Hall of Winner: The Gerber Baby Contest Winners of Past & Present

Back in 2010, Gerber launched its first annual baby photo contest in honored of the little charcoal baby that's on all the Gerber baby products — the original Gerber baby, Ms. Ann Turner Cook. The Gerber baby contest was a huge success with over 217,000 baby photos submitted and continues on till this very day, now known as the Gerber Photo Search.

Each year the Gerber baby contest winners received huge cash prizes and with media coverage all over TV and online. We are keeping track of all the Gerber baby PHOTO SEARCH and keep this list of the Gerber baby contest winners updated for you.

You may learn more about each winner in details by click on the corresponding links for each year. List start from the present winners to the past winners.

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Gerber Baby Contest 2016

Gerber baby contest 2016 winner

01/26/2017 Gerber announced Gerber Photo Search 2016 winners. Meet Riley the new Gerber baby 2017. Learn more about the Gerber baby contest 2016.

Name: Riley
From: Lewis Center, Ohio
Age: 7 months
Parent: Kristen and Devin Shines
Grand Prize: $50,000, $1,500 in Gerber childrenswear, plus opportunity to be feature in Gerber ads.

Congratulation Riley!

2016 Milestone Category Winners:

  • Birth+: Leo from Rockville, MD
  • Supported Sitter: Chase from Southport, CT
  • Sitter: Willow from Wichita, KS
  • Crawler: Bryce from Mount Holly, NJ
  • Toddler: Camden from New York, NY
  • Preschooler: Alanys from Humacao, Puerto Rico

Milestone Category Prize: $3,500 and $750 for Gerber childrenswear

Congratulation to all Gerber 2016 contest winners!

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Past Gerber Baby Winners

These are the Gerber baby contest past winners starting with 2015 to 2010.

Gerber Baby Contest 2015

01/27/2016 Gerber announced Gerber Photo Search 2015 winners. Meet Isla the new Gerber baby 2016. Learn more about the Gerber baby contest 2015.
Name: Isla
From: Troy, Michigan
Age: 7 months
Parent: Grayson and Rachael
Grand Prize: $50,000, $1,500 in Gerber childrenswear, plus opportunity to be feature in Gerber ads.
Congratulation baby Isla!

2015 Gerber Baby Contest Milestone Category Winners:

  • Birth+: London
  • Supported Sitter: Drew
  • Sitter: Victor
  • Crawler: Hazel
  • Toddler: Tristyn
  • Preschooler: Nyla

Congratulation Gerber Baby Contest 2015 Winners!

Gerber Baby Contest 2014

Name: Grace
From: East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Age: 7 months
Parent: Gabrielle

Over 180,000 entered and only one baby can win the title Gerber baby. Read more about the 2015 Gerber baby and learn about the 2014 Gerber baby contest.

Gerber Baby Contest 2013


Name: Levi & Paxton Strickland

From: Wernersville, Pannsylvania

Age: 10 months

Parent: Amanda & Matt Strickland

Levi and Paxton is the first and so far the only twin to have won the famous Gerber baby contest. The 2013 Gerber photo search had more than 156,000 entries. Even though this year we have actually 2 winners but the grand prize is still the same as usual $50,000 plus other prizes as well. They were featured in Gerber's advertisements.


Gerber photo search 2013 was the last one that hosted by Facebook. As the year before parents and guardians would upload their photography of their baby to Gerber's Facebook fan page. Gerber's panel of judges will select the grand prize winner of the photo contest and milestone winners are to be voted by fans.

2013 Gerber's Milestone winners:

Birth+: Ava Olejniczak from Hammond, Indiana
Supported Sitter: Kayson Almeida from Attleboro, Massachusetts
Sitter: Olivia Gatewood from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Crawler: Grayson Osmond from Branson, Missouri
Toddler: Justin Ridzon from Lowell, Massachusetts
Toddler 2+: Sully Thompson from Brooklyn, Iowa

Gerber Baby Contest 2012


Name: Mary Jane Montoya

From: Fresno, California

Age: 8 months

Parent: Sara Montoya

"Our baby looks just like the Gerber baby, but we still can't believe the photo of our baby won the Grand Prize!" said Sara Montoya, the mother of Mary Jane who won them the Gerber baby contest. And she continues, "Like parents everywhere, we think our baby is cute, but to have this honor is something we'll cherish for forever. To us, winning $50,000 is like winning a million dollars!"

Gerber Baby Mary Jane and parents on the Today show.

With 308,000 entered by only one can be the Gerber baby. On November 6, 2012 Gerber announced Mary Jane Montoya from Fresno California their winner of the 2012 Gerber Generation Photo Search.

Here's the quick process of how the contest work at the time. Parents and guardians enter photos of their children by uploading it to Gerber's Facebook page. There are six milestone winners was voted by fans and a panel of Gerber judges picked the grand price winner.

2012 Gerber Baby Contest Milestone Winners:

Birth+: Phoenix Molina from Sacramento, California
Supported Sitter: Justin Ridzon from Lowell, Massachusetts
Sitter: Jax Schuster from Lebanon, Indiana
Crawler: Londyn Ridley from Millsboro, Delaware
Toddler: Jaiden Davidson from Petersburg, Virginia
Preschooler: Johnathon Cahill from Mastic Beach, New York

Gerber Baby Contest 2011 - Tate Rosendahl, Springfield MO


Gerber Baby Contest 2010 - Mercy Townsend, Toledo OH


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