Here is the overall explanation, but be sure to read the official rules page for complete details.
Every year, the New Jersey Herald opens up the "Cutest Baby Photo Contest" to everyone who would like to enter their baby's photo. The photo of this bundle of joy can be an infant or nearing 4 years old to be eligible to enter the contest.
The winner will appear on the cover 2014 Sussex County's Cutest Baby Calendar, receive a $1,000 Savings Bond and be featured in the New Jersey Herald.
- Sunday June 16, 2013 - July 5, 2013: Readers, relatives, friends and neighbors may vote online anytime and random ballots will appear in the New Jersey Herald.
- Sunday, July 7, 2013: Finalists (top 23) will be announced in the New Jersey Sunday Herald with an official voting ballot.
- July 7, 2013 - July 19, 2013: Everyone is encouraged to enter this new round to vote again and determine which of the 23 finalists will be the ONE winner!
- July 21, 2013: The winner will be announced in the New Jersey Sunday Herald.
2nd and 3rd place will appear on the back cover and be the feature photos for one of the other calendar months.
Each of the top 9 runners up will also receive the feature photo on one of the months and the other 11 runners up will receive the secondary photo on each of the months.
Every baby will appear in the 2014 Cutest Baby calendar (the top 12 places will receive new photos taken by a New Jersey Herald photographer).
Top 23 places will receive a complimentary calendar!
The winner will be determined by public vote at 25¢ per vote ($5 minimum if voting online.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Newspapers in Education program - providing curriculum and newspapers to teachers who request them.
Be sure to read the official rules before entering or voting.
GOOD LUCK to each and every entry!
Still have questions? Call 973-383-1293 (New Jersey Herald Promotions) Monday - Friday 8-5