FAQ for San Diego's Star Babies


Here's how to make your baby a Star Baby and WIN $1,000!

Who is eligible?

Babies 0-12 months (born between March 15, 2020 and April 9, 2021) who reside in San Diego County, CA. AND Babies 12-24 month (born between March 15, 2019 and March 14, 2020) who reside in San Diego County, CA.

Must be 18 years or older to enter a baby in this contest.

Can I enter more than one child?

Only one entry per family, featuring one baby will be accepted. Twins, triplets, etc, can participate but must submit one entry that includes a photo of all the children.

Can I enter for a friend, or relative?

No.  Entries can only be submitted by the parent or legal guardian of the baby(s) pictured in photo.

What type of photo is accepted?

Only amateur photos will be accepted. Baby must NOT be nude in the photo. TIP: Photo should show your baby’s personality in an interesting setting with good lighting. Horizontal photos display best. Maximum files size 2MB in jpg, png or similar digital file.

What’s the last day I can submit an entry?

April 9, 2021 at 4:59 p.m. PT

How does voting work?

All approved entries will begin appearing on the website starting March 29, 2021.  For the best chance of winning, share your baby’s individual contest photo link with all of your family and friends and ask them to vote for your baby every day. The contest allows one vote per IP address per day.

UPDATE on 4-9-2021:

Because fewer than 50 babies are participating in the 12-24 month age group, the second round of voting for that group will include the (25) entries that receive the most votes in round 1 voting.

In the 0-12 month age group, the (50) entries that receive the most votes in Round 1, will progress to the second round of voting.  

All entries will begin Round 2 voting with zero votes. 

Round 1               March 29, 2021 (8am PT) – April 15, 2021 (11:59pm PT)          

Round 2               April 19, 2021 (8am PT) – May 2, 2021 (11:59pm PT)

How are the winners determined?

At the completion of Round 2 voting, the five entries in each age group that received the most votes will be judged by individuals appointed by the station and sponsor. Each judge will assign a score for each baby’s: expression; the theme/setting of the photo; and the quality of photo (lighting and clarity of image). The entry that receives the highest score in each age group will be declared the winner.

Star Babies is Presented By Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns.