ENTER NOW: Small Kids, Big Color 2010 Contest

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Ready, set, color! It's time for Ohdeedoh's annual celebration of colorful kids' rooms: from baby nurseries to teen rooms, from tiny single kid spaces to big, shared accomodations - kids' rooms of any size are welcome...color is the key! Over the next few weeks we hope to show off some wonderful, colorful kids' rooms from all of you and award three amazing prize packages with items from some of our favorite companies!

HOW TO ENTER

Using the submission form below, send us five (5) photos of your colorful kids' room and tell us about your color inspiration, a tip for using color and the colors you used. Photo quality counts! Be sure to include a wide shot of the room as well as a few detailed shots of your favorite spots. Need tips for taking good interior shots? Find help here.

ELIGIBILITY

• One entry per household.
• The child(ren)'s room (single or shared) must be in a home which is lived in by the contest applicant—the home can be owned, rented or sublet.
• The room can be designed by a parent, professional, weekend hobbyist or design enthusiast.
• All readers age 18 and up are invited to enter the contest and share their room.
• Employees of Apartment Therapy may not enter.
• Entries may NOT include links to other webpages or Apartment Therapy/Ohdeedoh pages. Reader comments that include links will be deleted.
• Once submitted, no contest entry may be changed, altered or enhanced.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

10/26 thru 11/13 — Submit your entry (no entries will be accepted after 23:59:59PST).
10/28 thru 11/18 — Selected entries will be posted and voted upon by readers for 48 hours each.
11/22 thru 11/23 — Voting begins in the semi-finals. Readers will have 48 hours to vote for their single favorite room out of the top 9 U.S. entries and single favorite out of the top 3 international entries.
11/24 — Winners announced!

PRIZES

• We have three fabulous prize packages filled with items from some of our favorite companies to award to the top 3 U.S. entries. The room with the most number of votes in the semi-finals will have their first pick of packages. The second place winner will choose second and the third place winner will receive the remaining package. Winners must provide a U.S. address other than a P.O. box to receive the prizes.
• Due to legal limitations and shipping costs, only U.S. residents are eligible to win the prize packages. The international winner will receive a signed copy of Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

I received confirmation that you received my entry, why wasn't my entry posted?
Our system does not automatically post entries as they are submitted. We select the best entries to post. All submissions may not be posted due to space limitations, and it is up to Ohdeedoh to post the strongest submissions.

I made a mistake in my submission, how do I change my contest entry?
Please re-submit your entry.

How are winners chosen?
Winners are chosen by readers votes. To vote, readers must be registered with Apartment Therapy (register here).

How do you handle voting fraud?
Evidence of excessive multiple votes from a single IP address will be deleted.

My room was previously featured on Apartment Therapy/Ohdeedoh — am I still eligible to enter?
Yes, readers who previously shared their rooms with the community are eligible. However, you may only enter the room in one Apartment Therapy/Ohdeedoh contest.

I've already submitted my room for consideration for an Ohdeedoh Tour or My Room post, — am I still eligible to enter?
Yes, absolutely!

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you need help or have more questions, please email editorial@apartmenttherapy.com.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.