The Hair Bow Company's Photo Contest

Contest is currently closed.

Our monthly photo contest is always a hit! We receive hundreds of pictures each month showing off your adorable children wearing our items. We absolutely love it. I'd like to take a moment to answer a few common questions we receive.

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What are the official rules?
1. You can only submit one photo per month (yes, even if you have multiple children).
2. You cannot submit a photo that has already been submitted.
3. Your photo must feature at least one product that we sell. Show us your kids, your animals, your crafts, your bow holders. We love to see it all, just include our products!

Can my photo feature products from other boutiques?
Certainly, as long as at least one item is from our store. Our contest isn't just about seeing cute kiddos, it's about seeing our products ON cute kiddos!! We love to see how you style items, what you pair them with, and how you embellish them!

How do I enter?
The best way to enter is by emailing your photo to us at (Note: jpgs work best!) You can also upload your photo to our Facebook wall but it won't go into the album. If we comment on it, then it has been entered. You can include your child's name if you'd like, but we definitely don't require it.

I emailed you my photo yesterday but it isn't in the Facebook album. Why? How do I know if you have received it?
We upload photos in batches every few days. We don't update them in real time because we don't want to bombard your Facebook feed, and we just don't have that kind of time on our hands! If we have uploaded a batch of photos and your photo isn't included, check your email. It is possible that your photo didn't include one of our items or we had an issue with the file. If your photo isn't in the album and you haven't received an email from us, send it again! If your photo doesn't qualify for any reason, we will let you know.

I uploaded my photo to your Facebook wall and it's not in the album. Why?
Only the emailed photos get uploaded to the album. Facebook tends to mess with that quality of photos, so when we save a file from our wall and then upload it again, it can look distorted. If you want your photo in the album, email it to us!

How and when are the finalists chosen? What criteria is used to choose?

A few days before the end of the month, our staff looks through all of the photos. Each employee writes down their favorite photos and submits them. The results are compiled and the photos with the most votes become finalists. We typically select anywhere from 5-10 finalists each month. It is NOT an easy task!

There is no specific criteria used to choose finalists, it is entirely up to each employee's taste. Some people love professional photos, some prefer quick cell phone pictures. Some people want to see newborn pictures, others prefer older girls. But one thing is certain, we LOVE seeing our products. Without a doubt, the photos chosen most often are ones that feature multiple THBC products. We can't help it, it's what we see every day so it is what we love seeing on your children! Please keep in mind that it is a photo contest, so blurry or dark pictures rarely get chosen.

How do I vote? How do I win?
When the finalists are announced on Facebook, voting begins. Just browse the Finalist Album and "like" the photo you want to vote for. You can vote for one photo, or all of them. The winner is the photo with the most votes at the end of the contest.

What about all of the "likes" on my photo in the first album?
The "likes" that your photo receives as a contestant don't count. They are great and we love to see the interaction, but they don't count as votes. Our staff doesn't even see those likes when they select their favorites. It wouldn't be fair to compare a photo posted at the beginning of the month with a photo posted toward the end of the month.

I submitted my photo after the deadline. Now what?
That's okay. We will hang on to that picture and enter it into the next month's contest.

What do I win?
First place wins a $35 gift certificate and second place wins a $15 gift certificate. Not bad, huh?

Any legal junk I need to know about?
Well please don't enter a photo that you don't own the rights to. Be sure your photographer has given you permission to use the photos however you'd like. By sending us your photo, you are giving us rights to post the image on our Facebook page, website, and other marketing material. In other words: Do not submit a photo if you don't want your child's photo published!
If you have any more questions, let us hear them!!

We absolutely love seeing all of your photos and we are thankful to each of you for letting us get a glimpse into your family. Your children are beautiful and your photos bring us so much joy!

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