Is your child the next face of GapKids and babyGap in 2013? Do you think that your baby or toddler has that special ‘it’ factor, that adorable face that no one can pass up?
Does your baby have the smile and charm to be a baby model? If so, then The GAP baby and child model search may be perfect for your precious bundle of joy!
Every year The GAP, GapKids and Baby Gap has its annual model search where a few lucky and adorable kids get a chance to win some fabulous prizes as well as a spot in a GAP photo shoot.
2013 is coming up real quick and with the new year will come new casting calls for America’s hottest kids brands, Gap, GapKids and BabyGap.
The GAP is one of America’s most iconic clothing brands and over the years The Gap has expanded to include Babygap, Kidsgap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Athleta brands.
The Gap Inc. is a specialty retailer that offers clothing and accesories for children, babies and adults. The stores are so popular that in 2011 net sales were $14.5 billion.
The Gap line of popular clothing is available all over the world in around 90 countries. The brand owns 3,000 stores worldwide with another few hundred that are franchised.
The GAP model search gives away some great prizes which include being featured in a Gap marketing campaign, a $1000 gift card and a charity donation in the models name. Last year each of the 4 winners got a $10,000 grant in their name from Gap to Communities In Schools. Communities in Schools is a non-profit organization that empowers students to stay in school and achieve in life.
The GAP model search has 4 winners in 2 categories, baby model and child model. A baby boy and a baby girl are chosen for the BabyGAP line and Kids GAP also has a boy and a girl winner.
The GAP model contest is organized into 2 sections, a baby / infant model search for ages newborn to 2 years old and a toddler model search that is ages 1 to 5. Each of the age categories has 2 winners, a boy and girl model. Besides the winners there are many finalists, 20 of which also win a photo shoot and a gift card.
The way the contest works is that parents upload a photo of their child to the GAP contest website. After the upload period, the public has a chance to vote for their favorite toddler or baby model. The votes get tallied after a certain period of voting and then the finalists are announced. The finalist all participate in a photoshoot for the brand wearing GAP clothing. The finalists are flown to the shoot location. Of the finalists, four children are chosen as the winners and the final winners are announced and have their photos published online and other promotional materials for the clothing line.
Besides the winners, the finalists also get prizes including a trip to New York or California, wherever the photoshoot will be taking place. There are 20 finalists that will participate with each finalist getting in the picture wearing Gap clothing items. Every finalist will also get a $500 Gap GiftCard.
The 2013 babygap and kidsgap model casting call has not yet started but you can browse the winners for 2012 and see hos your kids cuteness factor compares to the kids who won. You can see the 2012 winners here. Also, you can check out last years baby gap casting call.
For those of you that live in the New York area. Sometimes, the Gap does local casting calls that are held in neighborhood store. Last Christmas The Kids GAP in New York City held a special Christmas model audition for a Christmas promo.
So, if your baby has that special look to be a baby model for The GAP brand, keep your eyes peeled for the next model search in 2013 or check out your local store to see if they are doing any casting calls of their own for special promos. Last year, they brand held its annual modeling contest in the spring with voting taking place in April and the winner announcement in May.