2017 Cover Kids Contest Winners

2017 Cover Kids Contest Winners

Winners and runners-up for the Northeast Ohio Parent magazine Cover Kids Contest.

Northeast Ohio Parent magazine’s Cover Kids contest returns for the second year! We received close to 200 entries for children, ages 0-17, from across the region. There were many smiling faces, unique shots and great photography by our readers! A big thanks goes out to all the parents who submitted photos of their children for consideration.

Our panel of judges — which included Northeast Ohio Parent writers, editors, designers and other staff — had to make some tough decisions. We narrowed down our choices to 10 winners and 13 runners-up.

The winners will receive a cover photo shoot for one of our 2017-18 Northeast Ohio Parent issues.

(Missed this year’s contest? Don’t worry! Submit your child’s photo (ages 0-13) for the 2018 Cover Kids contest. Send a photo to [email protected]. Please include your child’s name and age, plus parent’s name, address and phone number to be considered.)



Ava, 7 months, Cleveland
Jase, 5, Canton
Milan, 5, Lakewood
Jaxon, 1, Seven Hills












Sabina, 5, Cleveland Heights





















Emma Rose, 11, Brunswick
Selah, 5, Richmond Heights
Brandon, 8, Brooklyn













Caleb, 12, Orange Village


















Elaina, 13, Canton





































































2017 Runners-Up

Praise, 7 months

Teddy, 17 months, Fairport Harbor
Salvatore, 2, Avon Lake
Adelyn, 4, Chesterland
Trey’Von, 4, Canton
Kayla, 4, Lorain



















Sophia, 4, South Euclid
Dwight, 7, Norton

















Skarlet, 8, Cleveland
Luke, 8, Bainbridge
Makenzie, 13, Beachwood
















Sejjan, 13, Warren






































About the author

Angela Gartner is the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for family and general interest magazines in the region. As a journalist, her features and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. The whole family is busy each weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She loves reading books, being a board member at the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and taking the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger, on his walks.


  1. Anthony Bafaloukos

    Hi when is the next Cover kids contest to participate in? Is it monthly or yearly?

    Streetsboro, OH

    1. Hi Tony – We will announce 2018 winners in our upcoming July issue! That issue also includes information about how to enter the 2019 contest. We accept entries year-round. To enter, submit a candid photo of your child (no professional photos will be accepted), along with his/her name and age, plus your name, address, email and phone number, to [email protected]. You may submit multiple children, but only one photo entry per child. Please send individual photos of each child. Thanks!

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