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Welcome to the Baby of the Year Calendar Contest!
The Baby of the Year 2013 Calendar Contest supports the Signal’s Newspaper in Education (NIE) Program and helps insure that we can continue to provide all of the schools in our valley with daily copies of the newspaper.

To Participate

  • Take a clear, sharp photo of your baby (no Polaroid or professional photos, professional photos are copy-righted; - digital photos are encouraged.)
  • Register online, by mail or in person. All entries can include a $5.00 donation payable to The Signal:

  • To register online: click on the Submission tab above.
  • To register by mail, click this link, download the form and mail it with the photo and your donation to:
    The Signal Baby Contest, 24000 Creekside Rd, Valencia, CA 91355
  • To register in person, drop off the form and photo at:
    The Signal Circulation Office, 24000 Creekside Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

  • Registration starts -- Sun, August 26, 2012
  • Mail-in registration ends -- postmarked by Tuesday, October 9, 2012
  • Walk-in and email registration ends -- Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ noon
  • Website registration ends -- Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 11:59pm
  • Must live within 60 miles or subscribe to e-edition


  • Voting begins Friday, October 19, 2012, look for the Baby Contest ads in The Signal and online at
  • View the entries and vote for your favorite.
  • Anyone can vote for their favorite baby with a $1.00 NIE donation.
  • Each $1.00 donation counts as one vote, and you can vote as many times as you like.
  • Voting may be done online by purchasing votes on the Registration page and going to the Vote page (Votes are prepaid at the Registration page. To purchase more votes go back to the registration page).
  • Voting may be done by phone. Please call (661) 287-5585 between the hours of 6:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Votes may be dropped off at the Signal Circulation office at 24000 Creekside Rd. in Valencia between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Votes may be mailed to The Signal Baby of the Year at 24000 Creekside Rd, Valencia CA 91355.

  • Mail-in votes end -- postmarked by Friday, November 23, 2012
  • Walk-in and Phone-in votes end -- Friday, November 30, 2012 @ noon
  • Website voting ends -- Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 11:45pm

Make sure you apply your votes properly (see image below)

  • First, check the baby you want to vote for
  • Second, designate how many votes you want to apply to this baby
  • Third, click "Save" to apply your votes
  • You can check how many votes you have left and your voting history at the top of the page.
how to vote

Online voting results may not accurately reflect the total number of votes per entrant due to pending mail-in, walk-in or phone-in votes.


  • Winners will be determined by the overall number of votes received.
  • The overall winner will be featured on the cover of the 2013 Baby of the Year Calendar, and on one individual month. The other top 11 vote getters will be featured on the individual month pages; and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 contestants.
  • Each baby that receives 100 votes or more will be featured in the calendar on a day of the month closest to their birthday or the month represented by their costume.

All times are in Pacific Time.            Completed            Current           Future   
Submission Period Voting Period
Sun, Aug 26 2012 6:00 AM -
Sun, Oct 14 2012 11:59 PM
Fri, Oct 19 2012 6:00 AM -
Fri, Nov 30 2012 11:45 PM
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