2024 HRMC Cutest Baby Contest Official Rules


Nominees must be a current resident of Beadle, Clark, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Sanborn or Spink County, AND under the age of one year at of the start of the contest (therefore, he/she must have been born between March 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024). 

Voting begins Monday, April 1, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. and ends Tuesday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. You may vote 1x per day per device (with a total of 24 hours between votes).


HRMC can provide no technical support and accepts no responsibility for ensuring the receipt of your online submission. Please note the contest is monitored by IP address, so if you are on shared WiFi, you may get an error indicating you've already voted.  Remove your mobile device from shared WiFi to vote. 

HRMC is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software.

HRMC does not have access to vote difference between the grand prize and runner-up and can provide no technical support with voting (including blocked firewalls, bad email addresses, etc.) HRMC does not accept any responsibilty for ensuring the receipt of each vote. 


People’s choice voting will open at 12:00 a.m. CST on April 1, 2024. Voters must live in the continental United States to be eligible to vote. Each voter can vote once every 24 hours for their choice of “Cutest Baby.” No fraudulent accounts or paid votes will be accepted, and if suspected, may result in disqualification of the entry from HRMC’s Cutest Baby Contest. Voting will close at 12:00 p.m. CST on April 30, 2024. The top two entries with the most votes will win grand prize and runner-up. In the event of a tie, a random drawing of the tying entries will determine the winner. Winners will be notified via phone prior to a public announcement.


One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a Hatch Baby Sleep Machine, $75 Huron Bucks, a gift basket of baby essentials, selected with your baby in mind, a commemorative blanket, and be featured on HRMC Cutest Baby advertising and promotional materials for the following year. One (1) Runner-up winner will receive $75 in Huron Bucks. Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes.

To claim prize: (a) winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency and (b) winner must sign and return the Publicity/Liability Release and Indemnification form.


By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of HRMC, which shall be final in all respects.

By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release HRMC from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize.

Entrants authorize HRMC to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, without compensation unless prohibited by law. HRMC is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at HRMC’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials are original and created by entrant, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright of the materials.


Entries are now closed for the 2024 Cutest Baby Contest. Voting is live at the link above through midnight April 30, 2024.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Between March 1, 2024, and March 31, 2024 complete the entry form and upload a recent snapshot photo of your baby. Photos taken in a professional environment will not be accepted.

Newborns portrayed in the images must be clothed (e.g., wearing a minimum of a full coverage diaper). Any submission not meeting these requirements will be immediately disqualified. Photos cropped to a square will be displayed best.

Only one entry per baby will be considered for participation (twins may be entered together) . Entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. CST on March 31, 2024, to be eligible. Late entries will not be acknowledged. All entries become the property of HRMC and may be used in any manner, in any media, worldwide in perpetuity.