Judge's Choice winners are determined by a panel of modeling professionals who anonymously judge the photos. There is an overall winner in each category in each age group. The child who receives the most points from the judges will be named the JUDGE'S CHOICE WINNER for that participating city. Winners are announced at the awards ceremony on the final Sunday of the event. Trophies will be mailed within ten days from the time when winners are posted online.
On behalf of The Children's Miracle Network, all families are encouraged to collect donation money online and with the sponsor sheet they are given at the photo shoot. Parents may use the money they collected via the sponsor form or online to VOTE for their child's photo. Voting is open to the public for 50¢ a vote. All voting proceeds benefit the local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. There are overall winners for each category in each age group. The child who receives the most votes will be named the VOTER'S CHOICE WINNER for that participating city. Families who turn in $100 or more worth of votes , will receive a CD with all the photos taken of their children during the photo shoot.