148 Ideas for a Year of Parenting Photo Contests

by Julie Foley Second Street


  • Bundle of Joy Newborn Photos
  • Creative Kids *Julie’s Tip – January is Creative Kids Month!
  • Bubble Bath Time *Julie’s Tip – National Bubble Bath Day is January 8th!
  • Chore Wars – Before and Afters
  • Show Us Your Chore Wheel
  • My Buddy Rubber Duckie *Julie’s Tip – National Rubber Duckie Day is January 13th!
  • Working Out with Mom/Dad
  • Bundled Up Baby
  • My Kids’ Got Talent
  • Babies and Bows
  • Puzzle Fun *Julie’s Tip – National Puzzle Day is January 29th!



  • What Are You Reading? *Julie’s Tip – February is National Library Lovers’ Month!
  • Valentine’s Day Treats
  • Valentine Card Crafts
  • Kiss the One You Love
  • My Favorite Boy Scout *Julie’s Tip – National Boy Scout Day is February 8th!
  • Favorite Local Pizza *Julie’s Tip – National Pizza Day is February 9th!
  • Look Mom, Picked My Own Outfit
  • Mardi Gras Masks (Decorating)
  • Tiny Tantrum
  • Funny Face

KDAF kiss the one you love photo contest paw patrol



  • Peanut Butter Lovers *Julie’s Tip – National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day is March 1st!
  • Why My Kid is Crying Today
  • St Patrick’s Day Show Us Your Green
  • Girl Scout Badge ShowCase *Julie’s Tip – National Girl Scout Day is March 12th!
  • Caught Napping *Julie’s Tip – World Sleeping Day is this month!
  • Lil’ Ballers Basketball Fans
  • Show Off Your Promposal
  • Potty Training Terrors



  • April Fools Aftermath
  • Fun at the Zoo *Julie’s Tip – Zoo Lovers Day is April 8th!
  • Siblings Day *Julie’s Tip – National Sibling Day is April 10th!
  • Bring Your Kids to Work *Julie’s Tip – Take Your Kid(s) to Work Day is this month!
  • Easter Egg Painting
  • Scared of the Easter Bunny
  • Sunday Best – Easter Outfits
  • Kids on the Farm *Julie’s Tip – National Farm Animals Day is April 10th!
  • Look Mom, No Hands – Bike Photos *Julie’s Tip – National Bicycle Day is April 19th!
  • Dance Recital Outfits *Julie’s Tip – International Dance Day is April 29th!

wthi scared of the easter bunny



  • Congrats, Grads
  • Prom Best Dressed
  • Kids and Their Pets *Julie’s Tip – May is National Pet Month!
  • Teacher Appreciation *Julie’s Tip – National Teacher’s Day is this month!
  • Mommy and Me
  • Mother/Daughter Look Alike
  • Total Mom Moment
  • Multi-Tasking Momma
  • Handmade Presents
  • Little Golfers
  • Pool Party *Julie’s Tip – Public pools open Memorial Day!
  • Bedroom Cleanup Before/After *Julie’s Tip – Clean Up Your Room Day is May 10th!
  • Little Artists



  • Babies of Summer
  • Father/Son Look Alike
  • Take A Hike *Julie’s Tip – June is National Great Outdoors Month!
  • LGBTQ Family Photos *Julie’s Tip – June is Pride Month!
  • Kids and Their BFFs *Julie’s Tip – Best Friends Day is June 8th!
  • Kids Gone Camping
  • Bath Time Fun *Julie’s Tip – National Bath Day is June 14th!
  • Gone Fishing
  • Baby Yoga *Julie’s Tip – International Yoga Day is June 21st!
  • Babies with Big Sunglasses
  • Show Us Your Summer
  • Show Off Your Lemonade Stand
  • My Muddy Kids *Julie’s Tip – International Mud Day is June 29th!

Fox 2 Camping



  • Fourth of July Fun
  • Red, White, and Blue Outfits
  • Picnic Pics *Julie’s Tip – July is National Picnic Month!
  • Nice Catch! *Julie’s Tip – July is National Fishing Month!
  • Little Swimmers
  • Show Off Your Sandcastles
  • Favorite Local Summer Spots
  • Family Vacation
  • Messy Kids
  • Camp Scamps
  • Summer Camp Crafts
  • Chalk Art – Driveway Masterpieces
  • Kids on Wheels
  • Picky Kid Meals

Aberdeen News messy kids



  • First day of School Smiles
  • Back to School Outfits
  • Last First Day of School
  • Kids Coloring Contests *Julie’s Tip – National Coloring Book Day is August 2nd!
  • Breastfeeding Awareness *Julie’s Tip – National Breastfeeding Week is August 1st-7th!
  • Lovin’ Lake Life
  • Everyday Superheroes
  • Pajama Party
  • S’mores Galore *Julie’s Tip – National S’mores Day is August 10th!
  • Kids Wear the Darndest Things
  • Best ‘Coaster Faces *Julie’s Tip – Roller Coaster Day is August 16th!
  • Young Artists
  • Kids vs. Their Giant Backpacks
  • Apple Picking

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  • Show Us Your School Spirit
  • Future Pro Footballer
  • Happy Homecoming
  • Parade Pics
  • What Are You Reading? *Julie’s Tip – Read a Book is September 6th!
  • Best Locker Decorations
  • Kids and Grandparents *Julie’s Tip – National Grandparents Day is September 9th!
  • Cutest Lil Football Fan
  • Kids in the Kitchen *Julie’s Tip – Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day is September 13th!
  • I Scream, You Scream for Ice Cream *Julie’s Tip – National Ice Cream Cone Day is September 22!
  • Highschool/College Team Photos
  • Show Off Your Backyard Playground
  • Harvest and Hay Rides

Waka Cutest Footballer



  • Local Corn Maize
  • Best Halloween Costume
  • Scariest Little Zombie
  • Cutest Trick or Treater
  • Halloween Candy Haul
  • Pumpkin Patch Pics
  • Pumpkin Carving/Decorating
  • Most Magical Little Prince/Princess
  • Haunted House Reactions
  • Kid Bedroom Murals
  • Highschool/College Team Photos
  • Messiest Meals
  • Laughs in the Leaves

La Junta Pumpkin



  • Military Family Photos *Julie’s Tip – Veteran’s Day is November 11th!
  • Little Shoppers
  • Cutest Little Hockey Fan
  • Show Us Your Favorite Candy! *Julie’s Tip – National Candy Day is November 4th!
  • Bring Your Kid to Vote
  • Report Card Progress
  • Thanksgiving Crafts
  • Thankful for Family
  • Cold and Cozy
  • America’s Next Top Cover Kid

Tulsa Cover Kids



  • Tots and Their Toys
  • Show Us Your Holiday Spirit
  • Happy Hanukkah
  • Scared of Santa
  • Snowman Showdown
  • Elfie Selfie
  • Picture Perfect: Family Holiday Card Photos
  • Mess or Masterpiece: Cookie Decorating
  • The Best Gingerbread House
  • Ugly Christmas Sweaters
  • Christmas Crafts
  • Naughty or Nice – What’s Your Elf Up To?
  • Snow Angels/Snow Buddies
  • Swaddled and Snuggled
  • Make it to Midnight – New Years Eve Photos

Yaktri News Snowman


Photo contests are the perfect way to drive engagement for your parenting audience. Not only do parents already have photos of their kids on their phone and love to show them off, but they often have a community eager to vote and share to help them win!

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