Enter Your Cute Kid into the GapKids / babyGap Casting Call Contest

Your kid is cute, right? Just adorable. So why not enter the Fourth Annual Casting Call Contest from the Gap and the Disney?

Of course as a general rule, you don’t want to doll up your bundle of joy (these people will take care of that) and you don’t want to pay any upfront fees, which I’m sure there are none in this contest. Follow those rules and You Are Golden.

All the deets are below. It’s on! Enter today!

Here are some former finalists:

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Calling All Proud Parents: Gap Searches for the New Faces of babyGap and GapKids With Its Fourth Annual Casting Call Contest

Gap Teams Up with Disney Family.com for a Nationwide Search to Find America’s Brightest Personalities and Most Adorable Young Faces

 Gap’s nationwide search for babies and kids with a twinkle in their eye, charm in their smile and an expressive personality to match has officially started. Today Gap launched its fourth annual Gap Casting Call, a nationwide contest to find the next faces of babyGap and GapKids. This year, Gap is teaming up with online parenting site, Disney Family.com, offering phenomenal prizes and more chances to win with its first-ever America’s Fan Favorite and Voters’ Sweepstakes awards.

“Casting Call is one of our favorite programs and this year we want to make it bigger and better than ever,” said Pam Wallack, president of babyGap, GapKids and GapMaternity. “The contest is a unique and fun way for us to interact with our customers and their children and we are extremely excited to be partnering with Disney, a brand synonymous with not only families but also family entertainment, to enhance the program and add a little something special to this year’s Casting Call.”

How Casting Call Works:

Entry Phase: From Sept. 22 to Oct. 22, parents across the country can enter their child in the contest by visiting gap.com/castingcall to upload a photo of their baby (ages four and under) and kid (ages five to 10) for a chance to be featured in an upcoming babyGap or GapKids campaign in Feb. 2010.

The Finalists: Once the entry phase closes on Oct. 22, judges will narrow down the field to twenty finalists — 10 babies (five girls and five boys) for babyGap and 10 kids (five girls and five boys) for GapKids. The 20 finalists will be flown to San Francisco with their families to participate in an official Gap photo shoot and will receive prize packages, including a $500 Gap gift card and a deluxe Disney gift bag.

Voting Phase: On Dec. 7, the twenty finalists will be unveiled and voting will begin on gap.com/castingcall. It will then be up to America to decide the next faces of babyGap and GapKids for a 2010 campaign. Voters can vote once a day every day for babyGap [1 boy and 1 girl] and GapKids [1 boy and 1 girl]. And contestants won’t be the only ones with a chance to win great prizes. This year, Gap and Disney Family.com are offering a special Voter Sweepstakes. For each vote cast at gap.com/castingcall from Dec. 7 – Dec. 21, voters will be entered in a contest to win a weeklong Luxury Included  Caribbean family vacation to Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos or Jamaica.

The Winners: Four children will be selected as winners of the Gap Casting Call — one baby girl and one baby boy for babyGap and one girl and one boy for GapKids. The winners will be featured in the windows of babyGap and GapKids stores from coast-to-coast and will receive other incredible prizes from Gap and Disney including a $1,000 Gap gift card and a Disney on Broadway package in New York or Las Vegas for a two-night VIP Lion King experience.

“In addition to inspiring great ideas for family life, Disney Family.com and Gap are now giving moms a chance to showcase the kids that make it all worthwhile,” said Emily Smith, vice president, Disney Online Mom and Family Portfolio.

Introducing the Fan Favorite Award:

For the first time in Casting Call history, Gap is introducing an award for America’s “Fan Favorite.” The lucky child who receives the most votes at gap.com/castingcall starting on Sept. 22 will win a weeklong Luxury Included  Caribbean family vacation to Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos or Jamaica.

Fan Favorite voting runs from Sept. 22 through Nov. 17 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 7, along with the 20 finalists. To help get the word out, parents can leverage the power of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, and good ole’ fashioned e-mail to help get votes for their adorable tot.

To help spread the word about their charismatic Casting Call contestant, parents can also create a “printable,” an adorable mini Gap shopping bag photo holder with arms and legs to showoff their aspiring model. When parents submit a photo of their child, they can opt to print out the printable character that sits on the edge of a table or desk and holds a “Vote for me” sign.

Visit gap.com/castingcall for official contest and sweepstakes rules and information.

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta brand names. Fiscal 2008 sales were $14.5 billion. Gap Inc. operates more than 3,100 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Ireland. In addition, Gap Inc. is expanding its international presence with franchise agreements in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, please visit gapinc.com.

About Disney Family.com

Disney Family.com is part of the Disney Online Mom and Family Portfolio, a leading group of sites that provide inspiration and ideas for parents on a variety of topics important to today’s families, including easy recipes, crafts, traveling with children, pregnancy, and parenting. Other sites in the Portfolio include Kaboose.com, FamilyFun.com and BabyZone.com.

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8 Responses to “Enter Your Cute Kid into the GapKids / babyGap Casting Call Contest”

  1. hunter robert shepard says:

    Everyone loves my baby.He was born July 9, 2009 he is full of personality,and has a full head of hair.He looks like his dad and everyone is soo suprised hes only 22, “two peas in a paud”

  2. Michelle Wiley says:

    Hello,
    i am writing because i would like for my son Justyce to be a part of the casting. he is 2 months old and some say ahead of his time. this would be a great oppertunity for him and a joy of our family if you considerd him for your casting.

    Thank you for your consideration and time,
    The Wiley Family

  3. Michele Hamlin says:

    My beautiful babygirl Nadyah would love to be the next face of baby gap.
    She is a loving one year old.Nadyah is a very photgrahic and loves to be the center of attention.She would love to have a great opportunity like this. Please consider

  4. Nassema Raheem says:

    Good Morning/Afternoon

    My beautiful daughter was born on 7-09-09. Her name is Kamahni Kaylii and she loves to smile and coo. She doesn’t cry at all. Yes it surprised me too!! She makes this very cute whine shen she wants something. Simply adorable. She has curly black hair. She has an amazing personality. She is diffinately worth seeing. Please consider her on your search for new baby faces.

    Thank you in advance,
    Nassema Raheem

  5. DeeGrif says:

    Hi, I would like to inter my twins in the contest they are 5 with white blound hair and I would like for them to model and this would be a nice start.
    Thank you

  6. DeeGrif says:

    Sorry for not proofreading before submitting. The word should have been **enter**
    Again Sorry

  7. Tanya Gonzalez says:

    My Son Was Born June 4, 2008 His Name is Chase Cox.. He is a great kid.he is so handsome i would love for him to be a part of the contest i think it will be a great opportunity for him

    Please consider..

  8. Allison Wiggins says:

    I have 4 year old twins a boy and a girl. They are just gorgeous! Hope they will win!