I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season! I have some exciting news to share! I am a BIG fan of the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation and am thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to help support it. This year Bay Breeze Photography is participating in the International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. The last two years this event featured over 2,600 model’s images and raised $184,775 for the NILMDTS organization.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to assisting parents and families who experience the tragedy of an early infant loss. NILMDTS connects families with volunteer photographers and provides them with a professional portrait session and reproducible CD of the images of their baby at no cost to the family. For further information on NILMDTS, visit their website at www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org
So, how can you help while giving your child the opportunity to win a fantastic prize package? Is your child North America’s Cutest Kid? We’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! The grand prize winner will win a $2500 savings bond, a $2500 travel package, and a $100 Target gift card. The second and third place runners up each will win a $500 savings bond and a $100 Target gift card.
Model Search Special:
$25 entrance fee includes a 30-minute model session and one image submitted to the international gallery. One entrance fee is required per child. These special model sessions must take place in our new studio in Hollywood, MD between January 1, 2011-March 31, 2011. Special print packages will be available for purchase from these sessions, with a portion of the proceeds going to NILMDTS. Families who have booked regular (either studio or on location) sessions to take place during the time of the Model Search will receive one complimentary entry per session. (Additional entries may be purchased for additional children).
Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org). Every family member who registers their information on the Charity Model Search Website will also receive 1 complimentary vote. The top 5 paid votes, and the top 5 complimentary votes in each region will move on to the final judging round for a total of 50 finalists.
Grand prize international winner and runners up will be determined from the 50 regional finalists. The winner and runners up are selected by photography experts.
Email Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443.532.7887 now to schedule your session and enter your “Cutest Kid” in this exciting contest.
*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.charitymodelsearch.org.