FAQ for San Diego's Star Baby


Here's how to make your baby a Star Baby and WIN $2,000!

Who is eligible?

Babies 0-36 months (born between April 4, 2019 and April 30, 2022) 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?

May 1, 2022 at 4:59 p.m. PT

How does voting work?

All approved entries will begin appearing on the website starting April 19, 2022.  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.

All entries will begin Round 2 voting with zero votes. 

Round 1   April 19, 2022 (8am PT) – May 8, 2022 (11:59pm PT)          

Round 2   May 10, 2022 (8am PT) – May 18, 2022 (11:59pm PT)

How are the winners determined?

At the completion of Round 2 voting, the five entries 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 will be declared the winner and will receive $2,000. The entry with the second highest score will receive $500.

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