Cover Kids Contest

Click here to view the 2016 finalists

Here's how it works: We choose our cover kids from our annual Cover Kids Contest, searching for kids ages 12 & younger. This is the way to land a cover spot in our magazine. Why? Because Atlanta is home to many adorable kiddos, and this is the best way for us to narrow the search.

Entry Fee: $25 Individual Category
$45 Group Category (Multiples, parent/child, grandparent/grandchild)

All mail entries must be postmarked by May 20, 2016.  Online entries due May 23, 2016.

      Click here to submit online


Congratulations to our 2015 Cover Kids WINNERS! Look for them on future covers of Atlanta Parent

Santiago & Oksana Caruso, Dallas Bryant & Althea Howery, Peyton Kinser, Ian McKay, Melo JaLena Watson, Elias Ye

Click here to see our 2016 Cover Kids Contest Finalists!

Cover Kids Q&A:

1. What type of photo should I submit?
 Photos with their smiling faces are better than pictures that are taken at a distance. It’s okay to have a full body shot, as long as their face clearly shows. Photos do not need to be headshots or professionally taken. We are looking at the child. Remember, we only see your child through the photo you send- we strongly suggest taking an up to date photo of your child in their most natural environment that shows their personality and style. For mailed entries, a 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” photo shows off your child best.We do not recommend sending wallet size or photos on the copy machine. The photo needs to be able to reproduce clearly. 


2.  What age children can be entered in the contest?
Newborn to 12 years for the individual category. Group category has no age restriction for parent/grandparent. 
3.  How many photos may be submitted?
Please send only one photo per entry. Entries with more than one photo will be disqualified.
But, What if I can't decide which photo to send? You may enter as many photos as you like - each photo must be include a separate entry form & entry fee.  Online registration form or paper registration form & $25 entry fee. 
4.  Can I send my entry and photo via e-mail?
We only accept entries through our online submission or through standard mail with the printed registration form.  Standard mail address, Atlanta Parent Cover Kids Contest, 2346 Perimeter Park Dr., Atlanta, GA 30341.
5.  Who picks the winners?
We have an industry panel of judges from local talent agencies and photography studios. Judges pick winners based on appearance, charisma, expression, and having that special something. Judges are instructed to judge with no discrimination toward gender or race. Please understand the judges have a difficult job. Judges' decisions are final.
6.  When will winners be announced?
The final winners will be posted on our website and published in the September Atlanta Parent magazine.
7.  When will we be notified if our child is one of the 50 finalists?
Finalists will be notified by early July via mail and posted on the website.  Winners will be picked from all entries and not age or group categories. If chosen, child must be available week of July 13.
8.  How much does it costs to enter?
It costs $25 per child to enter. *New* group category is $45 per entry. Entries must be accompanied by payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Check or Money Order.
If your form of payment is returned, your entry will be disqualified unless additonal funds are sent. Additional return check fee may apply.
9.  Will photos be returned?
Photos will not be returned.
10. Is the Cover Kids Contest the way I can get my child on the cover of or inside Atlanta Parent magazine?

Still have questions? Check out this article for tips & advice from past Cover Kid winners. 

For additional information, call 770-454-7599 or email Special Events Coordinator, Jordan Lisvosky at