners and 10 "Readers' Choice" nominees will be contacted at the end of July 2013. Public voting for the Readers' Choice winner begins Aug. 1, 2013 on MetroParent.com. All winners will be announced in the September issue of Metro Parent and on MetroParent.com on or before Sept. 1, 2013.
Hey, who are these photographer judges, anyway?
They're talented, trusted southeast Michigan-based professionals that Metro Parent uses to photograph our actual covers and other publications and elements. Find out more about them below:
The Photo Center
Shawn Lee Studios
And who's sponsoring this event?
This great Michigan organization: