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Thursday, October 29, 2009

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The Real Diaper Association’s Real Diapers, Real Babies Photo Contest (announced here previously) was a huge success! There were over 160 entries of beautiful babies in cloth diapers. Entries were posted to the RDA blog, where people lobbied hard for their photos! RDA members selected the twelve winners, who will appear in the 2010 RDA Calendar. The calendar will go on sale to the public via RDA’s CafĂ© Press store in October at Proceeds from sales of the calendar (which would make a great gift!) will help RDA in their mission to get more babies into cloth diapers.

Our grand prize winning photograph (by Jennifer H.) featured a baby playing on the beach by the Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan. Jennifer was excited to receive a $150 gift certificate from (our Grand Prize Sponsor) as she is hoping to upgrade her stash! The two runners-up received $50 gift certificates from Babies in Bloom and Mama Momo.

Some interesting notes about the winning pictures:
  • 8 featured boys, 4 featured girls.
  • Half the photos were taken inside and half were taken outside.
  • 4 of the pictures featured props – a wagon, a toy fire engine, a mobile, and fishing gear/boat.
  • 1 picture featured siblings.
  • 2 pictures showed babies in prefolds and covers. Those same two featured newborns.
  • 2 babies wore hats in their photos.
  • 4 pictures included water – a big lake, a little lake, a waterfall, and an ocean.
  • 7 babies wore solid color diapers, 5 babies wore prints.
  • ALL of the babies looked happy and comfortable in their real diapers!

Thanks to all who submitted photos and thanks especially to all of our sponsors who made the contest and calendar possible!

Real Diapers for Real Babies. The Real Diaper Association ... creating a cultural shift to increase the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers.


Crissy said...

A cute calendar full of uber cute babes in fluffy cloth diaper butts for under $20?! How can you beat that?

Big Mama said...

oo how exciting!!!!

Attila & Tamara said...

I took a look at the calendar online. Such cute pictures!!!

Shannon said...

That is really cool! I loved reading the stats!

Krystal said...

Wow! That's a great calendar! We were in the exact spot that cover photo was taken earlier this summer!

Gwenn S. said...

I absolutely love this calendar! So cute to see babies in cloth..I especially like December..which wouldn't have anything to do with her being mine ;P

The Jacobsen Family! said...

SO cute!
Wow, what a great prize for 1st place!
LOVE where the proceeds are going!

Anna said...

The calendar turned out cute!

Owen's Mom said...

Very cute picture! What a nice calendar idea. As a mom, I would love to see cute kids in cloth over puppies or kittens any day.

Beccalynn said...

That sounds like fun! I wish I'd found your blog earlier so I could have entered... though my daughter's only 7 weeks old so it may not have been possible :-D

Lexi said...

i love the calendar! I looked at all the pictures online. It makes me want to take some pictures of my cutie in cloth. Too bad winter is already nearly here. :(

kylem said...

Great calendar!