Cover Kids Search 2018

Cover KidsWelcome to our 2018 Cover Kids search. We love showcasing some of L.A.’s most delightful young faces on our cover each year. Here is your family’s chance to be a part of the fun.

To enter, fill out the registration form below, submit payment of $25 per entry and upload a high-resolution photo of your child. High-resolution photo files are generally at least 1MB in size. Vertical photos (portrait, not landscape) work best. Online registration is preferred.

Credit card payments can also be submitted by phone by calling the L.A. Parent office at 818-264-2222 ext. 227 or 221. Payments by check can be mailed to PO Box 8275, Calabasas, CA 91372. Be sure to write the child’s name on the face of the check. With entries paid by check or phone, photos must be emailed to

Entries must be received no later than midnight on Dec. 15, 2017.

The L.A. Parent editorial team will review all entries and choose 25 finalists to come and meet us at our offices in Woodland Hills. Finalists will be notified by email or phone by Dec. 20, and callbacks will be scheduled between Dec. 27 and Jan. 30.

After meeting all of our finalists, we will choose up to 12 Cover Kids to appear on the cover of L.A. Parent or our Education Guide in 2018. Selected Cover Kids will be notified by email or phone by Feb. 28.

Everyone who enters will receive one mock cover featuring the photo submitted to the contest. Digital files will be emailed within 4-6 weeks of entry.

  • Include a number where we can reach you in case of a problem with your entry, or to notify you that your child has been selected as a finalist.
  • Include an email address where we can reach you in case there is a problem with your entry, or to notify you that your child has been selected as a finalist.
  • Along with your entry, you will receive your child's photo on a mock cover of L.A. Parent.
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    Each child must be between the ages of 3 months and 13 years old. Entry fee of $25, payable at the time of contest entry, includes a high resolution (300 dpi) digital copy of the photo submitted on a mock cover of L.A. Parent. Online registration is preferred. Email or mail-in registration is also available. To enter, a parent or legal guardian must register by completing and submitting the entry form at Online entries must be received by midnight Dec. 15, 2017. Finalists will be selected and a parent or guardian will be notified by email or telephone by Dec. 20. Parents/legal guardians and the children who have been selected as finalists must be available for an in-person interview at the L.A. Parent offices in Woodland Hills some time between Dec. 27 2017 and Jan. 30 2018. The choice of date(s) is at L.A. Parent’s sole discretion. If the finalist (parent, guardian and child) is unable to attend the interview on the date selected, that finalist will forfeit any and all prizes and designations. Further, an alternate finalist may be selected, at L.A. Parent’s sole discretion. Any and all expenses not expressly provided for in these rules are the sole responsibility of each entrant. L.A. Parent will select up to 25 finalists. Parents/legal guardians must be prepared to provide proof of the child entrant’s age on the day of their interview as a finalist. From among the finalists, L.A. Parent will choose as many as 12 Cover Kids for 2018. Each Cover Kid will receive a photo session with a professional children’s photographer; appearance on a future cover of L.A. Parent or ancillary publications, the date and theme of which will be determined by L.A. Parent, in its absolute and sole discretion. Each winner is solely responsible for the reporting and paying of any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes. The approximate value of the prize package is $500, per category. Each entrant must be a verifiable legal resident of the U.S. Employees and immediate families and or household members of L.A. Parent and Epstein Custom Media, Inc. and their promotional companies are not eligible to enter the contest. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Selected Cover Kids will be notified by email or telephone by Feb. 28, 2018. If contact with a Cover Kid is not completed within two (2) days, that child may be disqualified and an alternative will be selected, if time permits, at L. A. Parent’s sole discretion. Finalists and Cover Kids will be judged by representatives of L.A Parent. All entries will be judged based on the visual appeal, personality and photogenic qualities of the child based on the judges’ observations of the child. All decisions of the judges are final and binding as to all contest matters. Winners’ parent/legal guardian must supply proof of age and identity and sign a model release for the contestant prior to entering the contest. Failure to timely comply with any of these terms and conditions may, at L.A. Parent’s sole and absolute discretion, result in that entrant being disqualified from the contest participation without refund of the entry fee. Epstein Custom Media, Inc. is not responsible for technical issues or failures of any kind, or for any other human error. L.A. Parent reserves the right, at its absolute and sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Cover Kids contest and/or to disqualify any individual who circumvents any portion of the contest process without refund. Entrants and their parents/guardians, successors and or assigns agree to release, discharge and hold harmless L.A. Parent, Epstein Custom Media, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives and any affiliated companies, prize suppliers and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from and against any claim of liability, injury, loss, damage or expense arising from or relating to participation and or entry in this contest. Entry in this contest constitutes the parent’s/legal guardian’s express authorization to use winners and their respective parent/legal guardian’s name, likeness, photographs and biographical information as well as entries for publicity or promotional purposes in any manner, and in any media, without compensation, worldwide, in perpetuity, to the extent permitted by law and without any or further compensation. List of winners will be available upon request after all winner determinations are made. You will need to check this box in order for your entry to be accepted.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, tiff.
    Submit one digital photo of your child. Vertical (portrait) photos will work best on the L.A. Parent mock cover you receive. High-resolution photos (300 dpi, at least 1MB in size) will give you the best result.

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  1. Thank You LA Parent for all the fun informative information you share. Good Luck to all the Cover Kids participants.

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