Enter Washingtonian’s Cutest Baby Contest

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UPDATE: This contest has CLOSED. Contest winners will be notified by email.

If you have a baby, you’re probably taking hundreds of adorable photos. Instead of posting them all on Instagram, submit the best photo of your little person to our second annual Cutest Baby Contest.

The two winning babies will get a professional photoshoot and a full-page photo and bio in the Washingtonian magazine. There are two categories to enter in: Babies under 1 year old and infants/toddlers from 1 to 4 years old. A winner will be chosen from each age group.

All applicants (yes, all!) will get a digital faux Washingtonian “Cutest Baby” cover with their baby’s image and name. All submissions will also be featured in’s “Cutest Baby” photo gallery on the contest page.

Each submission fee is $30, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Children’s National Health System. The baby has to be between 0 and 4 years old to enter.

But hurry: The deadline to enter is September 11 at 11 p.m. The top 10 cutest babies (5 from each category) will be voted on by readers during the voting period September 12 to 18. Then a winner from each category will be chosen by a panel of judges from Washingtonian and our beneficiary, Children’s National.

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