TV: Regis and Kelly: 2009 Beautiful Baby Search
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa Announce 'Live With Regis and Kelly's' 2009 Beautiful Baby Search
Top Morning Talk Show Teams with Parenting Magazine and Gerber
Winning Child will be a Parenting Early Years Cover Baby And Toddles Away with $125,000 for College
Attention all proud parents! Isn't it time to prove that you have the cutest baby in the country? Now may be your little one's time in the spotlight, with the return of "Live with Regis and Kelly's" Beautiful Baby Search. The winning baby will appear on the cover of Parenting Early Years, and "Live" has partnered with Gerber to provide the lucky boy or girl with $125,000 to be used toward a college education.
Nearly 300,000 adorable kids were submitted in last year's contest. Three-year-old Ella Segars of Austin, Texas was selected as the 2008 Beautiful Baby Search winner and appeared on the June cover of Parenting.
To enter "Live's" 2009 Beautiful Baby Search, parents must submit a recent photo of their child by mail or by visiting LiveRegisandKelly.com, where further details and full contest rules are available. Entrants must be between the ages of 6 months and 48 months and the photo must have been taken within the last month. The staffs of "Live" and Parenting will narrow down the thousands of entries to ten semi-finalists, who will be announced on the show on the first day of Beautiful Baby Week, March 9-13, 2009. Viewers will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorites, and the top five contestants will be revealed the following day.
The five finalists and their parents will fly to New York to be guests on "Live" and take part in a Parenting photo shoot, and the week will culminate with the announcement of the grand prize winner. In addition to the top prize, "Live" and Gerber will award an additional $100,000 to be divided amongst the four runners-up, to be used toward a college education. And all ten semi-finalists will be awarded a year's supply of Gerber(R) products customized for their child using the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy(TM) nutrition plan, which helps provide nutrition guidance from birth to preschool.
The Parenting Group, home of the Parenting and Babytalk brands, reaches moms over 15 million times every month through magazines, digital media, custom content, and events. TPG's monthly publications include: Parenting School Years, for moms with children in kindergarten through elementary school; Parenting Early Years, for moms of infants, toddlers and preschoolers; and Babytalk, for new moms and moms-to-be. TPG's other media properties include: the Babytalk First Months guide and the Babytalk Pregnancy Planner; the Parenting.com web site; MomConnection(R), a nationally-representative online research network; and a custom content unit. The Parenting Group is a division of Bonnier Corporation.
Gerber Products Company was founded in Fremont, Michigan in 1928 by Dan and Dorothy Gerber. On September 1, 2007, the company officially joined the Nestle Nutrition Family - part of Nestle S.A. As a leader in early childhood nutrition, Gerber's Start Healthy, Stay Healthy(TM) initiative provides stage-by-stage information, tips, tools and advice for parents and their children 0-48 months. The company is headquartered in Florham Park, NJ. GERBER and START HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY are trademarks of Societe des Produits Nestle, S.A.
"Live with Regis and Kelly" is executive produced by Michael Gelman, and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, "Live with Regis and Kelly" airs every weekday morning in more than 200 markets across the country.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2009 /PRNewswire/ --