If you're unable to make it to the event, we do have a virtual option available for children who are considered high risk and/or have a disability. We want to make sure everyone is safe and able to participate! Please note that only a few spots are available for the virtual event.
Every year, Baton Rouge Parents Magazine hosts The Cover Kid Event to find fresh faces to appear on the cover and within the pages of the magazine for the upcoming 12 months.
The Cover Kid Event has been an exciting event to look forward to for over 20 years. The Cover Kid Event is not a beauty contest or a talent show. Children from all walks of life are encouraged to participate! Cover Kids are between the ages of 2 and 17 years, who are good role models for children. We believe that children who shine come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities.
Due to COVID-19, The Cover Kid Event will be different this year. To protect the kiddos and their families, we’re taking the show on the road. We’ll be visiting various locations in our city to find the next Cover Kids, while also following all pandemic safety guidelines.
Once your child is registered and shows up on their scheduled day, they will meet with the judges. This meeting will only last a few minutes. Your child should be prepared to answer questions about themselves. If your child doesn’t speak or has any special needs, please inform the Baton Rouge Parents Magazine representative before the interview starts.
Once the interview is complete, the child will receive a sheet of paper on what steps will be taken. If your child receives a callback, they will need to record a video (parents will need to help), telling the judges why they should be a Cover Kid. All of the judges will pick their favorites from the videos at the end and winners will be announced.
Didn't read the above? Here's the lowdown!
What is The Cover Kid Event? It's the one time during the year where judges pick the children who will appear on the pages and the covers of Baton Rouge Parents Magazine.
How long have you been holding the event? For over 20 years! The magazine has been a staple for parents for over 30 years.
Is there a fee? Yes, there is a fee to participate. You will see it when you register!
What makes a Cover Kid? Cover Kids are ages 2-17. All children are invited to participate, regardless of shape, size, ethnicity, or ability.
How is a Cover Kid selected? There isn't a secret to being chosen. The best advice we can give? Let your children be themselves. They're all adorable and we know they have great personalities! Let them show that to the judges through the quick interview.
What should my child wear? Whatever he or she wants! Batman costume? Yes. Elsa and Anna dress? Absolutely. If they are comfortable in it, let them wear it! We want them to feel their best and if that's their go-to outfit, we're here for it. Basically, there's no dress code.
When is the event? Usually, The Cover Kid Event is one day out of the year. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has caused us to change up things. However, now you have MORE chances to participate. Can't make it on a certain day? There are more to choose from! The fun lasts for 10 days, so pick the day and time you like best.
How will you keep everyone safe? That is the most important part of all. We will be following ALL safety guidelines already set into place to ensure that you and your kiddos are safe, too.
Okay, sounds great. Now what really happens during the event? You pick your date for your child's "interview." You child shows up looking and feeling his or her best. Your child will meet with the judges and have a quick chat. (Sorry, mom. You have to sit this one out, but don't worry, your kid's got this!) Your child will find out immediately after if he or she has a callback.
What happens if they get a callback? You will take your callback and your child will make a video about why he or she wants to be a Cover Kid. Mom, you can help on this part! You will then submit the video to us. We will get the videos to the judges and they will do their final picks.
And if they don't? This unfortunately happens. We really mean it when we say that we want all of the children to make it. However, don't let this get you down. There's always next year. Maybe your child wasn't feeling it during the interview. It doesn't change the fact that he or she is awesome and still as adorable as can be.
Still didn't read any of this? Just register and we'll see you there!
What are the locations and dates?
July 27 Elite Gymnastics 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 8321 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
July 28 EBR Library - Goodwood 4 - 6 p.m. 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
July 29 YMCA - Dow 5 - 7 p.m. 3688 Sugar Plantation Pkwy, Addis, LA 70710
July 31 Ralph's Supermarket 4 - 6 p.m. 15013 Hwy 44, Gonzales, LA 70737
August 2 Jump n Jive 4 - 6 p.m. 17573 Old Jefferson Hwy #3930, Prairieville, LA 70769
August 3 YMCA - Americana (Zachary) 2 - 4 p.m. 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary, LA 70791
August 4 YMCA - Paula Manship 1 - 3 p.m. 8100 YMCA Plaza Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
August 5 YMCA - AC Lewis 12 - 2 p.m. 350 S Foster Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
August 7 Ralph's SupermarketPelican Point 4 - 6 p.m. 6431 Hwy 44, Gonzales, LA 70737
August 8 Guntz & Associates, LLC 2 - 4 p.m. 2835 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70805