Is your toddler, baby or child the next ‘It’ kid in the world of baby and kids fashion? If you are sure they are then the Baby Gap and KidsGap baby, toddler and child model searches may be your way to prove it to the world.
Most proud parents may disagree on whose baby, infant or toddler is the cutest, but most do agree that landing a spot in one of America’s top child fashion brands would be the opportunity of a lifetime.
Every year for the past 6 or so years, the Gap brand has done a baby model search as well as a search for toddlers and young children.
Last year the GAP brand held a baby model casting and a child model casting for their respective brands, Baby Gap and Gap Kids. Hopefully there will be a baby open casting call in 2013 as well as one for child models.
The GAP baby modeling contests are usually held in early spring. Last year the events took place in April with 4 kids being chosen. The 4 children represent 2 lines of baby and child clothing. A boy and girl are picked for the Baby GAP infant line and a boy and girl are chosen to represent Gap Kids, the clothing line for toddlers, pre- schoolers and elementary school children.
The tag line for last years event read as follows:
Does your baby’s giggle light up the room? Does your toddler say the cutest things? Does your child like to be a big helper? GapKids and babyGap clothes are brighter than ever as Gap begins its coast-to-coast search today for the brightest babies (ages four and under) and kids (ages five to 12) with its sixth annual North American Casting Call contest.
The children involved get their pictures uploaded to the companies site and public voting takes place. The large group gets narrowed down to semi-finalists and finalists and ultimately the 4 winners get chosen. The winners get some great prizes which include gift cards for The Gap as well as a photoshoot and a spot in their advertising and website.
2013 will bring the 7th annual infant, baby and child casting call with a new group of kids that will be chosen to adorn the companies website and take the role of being one of the cutest kids in the U.S.
The Gap is a huge clothing line which also includes other brands such as Banana Republic and Old Navy. The brand has over 14 billion in sales annually so being chosen to represent them is a really big deal. The baby modeling contest is very popular and many thousands of babies and kids get entered into it.
Here are some tips to give your kids a better chance at the title of cutest kid:
- Take great photos! Do not upload a cellphone pic or anything that is only OK. Make sure you take lots of pics and use the BEST one.
- Keep it well lit.
- Make sure your child’s personality comes through.
- The contest is all about OTHERS loving the picture, not just you. It actually is a popularity contest.
- Wear comfy, casual clothes and don’t use costumes or large props that take away from your child.
By doing the above you are already ahead of the pack since so many parents upload dark, blurry or irrelevant images that never win.
Yep, if you enter your child, your child has a chance to be featured in an ad like this one:
The winners get to take part in a very fun day of photos and they get to get dressed up in the cutest kids clothes furnished by The GAP. The ads are cheerful and embody the spirit of childhood fun as well as good fashion sense.