Safe Sleep, Every Sleep Photo Contest

During Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month this October 2018, CO4Kids is holding a photo contest to help inspire parents, grandparents, relatives, friends, neighbors and early childhood professionals in Colorado to practice the ABCs of safe sleep during every nap, every night, and each time they care for a young child. 

Enter the photo contest

Learn more about contest awards, guidelines and how to vote for your favorite photo below. 

Submission Instructions: 

1. Step One: Read the contest guidelines carefully. 

2. Step Two: Fill out & submit your photo by completing the form linked HERE

3. Step Three: Once approved, we will upload your photo to the @CO4Kids Facebook Page. Send friends, family, and supporters to the @CO4Kids Facebook "Safe Sleep" photo album to "like" your picture submission.

Winners will be selected based on the number of "likes" the photo received by October 31 at 5:00 pm (MTN), so make sure to like it and spread the word!

Only "likes" on the original photo on the CO4Kids Facebook page will be counted. 

Winners (photos with the most likes) will be announced at the beginning of November. 

Contest winners get to select a nonprofit to receive a grant to help support families and prevent child maltreatment.

1st Place Winner | Sponsored by the CO4Kids Campaign
Prize: Statewide Recognition + $1,000 toward a nonprofit organization of your choosing that works to support families and prevent child maltreatment.

2nd Place Winner | Sponsored by the CO4Kids Campaign
Prize: Statewide Recognition + $500 toward an nonprofit organization of your choosing that works to support families and prevent child maltreatment.

3rd Place Winner | Sponsored by the CO4Kids Campaign
Prize: Statewide Recognition + $250 toward an nonprofit organization of your choosing that works to support families and prevent child maltreatment.

Please read all of the guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines and submission instructions will not be considered. 

  • Photos must demonstrate a commitment to the following Safe Sleep Tips:
  1. The only things that should be present in a crib are a firm mattress, a fitted sheet and a sleeping baby. Bumpers, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, bibs and clip-on pacifiers are unsafe for sleep and not allowed in the crib.

  2. Infants need tummy time while awake to strengthen their neck muscles. Always supervise infants during tummy time.

  3. If an infant falls asleep anywhere except in a crib, they must immediately be placed on their back in the crib.

  4. Instead of sleeping blankets, infants should sleep in sleep sacks that do not confine their arms. Swaddling and alternative sleep positions are only allowed if a child’s physician signs an alternative health plan. Learn more about how to use your Halo SleepSack® at HaloSleep.com.

  5. Keep rooms at a temperature comfortable for a lightly clothed adult. Check infants to ensure they are not overheated or sweaty.

  6. Always practice the ABC’s of safe sleep. Infants should be sleeping alone on their backs in a crib. 

  • Although anyone can enter, grant awards must go toward a nonprofit organization that works to support families and prevent child maltreatment in Colorado. 
  • Photos must be submitted between October 1st - October 31th 2018. 
  • Limit 1 entry per person. 
  • Only image files 10854 KB or less will be accepted. 
  • Photos must be original and taken by the person submitting the photo, or with that person's expressed permission. You cannot enter the contest with a photo that you do not own and have permission to use. 
  • If any children are included in a photo, you must provide a signed photo release from the parent or caregiver of that child. 
  • Photos can only be submitted once. In the instance that two people submit the same photo, only the first entry will be considered. 
  • Photos must not include watermarks. 

Winners will be selected based on the number of "likes" the photo received by October 31 at 5:00 pm (MTN), so make sure to like it and spread the word!

Only "likes" on the original photo on the CO4Kids Facebook page will be counted. 

Winners (photos with the most likes) will be announced at the beginning of November. 

Visit the Photo Contest Album on Facebook to vote for your favorite picture. 

Safe sleep, every sleep.

We all play a role in making sure all children are valued, healthy and thriving. It is important for all parents, grandparents, relatives, friends, neighbors and early childhood professionals to have the tools they need to practice the ABCs of safe sleep during every nap, every night, and each time they care for a young child. CO4KIDS Campaign is invested in creating greater awareness among parents and caregivers of the importance of safe sleep and improving the safety and well-being of infants across Colorado by highlighting educational materials and supportive services in the communities where they live.  

Follow these tips for safe sleep, every sleep.  

  1. The only things that should be present in a crib are a firm mattress, a fitted sheet and a sleeping baby. Bumpers, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, bibs and clip-on pacifiers are unsafe for sleep and not allowed in the crib.

  2. Infants need tummy time while awake to strengthen their neck muscles. Always supervise infants during tummy time.

  3. If an infant falls asleep anywhere except in a crib, they must immediately be placed on their back in the crib.

  4. Instead of sleeping blankets, infants should sleep in sleep sacks that do not confine their arms. Swaddling and alternative sleep positions are only allowed if a child’s physician signs an alternative health plan. Learn more about how to use your Halo SleepSack® at HaloSleep.com.

  5. Keep rooms at a temperature comfortable for a lightly clothed adult. Check infants to ensure they are not overheated or sweaty.

  6. Always practice the ABC’s of safe sleep. Infants should be sleeping alone on their backs in a crib. 

Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1‑844‑264‑5437)
Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. 
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.