2009 babyGap and GapKids Casting Call Starts Tomorrow

UPDATE 3: I’ve posted some pictures of 3 possible finalists in this year’s Casting Call Contest over here.

UPDATE 2: Read a second response to the technical issues people have been having with this year’s Casting Call Contest over here.

UPDATE 1: Read an interview with (the parent of) a casting call finalist and a statement from Disney Family regarding the technical issues with this year’s Casting Call Contest over here.

2009 Gap Casting Call

They’ve been teasing us for well over two months now, but tomorrow (September 22, 2009) marks the official launch of the 2009 Gap Casting Call. This year’s contest runs from September 22 through October 22 (it’s a week shorter than last year) and for the first time, Gap is partnering with DisneyFamily.com to offer some “exciting additional prizes”.

To enter your adworthy offspring (babies, ages 4 and under and kids, ages five to 10, are eligible to participate) in this year’s online contest, visit gap.com/castingcall and upload a photo. Once the initial entry period is over, here’s how the contest will play out:

Once the entry period closes, a panel of judges will narrow down all of the entries received to 20 finalists (five baby boys, five baby girls, five boys, and five girls). Those finalists will star in a professional Gap photo shoot the week of November 16, 2009. On December 7, 2009, the finalists will be announced on www.gap.com/castingcall and will be voted on by the public until December 21, 2009. The four children who receive the most votes (one from each of the categories) will be announced as the winners on February 1, 2010.

Finally, since not everyone is a professional photographer, I thought I would include some helpful photo taking tips from world-renown child photographer, Stefano Azario:

Get Close: Zoom in to get as close as possible to your subject’s face so it’s clearly visible. If your subject’s too far away, they’ll get lost against the background.

Show Personality: Truly memorable photos let your subject’s personality shine through. Avoid stiff smiles and forced poses as they can come across as artificial and generic. Instead, take your time and follow your subject as they relax in or move through an environment that’s comfortable to them. Also, avoid hats – they’re cute but we want to see faces and hair!

Watch the Background: Shoot the photo against a simple background so your subject really stands out. Don’t forget to move anything nearby that might be distracting.

Try Different Angles: Try angling the camera or shooting from different perspectives to make your photos more memorable. It’s also important to photograph kids at their eye level rather than standing over them.

Use Natural Lighting: Sunlight is much more flattering than indoor lighting. Use filtered, natural light to enhance colors and skin tones. Try not to shoot with the sun behind the camera as it will likely make the subject squint and will also cast strong shadows.

(Just in case you were wondering, they are not doing the in-store photo tour this year.)

Some more details about this year’s prizes and the official contest timeline after the jump.

Here’s what this year’s winners and finalists will receive:

All 20 (5 boys, 5 girls, 5 baby boys, and 5 baby girls) finalists will receive:
• Professional Gap photo shoot
• $500 Gap GiftCard redeemable for a babyGap or GapKids wardrobe
• Deluxe Disney gift bags:
• Jonas Brothers’ Lines, Vines and Trying Times CD
• Demi Lovato’s Here We Go Again CD
• A special selection of books from Disney Press
• A 20″ Winnie the Pooh Plush from DisneyStore.com
• Disney Movie Club DVD Prize package including Bolt, WALL-E and Mary Poppins 45th Anniversary Special Edition

In addition to the finalist prizes, the four winners will receive:
• Their photo featured in babyGap and GapKids windows nationwide in February 2010
• $500 Gap GiftCard redeemable for a babyGap or GapKids wardrobe
• A VIP experience for four at Disney’s THE LION KING in New York or Las Vegas

Fan Favorite
The one lucky entrant who receives the most fan votes will be crowned the Fan Favorite winner. The winner will receive a seven-day/six-night family vacation to either Turks & Caicos or Jamaica from Beaches Resorts – The Luxury Included Family Vacation. Voting runs from September 22, 2009 through November 17, 2009, and your family and friends can vote daily. The Fan Favorite winner be announced on December 7, 2009.

But wait, there’s one more thing… This year’s contest has a prize that even the grown-ups can win:

Voters’ Sweepstakes
For each vote cast at gap.com/castingcall, voters will be entered in a contest to win a weeklong Luxury Included Caribbean family vacation to Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos or Jamaica.

Casting Call Contest Timeline
Casting Call Timeline

Since everybody went bonkers about notification dates last year, I thought I would include an excerpt from this year’s official contest rules about the schedule:

7. EVENT SCHEDULE: The applicable dates, times and deadlines for the Event are as follows (Pacific Time).

Submission Period: September 22, 2009 (12 A.M. PDT) to October 22, 2009 (11:59 P.M PDT).
Fan Favorite Voting Period: September 22, 2009 (12 A.M. PDT) to November 17, 2009 (11:59 P.M. PST).
Fan Favorite winner announced: On or about November 19, 2009.
Top 20 Finalists Judging Period: October 23, 2009 (12 A.M. PDT) to December 6, 2009 (11:59 P.M. PST).
Grand Prize Voting Period: December 7, 2009 12 A.M. PDT) to December 21, 2009 (11:59 P.M. PDT).
Grand Prize winners announced: On or about February 1, 2010.
The dates and times set forth above are subject to change in Administrator’s sole discretion. In the event of any change, notice of the revised date or time will be posted on the Website.

3,095 thoughts on “2009 babyGap and GapKids Casting Call Starts Tomorrow”

      1. Hi my name is Rossana and I entered my son Kevin to the contest he is in the boy’s category I would like to be added to the list to vote your kids and in exchange of that you could vote for my son here is the link to his entries please vote for both of them like I said I will vote for your kids as well thank you
        rossana

        rossana

        http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/rosigmn/

        1. hi there: I posted a reply messages to you letting you know that I already did it in the mornig and that your boy is on my
          my list

  1. Is anyone having trouble registering? When I click on the “enter” button, it takes me to “register here”. When I click on that button it redirects me right back to the main page with the enter button. Maybe its just because so many people are trying to register…

    1. Did you have any luck registering for the gap casting call?
      I am still waiting to be approved. Am I the only one getting frustrated here?

    2. Yes I had this problem on the last day of entering. So I was only able to enter one photo…and so far I haven’t seen it available for voting. It said it would go to approval so I don’t know if that might be the problem or a rush to enter by the deadline.

    3. Sorry, but I feel this is a fake contest. Some of those chldren had thousands of votes within a couple of minutes. I registered my granddaughter, but she’s not even on there. Doing a name search doesn’t work either. Whatever.

  2. I did have problems registering as well, but finally got in. My entries show as posted when I log in, but I can’t search for them in the gallery and did not receive a confirmation email. Does anyone know how long to get that confirmation email to allow family to start voting on our entries? Thanks for the update bumpershine!

  3. I’m having the same problem with searching for my pictures and didn’t get a confirmation e-mail. I’m just going to give it some time and see if it shows up. I’m not sure what else to do.

  4. I’m having the same problem my friends and family are ready to vote for her but they can’t find the pictures and I didn’t receive a confirmation e-mail.

  5. Tara & Starry,
    Will you please post when/if you receive your confirmation email and you can see your entries in the gallery? I will do the same.

    thanks:)

  6. Just wondering, last year, one of the “rules” was that you could not submit professionally taken photos, but I don’t happen to see that in this year’s rules. Does anyone know if it’s okay to submit a photo that was taken by a professional photographer? Good luck, everyone! :)

  7. I wouldn’t think it was ok to use a pic taken by a pro photographer. The rules clearly state that you must own the rights to the photos and if you didn’t buy that from the photographer, technically they are still their images. :)

    I am having SOOOO much trouble uploading my pictures! It’s been loading the same picture for almost 10 minutes now! Anyone else having this problem??? I made it as small as I could…way under the recommended 3MB. :(

  8. I’m having the same problem, i uploaded the pictures, and didnt get the confirmation email…. how long does it take??? Thanks!

  9. I’m having the same problem. I entered my child into the Gap Casting Call. When I click to view my entries, I see his pic and all his info, but can’t find him by member name or ID #. I received a confirmation e-mail from family.com and clicked on the link, but still can’t see my entry to vote.

    I didn’t see anything about professional photos not being allowed. I entered a photo taken by a pro photographer which I have rights to — I purchased them.

    I did see other entries that appeared to be professional, as well.

    1. Did you ever figure out how to locate them by ID number or name I am having the same issue and its still not working. I got all of that information but friends cannot find him.

      1. I also submitted my daughetr’s photos almost 24 hours ago and all the photographs are showing as Awaiating approval. Please let me know once yours get approved

        1. I have not received any so far. Its four days already that I submitted my daughter’s photo and it still shows as Awaiting approval.

          I understand that there might be lot of submissions but at the same time it is unfair to the parents and kids whose photographs were submitted well with in the deadline. I am not even sure if my daughter’s photographs would be reviewed and considered for contest. They should so something about it.

          Worst thing, I don’t even know whom to contact/call or email as they there are no such details on website.

          1. I still haven’t seen anything posted and haven’t received an e-mail confirmation – I put my daughter’s pictures in on 10/21 – has anyone heard anything about this problem?

        2. Hi I submitted my son’s pics on 10/22 as well and they are still waiting approval… On the frequently asked questions page there was an email address, I emailed them Saturday and have not receveived a response from that either.

  10. wow.. did anybody got an email confirmation yet??? does it take couple of days? I dont understand….Tara, Starry , Susan, Valerie, anything??????

  11. Hi ladies, I entered the contest yesterday afternoon and still waiting a confirmation e-mail…. Does anyone know how long it takes? The contest just started yesterday but there are already so many kids on there so I am assuming that the e-mail should not take that long…. Anyone get the email yet?

  12. not yet… i entered the contest yesterday as well… and no email confirmation yet!!!! :(( did anyone get it? how long did it take?

  13. Yes, I received a confirmation email from family.com within a couple of minutes. I clicked the link to actvate and it told me it was activated and took me to the disney log in page. I still don’t see my little guy in the gallery or by pulling him up by id # or member name. I sent an email to Disney letting them know I was having trouble. No response yet.

  14. Valerie, I sent a email to them as well and got a generic one back saying that they can not respond to everyone b/c they get so many in. Not sure what else to do?? I got the email from family.com that I am a member but no approval email for the pics…

  15. Hello, glad I bumped into this site because I thought I was the only one having issues with the site. Registering took me all morning to upload 2 photos! I am not even sure if it went through as I cant find my daughter on there by searching with the id or member number either. Hopefully they can correct this glitch!

  16. I have submitted one as well – but can’t pull up my child’s picture to vote, I see some kids already have over 100 votes, how did they get registered so quickly and to have votes, when everyone else seems not able to even pull up there child’s picture? Disney, needs to check into this and answer e-mails or fix the problem.

  17. Still no approval email… I also think this is crap…. Those other kids that are on there will have 100’s of votes before we can even get ours on the site… Totally not fair!!

  18. OK, I did not receive a response to my e-mail, but when I got back to work today I had an e-mail that was received yesterday @ 11:45pm with the Subject of “Thank you for entering the Gap Casting Call.” It said “Congratulations! Your entry has been approved”. I entered him about 8:00 in the morning, so looks like it took about 16 hours. Now I can locate him by my member name or his ID #. Hopefully, you all have received approval e-mails, also!!

  19. I got my emails saying she her pictures were approved and I can now vote for her, but when I enter her ID number in, it still says page no longer exists. I already told family and friends as well so hopefully they’ll get the glitches out soon!! Thanks for keeping us updated bumpershine!

  20. I have a questions i submitted my children into the contest and the were approved but my problem now is that none of my friends can see them to vote the id the provided stated that they are no longer avaliable, please help thanks

    Lucy

  21. Ok, this is getting ridiculous. Lucy, I’m having the same problem as you are…saying that it no longer exists. My friends and family are seriously ready to vote and they can’t! :( :( :(

  22. Hi all,

    I got the email confirmation as well…I was having the same issue of the ID number not working it kept saying page no longer exists. I had to post the link on face book about 4 times…It finally goes through… Now the problem is that it is not catching the vote, a lot of friends have voted but they are not all showing up….And why does it make them register just to vote?

  23. I didn’t have problems uploading my son pictures on September 22 but I would like to know how those other kids got so many votes already something ain’t right noway they have more then 200 votes almost three hundred noway I hope ya’ll malfunctions get fixed real soon because it’s not fair lol

  24. Chevelle,

    I agree with you there… When I uploaded his pic on the 22nd I saw other kids pic’s who already had 100’s of votes.. I mean come on that many that quick??? Something is going on… Anyway I need to know how come when I go into the gallery I cant see my son’s pic? I go through all the pages and nothing so how are people supposed to vote other than using the contest number? Is there no other search option other than most recently added and most votes?

  25. How long did it take all of you to save your pic after choosing one? My FIRST picture has been “saving” for 48mins… Why can’t I get it on here?! How do others have several and I can’t even get this one?! Is there a secret?
    Thanks!

  26. Shauna-

    No secret, I just hit the upload and it went right through… Maybe try to refresh or go out and back in… It should not take more than a couple of seconds..

  27. A quick question…. I have watched a couple of my friends vote on my sons pic and it always says Thank you for voting! Your vote is being tallied. Come back in 24 hours to vote again. You can vote once a day, every day through November 17, 2009. But the number of votes never increases… Is there an issue with this as well?

  28. Wondering the same thing. I’ve had many people vote for DS and the number hasn’t increased. It’s people who’ve come up to me to tell me they voted, not that I’ve asked so they felt the need to lie.

  29. Pleschelle his pic should be in the gallery my son Jaden pic was in the gallery from when I uploaded his pic it’s really not fair girl i registar him early morning on September 22 and no way some contetants had over 100 votes already something is truly wrong

  30. I feel like voters should not have to registrar to vote they should be able to go to gap.com/castingcall and input there email address that is so easy because folks don’t want to have to go through all that just to vote I can see the contestants registering but not the voters they need to change that and be fair because something is wrong those people don’t have all those vote already lol

  31. Chevelle,

    I have not seen his pic in the gallery EVER… I know it goes by most recently added and most fan favorite votes but we should be able to see all the kids in the contest…. I am not sure what is going on but it is not right… Other kids are getting more and more votes and then there are those of us who cant even get a vote to go through..

  32. Something need to be done it’s not fair to the other kids, those kids can’t have all those votes already ever since the first day that morning some kids had over 100 votes can’t be something ain’t right they just need to be fair this is kids

  33. I’m trying to vote for other kids, but It keeps saying for me to log in. I thought I already logged in! Can someone help me pleaseeeee.
    Thanks

  34. Hi everyone – I’m glad I am not the only one with problems. I had the same issue with it taking 16 hours to get an approval. Then half way through the next day it said the page no longer existed. Plus I have lots of family that have gone through the horrible process of registering, then voting and the number never seems to increase. I want to know how the heck those kids have over 400 votes. There seems to be something really fishy with those.

  35. Kelly,

    You are so right, I think something is fishy also… I uploaded my sons pic the first day the contest started. When I did it said wait for email approval.. That email took almost two days, meanwhile there were kids on there with over 100 votes the day it started. I want to know how they got the approval so fast when it took most of us days… The contest has been on for 3 days and kids have over 400 votes some of them…Does parents really have that many family and friends that vote daily? I dont know about the rest of you but I’m a bit frustrated and none of it seems fair…

  36. I guess the one thing to remember is that the voting only counts for the fan favorite. A panel of judges will be narrowin down all photos received to 20 finalists. So there’s still hope for all of us :)

    But you are right…I find it almost impossible for kids to have over 450 votes (check there is one with 459). It took 1/2 to get approval and FOREVER to register. How are that many people able to register and vote for those kids?

  37. I am having the same problem as you all i entered my twin girls seperately i only received ONE email confirmation saying it had been approved but when i search the gallery or search them by name I get NOTHING this is really frustrating and i agree with all of you..

    1.how do some kids have so many votes already?!!
    2.why dont the number of votes increase when it says that it has been tallied?
    3. WHY THE HECK ISNT IT WORKING!!!AHHHH lol

  38. Kelly,

    That is reassuring that the votes only count for the fan favorite but however if the kids pictures wont even show up in the gallery…all hope is lost =(

  39. Leslie,

    Right I still have not seen my son’s pic in the gallery. I know at the bottom it says this is only a sampling of pictures, however if we cant see them all will the judges?

  40. That’s true the votes only count for the fan favorite but we would have loved to get a chance to win the trip too.but something is really wrong those kids don’t have that many votes already this shit is rig up and it ain’t right because this is kids they really should have started the fan favorite after October 22 when all the entries were in then they should have started the voting it just not right

  41. Send me ya’ll kids ID and I will vote for them my member ID is chevelle4267 because i know how ya’ll feel my son pic is in the gallery under baby boys

  42. Chevelle,

    He is so cute… I have seen him in the gallery before…. I will vote for him for you.. Can you return the favor? my user id is vonnie1974… Thanks!

  43. Hey Chevelle and plescelle,
    I went and voted for your little guys this morning. Let me know if it works :) If you want to see my entries, my username is moyertb.

  44. Has anyone had this problem? I posted 4 pics and then last night I noticed there were only 3!! What is happening here? And i’ve never been able to find my boys in the gallery!

  45. I am having a problem uploading the picture, I click submit and it says very quickly “saving your entry, this may take a minute, ” and then nothing. If I click over and over again the same thing-nothing. What happens after that? Has anyone else had this problem, is there something wrong with my computer?

  46. Chevelle and Tara

    I will make sure to vote for your little ones everyday… Thanks for voting for mine… Maybe of we do this we can catch up….

    Christine,

    I did not have problems uploading I had a problem with them being approved it took almost two days.

    Jeanette,

    I did not have that problem where pictures went away, however I still can not see him in the gallery..

  47. Chevelle and Tara – I will vote for yours too. My username is Kcamp2009 if you wouldnt mind voting for my two little ones as well.

  48. I am having the same problem. I hit on submit and it doesn’t do anything. Should I wait and eventually the picture will get uploaded or try later? I am also lookinh for a link to send an email and complain but I can’t find anything.

  49. @ Kelly I will vote everyday for your entries my ID NUMBER IS CHEVELLE4267 THANKS SO MUCH WE HAVE TO STICK TOGETHER

    TARA I WILL VOTE FOR YOUR ENTRIES TOO VOTE VOTE ME TOO ID CHEVELLE4267

    @ PLESHELLE i WILL VOTE DAILY

  50. Help!!!! I have read all of the comments above and feel the same way!!! One girl has 5 pics and has had over 600 votes!!! How is this possible?????? I think more people would vote, if they did not have to register. My little girl seems to have no chance with the fan favorite. :( Good luck to all!

  51. @ Lorie we don’t have a chance for fan favorite but i still get people to vote there is know way they have that mnay votes already something just ain’t right

  52. @chevelle, I click on that link but an msn account box opens up which cannot connect me. I tried again now to upload a picture and I can’t, I am about to give up

  53. Maniataki,

    Chevelle is right, do not give up!! we may be able to catch up in votes who knows…. If not it is still a possibility that our kids will get picked by the judges…If not there is always next year… We just will have to be the first ones next year to upload out pictures….

  54. Chevelle, tara, pleschelle I have wrote down your user ids and will vote daily. Its so frustrating seeing all those votes already its nearly impossible please vote for my little girl
    menchacas is the id her name is allison thanks so much

  55. How long are email confirmations taking now??

    I entered my daughter and son one right after the other, and got my daugther’s about an hour later….but not my son’s. Ugh, this is driving me crazy waiting!

    thanks!

  56. @chavelle. I emailed you this morning with the pictures, I hope you will be able to post them for me.

    Thank you. You are an angel

  57. Chevelle, pleschelle, Kelly and Tina, I voted for all your kids today and I will be voting every day. I don’t think that me little girl has a chance, we already lost valuable time.
    All your kids are just precious.

  58. I was able to upload 1 picture so far but I think I know how some kids have soooooooo many votes already. A lot of parents became fans of the GAP on Facebook and they added links for their kids pictures and ask for people votes; that translates to alot of votes. Also, I read on that page that unless your child has more than 17 votes you can’t see their picture in the gallery, SO UNFAIR.

    I hope it helps.

  59. @chavelle, Thank you for offering to help but I was able to upload 1 picture so far. you don’t have to try to upload my pics. I see few of you are on the GAP facebook page, let’s see if it will make a difference.

    Good luck to all.

  60. Hi ladies, as I said before I uploaded only one picture and I got the confirmation email within an hour, wowwwwwww, now is voting time. Her id is 561884618 for anyone who wants to vote.

    Thank you

  61. I will vote for you all as many times as I can. Please vote for my little girl as well. The id she is under is : chimera564. Maybe if we work together, we can make a little difference. Good luck all!

  62. Maniataki,

    I just voted for your little one.. I love the picture… After you said about people on the Gap facebook I decided to do that as well. Thanks for that I hope it works out for us!!!

  63. Lorie your daughter is absolutely adorable!!!

    Check out my little girls too :) they are under: tanyapro82
    I am not counting on the fan favorite, I just want to show off my girls :) How do some people already have over 1000 votes?!?! Crazy!!

    I love this contest, it is so much fun :)

  64. Good luck to everyone in the contest! I was able to upload a few pics of my 2 year old, but I accidentally uploaded one image twice. I have not gotten confirmation yet that his pics are up on the website, but when I read the rules it indicated that they only post a sampling of images. I don’t know how that works in terms of the voting process. We are “starlight2828″ on the contest website. Good luck to everyone and if you post your username on the site, I’ll vote for you little ones.

  65. Hello everyone,

    I can’t even submit my sons photos into the contest at all. I upload a pic, never see the actual pic(which was visible when I entered last year), check all the necessary boxes, and the “Submit Entry” box never becomes active for me to click. It also doesn’t allow me to upload any other pics either. Anyone having THAT problem?? Any advice? Thanks in advance for those who may respond with,”I had no problems uploading my child’s pics, just keep trying,” but I already plan on doing that. :) LOL. Thank you all and good luck!!

  66. Okay…please disregard my previous comment! I figured out the problem. I guess that’s what happens when I try to function coherently at nearly 1am after being up since 7:30am! Lol.

  67. Hi moms,
    Wow lots of beautiful kids out there !!!!

    I will make sure and go and vote for all the people who left their member name

    Here is my member name MADGAV01 please vote for us too…we are way behind the others because of all the problems..LOL…

    I didnt get the pics I wanted up there which shows his insanely LONG lashes because the pics were too big…but I did get a few.

    GOOD LUCK LADIES !!!!! KEEP VOTING ONE OF US IS BOUND TO WIN :)

  68. Anyone else notice that the vote number isnt increasing? Last night my son was at 43. This morning I signed in and it said 41. I voted for myself and my husband. The vote number still says 41. This is so frustrating.

  69. I’m getting really frustrated as well. I entered both my kids almost 4 days ago, and only 1 has been “approved”, the other I never even got a confirmation for, but yet his picture and entry (with ID) is listed in my login, just says his Id isn’t valid. I saw today that some kids have over 1,000 votes. I’m sorry, but there’s just NO way if you can only vote 1 time per day. Those parents would have to be soliciting thousands of people a day, and I just don’t believe that a bit. Oh, and my vote counter never goes up either, even after *I* vote. Not fair at all!!

  70. Kelly – I feel your frustration. There was a big gap in the approval time for my two as well.

    As far as the votes, there’s software out there that lets you vote using ‘fake’ email address and now I am convinced people are using it. How else would they have that many votes?

    Uggg this was supposed to be a fun thing to do and our whole family was excited to be part of it by voting. Now everyday I look at it and get frustrated.

  71. Ladies,

    I have put my vote in all all of your little ones….
    Kelli, Kelly, Chevelle, Heather, Tara, Lorie, and Maniataki. I have come to the conclusion that only one pic is going to make it into the top so I am now asking that you all vote on one specific picture for my fella. His contest number is 227866941…

    Thanks ladies…

  72. Question: Can we only vote on one entry each day?? I voted for my little one and noticed the vote went up by one. Then I voted for my friend’s 3 kids and I didn’t see the vote count increase at all. Tara, I went and voted on your 2 entries and didn’t see the vote count increase… BTW, she is BEAUTIFUL!

  73. OK, it didn’t post, again. I posted the below message, so if it shows up 3 times, I apologize. Please take a look @ my little guy’s entry. If you think he could be one of the next Gap models, please vote for him. You can search by member name vcardug or ID # 879054402. I’ll go through and vote for each of your little ones.

  74. Valerie,
    Thanks for voting for her and thanks for the sweet comments. Her number of votes hasn’t increased since the last time that I voted for her. UGH!! So disappointing :( Thanks for trying anyways! :)

  75. Michelle, I was having the same problem yesterday when I was trying to enter. My pics were too big, so it wouldn’t work. After you choose your pic in the Browse window, check all 3 boxes below the pic, then click the “Crop and Resize” button. After you fix your pic to show off your cutie, click “Save.” At that point, you should be able to click it and enter your pic and any others thereafter.

    Also, your pic may be too big to enter it as is, which is why you’d need to crop it.

    A word to the wise for everyone…If your pic is larger than the maximum size allowed (3MB) BEFORE you use the “Crop and Resize” option they give, here’s one way to make them smaller(so you can fit the whole pic into the contest):

    1. Go to your pictures and right click on the one you want.
    2. Scroll down to “Open With” and just roll over it, u don’t have to click it. It will give you some options.
    3. Click on “Paint.” If you have Microsoft software on your computer, you should have this option.
    4. Your picture will come up and will probably be very large. Go to “Image” at the top of your screen and click.
    5. In the drop down menu, click “Stretch/Skew.” When the box opens you’ll see 2 options that can be changed. “Horizontal” and “Vertical” and they will both initially be at 100%. Change both to 25%. Your picture will immediately get smaller(but not too small). Now just save and rename it.

    Do this for every picture you want to enter that’s larger than 3MB and you should be able to fit every part of the pic that you want to be featured. Good luck!

  76. Is anyone having trouble looking up by your user name?? It tells me there’s no match EVERY time. I had to go through old emails to find my kiddo’s # b/c every time I clicked on the “My Entries” button, it said it no longer exists. I really can’t believe all the problems they’ve been having. I thought for sure they would have worked them out by now. :(

    Anyways, my user name is TLHille and my little guys pic is #308544319 & #888544284. Can’t wait to check out your little cuties! :)

  77. I entered my daugther yesterday….got a confirmation an hour laster…..my son, still nothing and it has been 36+ hours…is this normal? Do I need to submit his entry again?? He is showing up under my enteries, just not confirmed yet. This is driving me crazy!! Thank you!!

  78. Ok guys,
    I have voted for the following kiddos. If I have missed one, please let me know.

    chevelle4267
    vonnie1974
    kcamp2009
    menchacas
    561884618
    chimera564
    tanyapro82
    MADGAV01
    879054402
    TLHille

  79. Hi Ladies,
    I just put in votes for all the ID’s that have been listed. I just got my confirmation for my
    little guy, his ID is 694251909.
    Thank You

  80. Tara,
    Thanks for voting for him; I just voted for your little girl;What a Cutie!!
    I will continue to vote for all these precious children!!

  81. @Tara, can you vote for my daughter? id maniataki. I am experiencing another problem today. I sign on the website to vote and I don’t see the gallery anymore, it says that there are no posts available for today. Next, I go to vote, I hit on vote abd nothing is happening, it suppose to say thank you for voting and come back tomorrow. This website is getting on my last nerve and people from the GAP don’t give a s**t. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Sorry you all are still having problems but like the lady said Gap act like they really don’t care but really it’s not fair they should not had started the voting process until October 23 after all the entries were in then everyone would have started @ the same time and that would have been the fair way, because by the voting going on while the entry process is going on isn’t fair because everyone enter @ different times not fair they really need to do something about one kid have over 1800 impossiable

  83. Hi Everyone,
    I just entered this contest yesterday with my five submissions. I still haven’t got a confirmation for either of them but each pic has been assigned a number. When I try to find it among the entries I find it under my account under my entries only. Now I know that I don’t have a shot at the fan contest and I am ok with it since I entered late, lol, the entry date was on my 40th birthday and I was too busy celebrating and my daughter’s 5th bday was on the 26th so it was a busy week, that’s my excuse and I am sticking to it…but I would like to know for sure that my daughter was entered. Unsure since I still don’t have a confirmation from Disney and I have been a Disney family member since April when we went to Disneyland..this is our third time entering and this year she is in a different category..so what do you think, if she is assigned a number she should be in the contest, correct?
    Oh BTW, I will happily vote for the kids above each morning until the end….I wish everyone the best of luck!

  84. Ok everyone, this is interesting. Just noticed, go to gallery and try to click on the GIRL category, notice that there aren’t any entries, do you think something happened with the “sudden amount of votes” for certain kids and they are doing something with that category, thoughts? There are submissions with each category, except for that one!

  85. Hi Kelly – You have to wait until you get the confirmation number. They will show up in ‘My Entries’ and have a number as soon as you enter them but its not active until you receive the confirmation email (at least thats how it was with me). I entered two additional pictures yesterday and received the confirmation emails exactly 3 hours later.

    Good Luck!

  86. Hi everyone,
    I finally receive my confirmation! I have been voting since the first day of the contest for the ones who listed their id numbers or name on here. If anyone wants to vote for my little one she’s listed under Cynyas. Thanks!

  87. Kelly – Try again, they are there under GIRL but it shows 0 pages. But if you use the arrow you can go through all the pages.

    Its done this a few times with some of the other categories.

  88. Ok, how long did it take for you guys to get your confirmation? I don’t think that I can enter again using a different e-mail address. I got the actual confirmation for being a family member right away and also tested it again by having my user name emailed to me but nothing for the pics that I submitted…what should I do?

  89. Hi, me again, since there are so many Kelly’s, which is a good thing, I will sign it Kellykel, my nickname, ok, still don’t see the gallery of girl pics..it says as a response on my computer, there are no entries for this category at this time. Should I try it on a different computer? Thanks!
    Kellykel

  90. Hi I posted my son on the 26th and I still havent received a confirmation email. What is the longest people have to wait to get an email. My friend posted her son and she got her email in 10 mins. This is so not fair. confirmations should not take 3 days. My son could of had votes my now.

  91. So I am having a problem using the “Tell a Friend” button that lets you post your link to Facebook or email it to friends. I keep clicking it with my pop up blocker and it does not respond.

    Also, noticed today there are kids with over 1,000 votes!! Strange considering to vote you need to create an account with Disney.

  92. It’s Kellykel again, just a thought, to the people that are having trouble, do you have yahoo accounts. I am tempted to sign up all over again with Disney family and use a different email address..anyone else do this?

  93. I am so sorry to here of all the problems people are having Gap need to do something better than what they are doing because this is not fair to others ain’t no way those kids have over 1800 votes I am strugging on my end to get votes and they have all those votes unbelievable

  94. Hey everyone, I also have yet to receive a confirmation email, but that’s not my question. When I look under “My Entries” the photos I submitted, and ID #’s show up for 4 of my pics, but the picture won’t come up for my 5th one(yet the ID#, his name and everything else is there beside a blank space). For those of you who had to wait awhile or are still waiting for comfirmation, has that happened to anyone? I am assuming that maybe they haven’t approved that one yet, which may be halting the confirmation.

  95. So I finally got a confirmation that ONE OF Ayla’s pictures were approved. Friends started voting for her, and then all of a sudden it said the page was REMOVED! Why??? I’m having so much trouble with this! Did this happen to anyone else?

  96. Nikki,
    I entered my son yesterday afternoon; I entered 3 pics and received confirmation 2 hours
    later on just one pic. Today I have still not received confirmation on the other 2.
    Good Luck

  97. Kelly, I signed up with a hotmail account that I use for junkmail purposes, when nothing worked, a day later I signed up with yahoo (also an email I use for junk) and same thing. I got approval for family.com but not my daughters pictures. It’s so sad because she has so much potential to win this just like so many others who can’t get in :( ….

  98. Kellykel here again,
    I am going to give it until next Monday, the latest. If I don’t receive a confirmation, I am going to resubmit five new pics under a different e-mail, different home address for my parents. I will vote for each child like I promised and check at that time to see if my child has been confirmed. Don’t know about you guys but still can’t view any pic in the GIRL category keeps saying no entries available. I am going to guess that they are so bogged down by entries and they are trying to correct the problem. The website is really slow too..By the way, all of the kids are darling. I am very grateful for having a HEALTHY and beautiful child. I know of two kids my daughter’s age that have non-Hodgkins disease and leukemia..guess there are more important things to be upset about, huh? Just trying to keep things in honest perspective…GLTA…Kellykel

  99. I have read all the post on the site. I noticed that everyone is haveing the same problem I am having. I am wondering what is going on with the confirmation email as well. I entered my daughters picture last night. I guess I will have to wait a few more hours or days. However I am starting to give up. I hope that gap and disney can work out this problem so my child can have the opportunity to be noticed by the world.

  100. This is crazy. I’ve been reading all your responses and registering for this contest is a mess. SOooo many issues. It took me about an hour just to upload my daughters picture. Now I have a new issue. When I press the submit entry button it says something like “this might take a while” and then nothing happens. This is the definition of frustrating! Grrrr

  101. Hi G – I dont think you can edit a photo once its uploaded. The very first one I did was a large file size so the cropping was funny. I thought I could change it after the fact but it wouldnt let me. I know if you havent submitted it yet, there is a ‘Change Photo’ option but once its submitted it looks to be locked.

  102. Ok,I have voted for the following people below…. If there is someone that maybe I missed just let me know…

    chevelle4267
    694251909
    kcamp2009
    menchacas
    561884618
    chimera564
    tanyapro82
    MADGAV01
    879054402
    TLHille
    moyertb

  103. Hi ladies,just want to ask a favor. Can you all vote on my sons one picture please? I need a lot of votes on this one so he can at least get into the gallery… Here is his number 227866941.. Thanks ladies

  104. @pleschelle, can you add 811884473 to your list? If you don’t mind, I copied your list to have everyday for voting and I also added 227866941.

    Thank you

  105. All of your kids are so cute:) I love looking at all of the cute pictures. I will be voting for them. My little girls are listed under member ID kynedidylan.
    Thanks

  106. i loved reading this chain… i entered my son and daughter almost 5 days ago and have only received confirmation for my daughter’s photos. my husband then created an acct for my son’s photos (4 days ago), but hasn’t heard back either. should my 16 month old son take it personally? (lol) good luck to everyone!

  107. Hey everyone,

    I’ve gone through this ever growing thread and voted for each one of your adorable kids — that’s a lot of kids. My concern is I don’t see the vote count going up for a single one of them!!! Is this happening to anyone else? Sorry I disappeared for a while — I’ve been sick with the flu and it appears that my little one has it now, too. I had to go back into the dr. today and after I left he called to tell me that it appears I may have pneumonia. Geez! Anyway, hopefully I’ll recover quickly, but in the meantime I’ll have some time on the comp and lots of time to vote for all our cuties. Back to the question @ hand — has anyone else noticed the vote count not increasing after voting? I’m going to continue voting just in case it is getting temporarily stuck in the system, though! Remember vote for my guy — member name vcardug or member ID 879054402.

  108. Okay I am done I cannot submit I give up and gap wont answer me via email. I will however vote for your lovely children and I would not worry I am sure Gap has the last say on who wins votes included. Gorgeous kids. If anyone is willing to try and submit my girl’s pic I would be very thankful. I have tried since day one with no avail. I am done. Good luck everyone. All the kids should win.

  109. Hi pleschelle,
    You forgot to add my little. She’s listed under Cynyas.
    I’ll be voting for your little one and others that’s on the list. Thanks!

  110. Day three and still no confirmation email. *sigh* How can they announce a fan favorite with all these issues? I thought with contests everyone should have a fair chance to win. It is obvious by this feed, that everyone is not getting the opportunity to have their child voted for.

  111. Hi Lezlie,
    I added your girls to my list to vote for and just voted for them.Great Hair!! So Cute!!!
    My son’s ID is 694251909, thanks!

  112. Hi everyone! Kellykel here…yeah! Got the confirmation for all five pics its under my name skybratt5…thanks for your help guys. Looks like they did a system overhaul as the website is much faster now! So, wish everyone the best of luck and let’s stick together if one of our kids makes it to the finals..I will be voting for each child listed here for their chance of winning the fan favorite..for the people that are still having trouble with the website, I think your problems will be resolved soon! Take care everyone and the best of luck!

  113. I’m not sure I submitted my son on Monday morning and he still isn’t on there. I see him under my profile as submitted, I emailed support but no answer?

    Any advice?

    Ryan

  114. Hi ladies!

    I have been watching this thread since Sunday. I submitted two pictures of my son on Saturday night, and still nothing. Should I keep waiting or resubmit the photos on another email address? I’d hate to add to the pile of pics they’re dealing with but I figure they’d realize EVERYONE is having a problem and doing whatever it takes to just get their photos submitted!

  115. Thanks Chevelle i really appreciate it even though i now have only 22 days to vote. I’ll keep voting lets bump that list of numbers again.

  116. Okay seriously how do people have over 3,000 votes? How are they doing it, surely they dont have 400 plus people going on daily to vote, or do they… i dont even know that many people! Even if they do know that many people, each of them have to register with disney and thats what turns people away.

    Anyways, i have accepted the fact that my kids WILL NOT win the fan favorites, but please vote for kiddos for fun :) It feels good to visit my enteries and see that someone out there has taken the time to actually look at them you know :)

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/tanyapro82/

  117. Hi everyone, Kellykel here! Thanks Chevelle and Laura for the votes! I see that Shaelyn’s three pics only were confirmed, figures my favorite one wasn’t included. Like I said, I am going to wait until Monday then re-submit my favorite one and another from a different email listed under my parents. To the people that haven’t got confirmations yet, hang in there and maybe give it a couple days before re-submitting..will continue to vote for each child listed according to the list provided here, thanks for listing the kids Pleschelle..have a good day everyone!!

  118. last part of my message got cut off..Shae’s entries are under skybratt5 if anyone wants to vote, I too have decided that won’t win fan favorite, that’s ok but did you guys know that if you vote you automatically entered into possibly winning the trip? Good reason to vote for as many kids as possible, so if I missed anyone’s kids, send the list my way, I have plenty of time in the morning and its so fast and easy to do…so send me a list and I will vote for your kids!! GLTA

  119. Hello everyone involved in this thread. I have had plenty of fun and pleasure just going thru the thread of comments. I have made many calls to gap corporation to find out what is going on with the email confirmation letter you receive after you post your childs adorable pictures. They do not have many answers there for you. I am wondering if I should just give up my child still has not received a confirmation email after the review of the pictures. I was wondering has anyone heard how this process works. I am becoming a little discouraged.

  120. Hi, Kellykel here, Angel, don’t give up, read my prev. comments, I have a backup plan and I just got my confirmation this morning for three of the pics..anyways, I went through this whole thread and clicked on the links for voting for people..then I wrote down EVERY SINGLE USER NAME OR NUMBER..I plan to vote daily for each..if you want to vote for Shaelyn my user name is skybratt5, remember, the more you vote the more chances your family can win the trip..they do two entries one for fan favorite for pic and the other for voting, check out the rules! I know Shae won’t win fan favorite, I signed up way too late, but let’s vote for each child. It is easier if you provide a link but will still vote by user name or number, if you provide it! DARLING DARLING KIDS!!!! Kellykel…user name skybratt5

  121. Hi everyone, I am getting terribly frustrated with this whole casting call. I entered my son 3 days ago and still no conformation I have email disney and the Gap and have heard nothing. Whats the longest someone had to wait to get conformation, thanks

  122. Something is really going on with the voting the kid with the most fan favorite votes had 3103 @ about 12:00 today when I checked @ 1:00 she now has 3248 something is really fishy

  123. @ kelly even though you use the links it will tell you to log in or register to vote it’s easier for people who already register not for new people you are trying to get to vote for you ,you still have to register with family.com

  124. Hi to Chevelle
    I understand, these links are just for the people on this blog, seems everyone is here is already registered for Disney….

  125. I also came across this site when searching out how in the world 1 parent could have their kids with so many votes. If people didn’t have to register I would definitely say it’s fishy, but how can they do that when you have to register? She must be one cool momma!!!

    I didn’t have the issues getting the pics uploaded or anything, but just found out about it a couple of days ago. A little late in the game, I suppose!

    Here’s my girl… :) http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/AleeyahMH/

    you guys sure do have some cuties!!!

  126. Thanks Kelley for the information that you gave to me. I have just tried what you suggested. I do not know if it will work but I tried. I went in and voted for a few of the kids that were submitted. Thank you so very much that was helpful.

  127. Hi again everyone! Kellykel here, hey I just got EVERYONE’s links on this board to help people vote who are already registered for the disney site, but tried to submit all in comments and its not working, it won’t come up. So, I will try again and if that doesn’t work, post a couple at a time to make voting easier for everyone each day..again, try to use the links, and don’t use the numbers because you will only get that pic number then you have to click on all entries to vote for all the pics…so look for all of the links for everyone, hopefully this will work! Kellykel

  128. Hey ladies, I still haven’t received a confirmation but I went ahead and voted for everyone’s pics. May as well help out someone else. All of the children are so cute; I feel sorry for the judge’s when they have to pick the top 20.

  129. Hello Kellykel,

    This is Angel again. I did what you suggested and it worked howver they sent out the email to the original entry site. I did not like that pic much but hey it is what it is. I am wondering I tried to vote for my own child and it says there is not such entry not sure of what is going on and where to tell people to go and vote if you can not see her on the site. Wondering what else to do? I have gone and voted for everyone that I have see just about but can not find my child. Her entry number is 363755882 posted by sistershere Her name is Deja G. Thanks for all of your help you have been such a great help.

  130. I still haven’t gotten my confirmation. I’m starting to think i’m just never gonna get it. i don’t know what else to do. its been since Saturday night, and my family keeps asking me whats going on. Is there anywhere I can call or email?

  131. Hi to Laura from Kellykel….

    Here is your link!

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/mama2colton/

    Tasha and Amy I would give it til Monday then repost from someone’s email address besides the one you did, I still have two pics that did not get confirmation and I am giving it til Monday…Angel, you need a confirmation in order to get a vote, I had the same problem, if under your entries it has a vote for fan favorite next to the picture you are in, if it doesn’t then you have to wait for a confirmation. Let me know when you get confirmation and I will post the link or you can for voting, best of luck to everyone still waiting for their confirmations! I am in the same boat! And thanks Chevelle for the kind words! Just want to help!
    Have a good evening and God Bless! Kellykel

  132. Thanks so much Kellykel; you are so sweet!! Now if I can get my family to figure out how to register! They are having trouble. Anyway, Thanks again!

  133. I just posted an interview with (the parent of) a casting call finalist from last year and an official statement from Disney Family about the technical issues with this year’s contest. Read it here.

  134. @ Michelle I enter the first day and I didn’t have any problems loading my son pics sorry so many people are haveing loading and confirmation problems they really need to do something lol

  135. I would like to thank everyone who voted for my daughter Deja she loves that pic I do not care for it much because it does not really show her personality but what can you do. Thank you for all the information you ladies have given to me. Is my link the one you submitted on the top of the thread not really sure. How am I supposed to tell people to vote for her my family says they do not know what is going on here.
    Angel

  136. You guys are awesome !!! Thanks to all who voted for MADGAV01 I really wish I had a better pic of my man up there….anyway my votes are in for all that posted their member ID…..

    I will vote again in 24 hrs :)

  137. Top of the morning to everyone! kellykel here. I just voted for everyone but Vonnie1974 having trouble with a voting box coming up on your entry,, I will check it again later..hope the new day got some parents’ technical problems resolved. Still didn’t get conf. on two of my pics and they were the first ones I submitted. Anyways, be sure to vote for everyones’ kids. Use the links above, it only took me 5 mins, not to sound like a Staples commercial, but “That was Easy!!! Take care everyone and make it a great day! God Bless….Kellykel…P.S Some of you should be professional photographers! Awesome pics!!!

  138. Thanks Bumpershine – That was a good interview.

    Now I’m off to vote for everyones beautiful kids (and mine of course)!

  139. I have to agree with Kellykel on the last post some of the pics were realy well done. I am still having problems just viewing my post do not know what I am doing wrong. I saw it early this morning with the link that I received thru Kellykel but nothing at any time after. I wonder if others are having the same problem if so can you let me know. If you are not having any problems let me know that as well. I am trying to figure out whether I am doing something wrong. I have voted for a number of different applicants however I can not figure out how to vote for my own applicant. Her post number is 363755882. Her name is Deja G. The member name is sistershere I think but even that I am not sure of help I am confused.

  140. Hi. I entered the contest a couple of days ago and have not received an approval email. About how long was it taking everyone to receive one of those? Who would I contact about this?

    Thanks for the help!

  141. Amy, I also posted Sunday morning and still no conformation and it now Thursday it is becoming a joke. I contacted GAP and got a response from them saying that it is in Disney Family hands as they are ‘supposed’ to be running the contest for GAP as a third party. I am so frustrated with this contest I am not worried about the whole fan fav thing as some of these kids already have 3000+ votes which I don’t understand but I just want my boy entered so family and friends can see him and vote if they wish.

  142. Darren and Courtney do not give up. It took almost a week after I posted to receive my confirmation email. Now I have a new issue but best of luck to everyone here. I have voted for a number of children in this voting circle however for some reason I can not cast a vote for my own child. My entry number is 363755882 and it is submitted thru sistershere is the member name if anyone would like to vote thank you. I have posted the link to different people but I am having trouble myself viewing my page. Best of luck to you. They will probably sent the confirmation out in the next few days if not today.

  143. Darren, I also entered my son several days ago (Sunday evening to be exact) and have not received confirmation as of yet…Though it’s a bit frustrating, the one thing I can be hopeful about is that we still have about 3 weeks for it to work. Initially, I wasn’t going to enter until about the last week for personal reasons, but with all of these problems, I’m glad that we have a good window of time to allow for these types of problems to be resolved! I’ll post when(being optimistic) I get a confirmation. Good luck to all!

  144. Hi Ladies,
    Just voted for everyone with a link posted;I also voted for your little guy Jackie.
    Colton just needs one more vote to be in the boys gallery, so if you could remember to vote for him that would be great. Kellykel posted his link above.
    Thanks!!

  145. Hi,
    Kellykel here, Jackie just voted for Colin! if you aren’t sure how to do the link look at the entries and just the last part of the link changes with your user name and then just add a slash at the end. That’s how I did everyone’s..I just copied and pasted a link then changed the user name with a slash at the end and then continued to do that each time..remember to vote for the kids and also remember you get entered each time to win the trip, check out the rules for the trip so vote..Shae’s link is below..I am still waiting on the confirmation for two of my pics that were the first ones entered. Like I mentioned giving it until Monday before I resubmit. I also sent an e-mail to Disney and in the subject line asked them to confirm the two pic numbers. Will let you know if I hear from them. Gosh, Angel over a week for the confirmation? Guess I have some more time to wait for my confirmations! GLTA, be blessed we have such beautiful and healthy children. Just today at my office, I heard of a six year old with brain cancer, gosh that’s three kids with life threatening cancers! We are sooo blessed everyone! God Bless! Love Kellykel

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/skybratt5/

  146. Have you guys looked at the Fan Favorite number for Baby Girl today? It makes me laugh. #1 has 4252 and #2 has 1879. What a huge difference! How does one even get 4000+ votes?

  147. I am about to go get my vote on for the day and i will vote for everyone listed once you voted you can start voting again @ after 12 midnight that’s how i been doing it sorry so many people are having so many problems someone need to fix the problems lol

  148. Thanks for the votes everyone! And thanks to Kelly for making it so much easier. :) We’ve really have some beautiful kiddos in this bunch! :)

    Hope everyone gets things straightened out SOON!

  149. Nikki, please do let us know when you get a conformation I will let you all know if and well I recieve mine, thanks all.

  150. @Kelly–I saw that also on the Fan Favorite. And if you look at the fan favorites for all the categories-the baby girl and baby boy that are dominating are from the same person. Insane.

    Husband looked today and we have 45ish more votes before we even get into the gallery. Don’t see that happening. I understand that people would need to register to prevent cheating, but it turns people off from voting.

    I also found a place where people are holding contests to give away things if you vote for their kid. I don’t think I’m that devoted-especially knowing the numbers I’d have to top.

    Thanks again for getting all the links together.

    @Jennifer-I think the FB page is a great idea, but I don’t know if it would require us to click extra times to get out of FB. I’m not to savvy in that department. :)

    Abbie–mom to Aleeyah

  151. Abbie–> You would just click on link which would open that persons entry in a new window and then you would vote. Quite easy and well organized

  152. It is nice to have a support system. If any of us reach the finals, hopefully we can help each other out. I will keep voting for all as well. Thanks. (chimera564)

  153. Hi Kellykel here,

    To Jennifer Gatley, just click on the links I posted move up on the thread and you will see the links I posted, no need to write anyone’s down..people have been posting their links..BTW I voted for Jaden just now..here’s my girl’s link
    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/skybratt5/
    also, I clicked on the facebook link and didn’t see any names..I tried to arrange it where all the links were together but Bumpershine wouldn’t allow it for some reason, I tried multiple times and it would only allow one link at a time, it seemed. GLTA Kellykel

  154. People need to join fb group and add links. I just started it so there will be more people soon. once the group is up we should many links. I will continue to vote here to. I voted for your daughters ust now as well

  155. I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I haven’t read Bumpershine’s article yet, just opened the link, that talks about the technical issues they’ve had. I was thinking maybe I didn’t upload it right, or that it didn’t take. I work with computers so I know they can be finicky, but I didn’t want to submit the same pictures twice either! I submitted a photo of my oldest daughter yesterday morning and still have not received an email notification. Guess I’ll just have to keep checking my email. For those looking for direct links to their pictures, I believe the link is the same, the last piece of it is the username you selected. My username on that site is ogrenfam, so my link will be (once the picture shows up that is):
    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/ogrenfam/
    You should just be able to replace ogrenfam with your own username for the Disney Family site. Hope that helps anyone else making it to this board for help. I’ll vote for all of you and am going to checkout the FB page too. Please vote for my girls once the pictures show up if you’d like. I haven’t even uploaded a picture of my youngest yet, wanted to make sure the first one turned out right.

    Thank you!

  156. I noticed that the numbers seemed quite high for the fan favorite as well. I think there may be something going on with the votes as well. I noticed that people are turned off with having to register before they can vote. I heard that information from a few people on f/b not sure if it is true but it seems that is one of the top responses I have heard. Deja is still there waiting for votes as well she has I think the last time I checked we were at the high number of 8 votes. I do not understand who is doing the count but the count seems to be off. Good luck to everytone involved in this contest but keep voting for all the little kids. I have just continued to vote for a number of different children. My daughters link is http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/sistershere/ Thank you to anyone who will vote for her.

  157. Hi Angel,
    My family and friends are having a tough time registering. I keep encouraging them to keep trying. I voted for your daughter just now. If you would like to vote for my son his link is above ending mama2colton. Thanks!!

  158. I am having an issue uploading my daughter’s picture. It is under 3MB. I browse and click on the picture, it shows in the bar next to Browse. I check off everything but the Submit Entry Button is not accessible. I also do not see my picture come up in the picture box. Can anyone please help me with this?

  159. hello Laura I am writing this to tell you thank you for voting. People are having a tough time with registering because the site is overwhelmed with people trying to start accounts. Not enough member names available for them to chose from and the site does not give any options either. Making it more frustrating for people to go and vote for your child that are not already members of the site. Sorry about the problem that you are encountering as well. I am going to go and vote for your child as well however I think there is something very strange about the voting not sure what it is but the fan fav in Girls is extremely high for it to have had no entries the other day. Two days ago to be exact. How does this one girl have over 3,000 votes in two days and people can not even register. Strange but true. Good luck to you. I have given up trying to become chosen in this contest.

  160. Hi Everyone, Kellykel here. So sorry to hear about everyone having so many troubles. I am still waiting for my two confirmations. Just voted for everyone’s kids, but some didn’t have the pics come up but the vote box was there so I just clicked, Tanyapro and Vcardug, are the ones that didn’t have the pics come up but the vote box was there..hang in there everyone and I will keep you posted on what happens with my confirmation. If I have some time again, I will post everyone’s links to make it easier towards the bottom of the thread..have a great day everyone!

  161. Hi, Kellykel here again, ok did everyone’s links. I see that some copied twice, i got impatient with the submit comment button when it stalled and it entered twice! sorry, tried to make it easier, gonna lay off the caffeine now! Wish everyone luck and the best of Fridays!

  162. I submitted a picture Wednesday morning, and emailed their tech support Wednesday evening. I’ve gotten no confirmations yet, and no response to my email. do you think I should submit the picture again? I don’t want her to end up with two of the same photos out there, does anyone have the option to delete their photos, or once they’re out there, are they out there forever? Thank you to anyone who can assist and answer!

  163. I have noticed that once the picture is out there it is out there. I would say to post the pic again because worse case scenario you have to pics for voting. I mean hey it is all worth a shot. Kellykel this is to you thank you so much for all of the help you have given to me thru all this voting stuff. I appreciate all that you have helped me with. I am noticing things that do not look like this is legitimate. I think that people have such high numbers almost seems impracticle. I am having problems with family not wanting to sign up for the website itself. They do not want things coming to their email box. I say my word people are so funny to me.

  164. Hey Angel – Once you set up an account with disney you can go in and change all of the email settings so you dont receive anything. Thats the only way my family would do it.

    Yes the numbers seem impracticle. Looking at the leading fan favorite…if they received confirmation on the 23rd, they would have 10 solid voting days, that means they would have to have 440 votes a day, come on now….

  165. This contest is really crazy now when i put my member ID number in it saids cannot be found but i been using that same ID since i registrar anxd i never had a problem until now

  166. Chevelle,
    I’m so glad your saying that, mine is saying it also. I think they must be overloaded.
    I have been stressing out that maybe he was somehow eliminated but maybe the site is just jammed. I also noticed that not all the pages in the gallery show up. It is crazy and it is making me crazy!!

  167. Same problem here!!! This contest must have more entries than they know what to do with. All I know is, they will have a hard time judging and picking only 5 from each category. I would hate to do it. There are so many cute kids entered! Again, good luck to all!!! I will do my best to help.

  168. Hey all,

    So here we are 5 days after entering the contest and still no confirmation. I am considering eventually re-entering under a new email, but my fear is that they may think I was trying to cheat and disqualify him altogether. But there are still 20 days left in the contest, so I’ll give it a little more time and just assume that the high volume of entrants is the problem.

    I don’t recall there being so many problems last year when Gap was handling it…maybe next year if they partner with anyone again, they should just resume handling those duties. Lol.

  169. Nikki – I would say to go ahead and re-enter it with a different address if needed. I just entered two new pictures the other day and got my confirmation email exactly 3 hours later. Good luck!

  170. Nikki, I to have been waiting 5 days and as you know it is very frustrating. I have thought about changing my email as well but I think I will just have to wait. I will let you know if and eventually when I get a conformation email. Has anybody received an email from the support team as Disney I have emailed them on numerous occasions and nothing.

  171. Natasha,
    I just voted for your little girl, she is precious! My son’s link is above ending in mama2colton if you would like to vote for him. Thanks!

  172. Hi everyone! Kellykel here! Hope everyone is having a good day! Just voted for the new link posted above. Still have not gotten any new confirmations but it looks like the website is running a lot better than it did earlier! Everyone continue to post your links, I posted some in a row earlier although I accidentally duplicated a couple. vote for the kids! God Bless! kellykel
    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/skybratt5/

  173. As you all are aware I am still waiting for a conformation email after 5 days. Out of curiosity have anyone received their conformation email on a weekend. thanks

  174. Darren, I emailed support and received an AUTOMATED(no help at all) response simply saying that since they’re receiving such a high volume of emails at this time they may not be able to respond to every one. I am gonna wait maybe another week or so and resubmit under another email.

  175. thanks Nikki, defiantly looks like we are not alone in our challenges with this competition. please let me know how you go subitting with another email. thanks

  176. Hi to everyone sorry to hear that ya’ll are still having problems with getting a confirmation that is really sad that it take so long to get confirmation how can anyone vote for you if you haven’t been confirmed they did the fan favorite process wrong they should have waited to all entries were recieved by Oct 22 and then started the fan favorite on Oct 23 that is the fair way I hope the folks who haven’t got a confirmation get one soon have a great day

  177. Im going to have my friends and family who vote for Ashlee start voting for everyone on here too.Everybody else should start doing this too. Networking baby!

  178. Hi Kelly, already voted for Shaelyn before you posted,I noticed you did alot of work on here. thanks
    Just voted for Crystal too. I still have one picture that hasnt been approved from 2 days ago. Good Luck

  179. I voted for all the posted links plus I voted for Crystal,Skylar and Ashley.My son’s link is posted above ending in mama2colton. Thanks!!!

  180. Okay, I have read thru the thread again. I am going to see if there is someone who can answer some questions about how some of these kids have such high vote numbers when it takes so long just to receive a confirmation letter in your email box. I still think the number are insanely high in such a short period of time. I wish everyone here the best of luck and the people who have not received a confiramtion email I sincerly hope they get your letter out today at the latest. I think they should have done this a bit differently. My child is still entered in the contest and I would like to thank everyone for the votes.

  181. Good morning all.
    I’m so glad I’m not alone with all the problems. I entered my son Chase
    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/angelicthreads/908616042/
    in the boy group and daughter Gentry (#168616242) on Wednesday and Chase has been approved but not Gentry? Does it really take this long? I just read ywnh and it’s been 4 days? Those are FOUR days of votes can’t get back. I’m pulling that Gap gets a quicker response on this soon.
    good luck…I’m off to vote
    Thanks so much

  182. I just voted for Chase.

    It was strange becuase I entered two pictures about a weeks ago, and they got approved a few hours later.
    Then next day, I again uploated two pictures. One got approved next day and the other one has not approved yet.
    And the fifth picture, not confirmed.

    I hope GAP can fix this problem.

    When I go to “My Entery”, I can see all posting, but when I log out, two pictures are not showing. those two are my favorite pictures…..

    Also, when I go to Gallary, I always see the same pictures.

    This system is bad!!!

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/ywnh/

  183. To everyone I feel they should have waited to all entries was received by October 22 and then on October 23 start the fan favorite that is the fair way because all entries would have been in and everyone would have started together,the way they are doing it now is wrong because people are still trying to enter and that mean they will never catch up and some people may enter October 20 and they for show don’t have a chance @ fan favorite they should have waited to all entries were in and someone somehow need to let Disney know so they can erase all those votes and start on October 23 for fan favorite

  184. thanks ywnh…just voted for Crystal…what a cutie!! Thanks to all that voted for my Chase..I’ll return the vote if you let me know
    hopefully my daughter’s picture will be up soon it’s been 4 days!

  185. Hi Crystal I voted for Chase; if you could vote for my son his link is posted above ending in
    mama2colton;it was posted by Kelly, post #275. Thanks!!

  186. i submitted five photos. i received a confirmation for the first photo and the last photo submitted, but none for the three in between. i do see member ID#s for the three with no confirmations, but they do not come up when i search for them in the gallery. does anyone know if it would be okay to resubmit those three photos under my other email address?

  187. To everyone i have noticed when voters don’t confirm they email they still can vote when they log in it will say edit email,resend email confirmation or back to the page you were on all they have to do is click on the GAP @ the top of the page and it will allow you to enter the member ID number because they might have not gotten a confirmation either so this way they can still vote for your entries

  188. To those who are not getting confirmations…

    Last year i entered a picture of my little girl and she had a GAP sweater on that said “GAP” on it and it was never approved and i lost an entry because of it.

    BE sure not to enter any pics with word on the clothing, Nike, Adidas, Gap, etc.

    Just a tip.

  189. Hi Everyone! Kellykel here. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Just got done with a soccer game! Anyways, voting for all of the kids! Still don’t have a confirmation for my first two pics! Have not heard from anyone after e-mailing either. Wish everyone the best of luck~ All of the kids links are shown between post 273-292 also post 315, an entry that got there after I got done posting! Have a great weekend! Kellykel http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/skybratt5/

  190. Hi everyone. I just got my confirmation this morning 7 days later, but I don’t see a link in my email for my son. Can anyone tell me what it would be. My member name is krissykb. Please vote and will return the favor. Don’t give up. Im still waiting for one more confirmation

  191. Hi Tasha,
    I just voted for your cute little guy. If you would like to vote for my son his link is above
    #275 ending mama2colton. Thanks!

  192. Kellykel again! Just got my last and final confirmation! It’s a duplicate pic of the first one because I didn’t realize that I had submitted two of the same. But I like the lighting better on this one…so did anyone else receive their confirmations? I also downloaded five other pics from a different e-mail. I doubt that I will receive confirmations on those any time soon..so, I will keep you posted. Enjoy your Sunday everyone! Having a girl day in Napa complete with spa and wine tasting for my 40th bday! Cheers everyone and keep the faith! Kellykel
    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/skybratt5/

  193. Thanks Tara. Your daughter is too cute. I’ve been voting for everyone since I first found this site. I like the ideal of us all voting for each other especially when others have thousands of votes.

  194. @ Tara–I just LOVE that second picture of your daughter! She just looks SO happy! Those kind of shots are the best.

    About to go check out the new kids and get my votes in.

    Glad to hear some of you have got your confirmations in!

    Abbie – mom to
    ALEEYAH

  195. Good morning all!!
    Well, I just went and voted for all of your cuties :)) It’s definitely going to be hard for the judges just to pick 20. I’m really glad to see that more people are getting confirmations. Hopefully things will be running much smoother soon.
    Please don’t forget to vote for my little girl when you guys do your voting today :))

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/moyertb/

    Thanks so much!!

  196. Hi everyone,
    Just finished voting for all these adorable kids! Raquel and Darren I voted for your
    cuties also. So glad everyone is getting confirmations. Please don’t forget to vote
    for my son post #275 above. Thanks and have a Blessed day!!

  197. Hey Darren, I just received my confirmation for all 5 pics today(Sunday)after about 6 days too. Lol. I’m glad we stuck it out and am so happy you finally got yours as well. Good luck!

  198. I have recently spoke to a photographer friend of mine. The reason the kids are getting over 3,000 votes is because it is rigged the kids that win always do. Then have done modeling before it’s unforturate that a big company would post something like this but have it so only certain kids can win is unfair. I recently saw that one child has over 5,000 votes but nobody I know can vote for my son it says page not avaiable. It’s dissapointing.

  199. All,
    Sorry I was gone for a couple of days, I took a mini vacation but I am back and have voted for all that have posted on this board. In case you all dont have the links of everyone written down I will post them all in my next thread to make it easier for everyone.

  200. hello pleshelle and Kellykel I have received confirmation for all of my daughters photos. I want to sincerly thank everyone in this thread because this was a difficult contest just to join with all the setbacks we all had. I hope everyone has an awesome day and do not forget to vote for everyone’s child in this thread. I wish everyone good luck in this contest.

  201. Is anyone having problems uploading pictures? When I browse and choose the picture to upload the check boxes appear and a button that says crop and resize, I select that and resize the picture and hit save and nothing happens….Any ideas??!?! :)

  202. Just a thought, last night I checked the higest fan favorite vote and it was at 6700ish, and this morning when I checked it was over 7000. Now how do u get 300 votes in a couple of hours.

  203. I honestly think we should bombard that email support@disney whatever .com because that is ridiculous… I started voting on Friday I have 12 votes… and countless of family members calling me telling me they are having problems loggin on…everyone on this site shoudl be emailing them….. disqualify those people because somethign ain’t right

  204. Hi Everyone! Kellykel here! Thanks to those who voted for Shaelyn! Congrats to the members that got their kids in the galleries! to the ones that haven’t received their confirmations, don’t give up! Just looks like a waiting game! don’t forget to vote for the kids! Look for the links in the thread, most are between the posts of 273-292 and then there are several new contributors! WELCOME!!! Kellykel
    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/skybratt5/

  205. To Alex,and Tasha i feel the same way something is funny going on ain’t noway those kids have over 7000 votes it’s really sad that this is a kid contest and they are being unfair like they are i did e mail disney and let them know how i felt they should have started the fan favorite once all the entries were in on October 22 and then start the fan favorite on October 23 that would have been fair everyone would have started @ the same time something really need to be done because it just ain’t fair trust me they didn’t get all those votes already something is fishy

  206. Chevelle, i snet an email to Disney as well I think we need to send them emails everay because I have a feeling the kid with 700 today will have 9000 tomorrow….or damm close to that….

  207. Alex,

    Can’t access your pics, do this for me please…go to my entries within in your disney account, wait til your son’s pics come up, then go to your address bar on top of your screen, right click copy, come back to this site, right click again in the post, paste, and that should give you your link, try that for me please…:) Kellykel

  208. Just remember that the voting only counts right now for the fan favorite (yes the week long trip would be nice to win but we all cant be that lucky). But it doesn’t count for the judging. Once the judges make their top 20 selection then the voting will count for the top 20. Don’t give up, all of our kids have a shot at the top 20 regardless of numbers of votes.

  209. True but at the same time fair is fair and contest should be run correctly and if people are taking advantage of it they shoudl be disqualified…Iam just amazed that disney has not caught on to this…

  210. Kellykel,
    When you are voting today will you see if Colton’s link post #275 is working. I know it was loading very slowly and I don’t see his tally going up. Thank You. Also, welcome to
    Alex I will vote for your son please vote for mine the link is above #275. Thanks!!!

  211. Alex thank you so much, I guess maybe it’s just my computer having trouble.
    But I was able to vote for your son, too cute!!!

  212. Alex.you are probably right; the website is so overloaded! Thanks for the vote

    Kellykel,
    Thanks for letting me know! I’ll keep voting for your sweet little girl and all the other
    cuties.

  213. Ok for some reason when I tried to put all the links in one post it will not work… Not sure if I have to do it one at a time but I will try again.

  214. o.k., just finished my daily voting. Too bad most people arent coming back to vote cause wed be getting alot more than we are.

  215. Pleschelle’
    Thanks for putting on all the links! I just finished voting for everyone;please remember to vote for Colton. Thanks!!!

  216. This is sooo frustrating!! I entered 5 photos my kids 3 days ago and I have yet to receive a confirmation…This is crazy!! I voted for a bunch of you guys…hopefully mine will be up soon and you can vote for me too!

  217. Hi! Kellykel to Pleschelle, I tried to post all of the links in one message and it wouldn’t let me do it so that’s why I posted them one at a time. Just voted for everyone, however, some of the posts said that the page was removed..this happened when I tried to vote for ywnh and vonnie1974, has this happened to anyone else while Cheri hang in there it took me 7 days for a confirmation of my final pics! Keep the faith! Kellykel

  218. Alright, just got all my votes in again–like Kelly, I couldn’t vote for ywnh and vonnie1974, but also got the same error on littleaussie.

    BUT I couldn’t access Aleeyah’s all day either. Don’t know why-just kept telling me that she couldn’t be found. Grrrr…

  219. Just did my voting for this morning. It was really easy, the site wasnt delayed like it usually is and oh, I received a reply email from disney regarding the delay in confirmation. It came a few days after I received my final confirmation. They said the problems are being worked out, (whatever that means). Those parents that are frustrated dont give up and just keep checking. It took me 7 dyas to receive my confirmations so just hang in there. It will come.

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/krissykb/

  220. Good Morning – I’m off to vote for all the links. The site is already slowing down so I wonder if lots of people are voting now.

    I was just thinking how exciting it will be if even just one child from this thread makes it to the finals.

  221. good morning everyone! Kellykel here! I just voted for all of the beautiful kids and didn’t have any trouble with any of the links today, weird! Thanks for all of the technical and emotional support with this contest..wish everyone the best of days! May be able to check back in later..oh and has anyone had trouble with my link? I couldn’t access pics yesterday by putting in my user name..just curious! Have a good day! http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/skybratt5/

  222. Sorry everyone, but I need to vote. I submitted my daughter’s picture Wednesday of last week, so it’s been 6 full days since I posted it, and I still have not received a confirmation email, nor can anyone vote for her yet! If I go to My Entries, I can see the picture, so I hate to repost the same one, because that would likely use up two of my pictures. And I don’t want to keep posting pictures if it’s not going to work at all. This is ridiculous! Ok, vent over. I’m off to vote for all of you, and will post my kids link as soon as they are confirmed, which will hopefully be very soon! She has no logos on her either, and even if she did, shouldn’t they be letting you know it wasn’t approved, and give you the chance to resubmit a new picture in it’s place?

  223. Chelsea,
    It took 6 days before I recieved my conformation. I did finally recieve it so don’t give up I know how frustrating it can be.

  224. Hi-
    I submitted my photo’s of my daughter Ella a few days ago and still have not rec’d the confirmation email. It excepted my pictures and indicated I should receive and email shortly.
    Any ides on why this takes so long?
    Thanks!

  225. OK…does anyone else think something is way fishy with the voting. The #1 and #2 vote getters (something like 10,000 each) are obviously a brother a sister, followed by the same girl with 5 or 6 pictures with thousands of votes. Now, no offense meant, but the kids and the pictures themselves would not seem to gather these kind of votes…UNLESS the parents are using “vote” casting software of some sort. Even if they were the most gorgeous kids in the world, the number of votes compared to the rest is crazy and nearly impossible. Thoughts

  226. @ Spaley i feel the same way something ain’t right normal voting range 0 to about 1000 @ this stage not almost 10000 votes no way something really need to be done about the voting process they should have started the voting once all the entries were in and really be fair about the voting and watch out for scamming votes

  227. spaley I completely agreed with you In 3 days I have yet to reach 40 votes….not only is it a pain to register to vote a lot of family is nto as computer savvy grandmothere aunts so for them to try to log on to vote is almost impossible to do it on a daily basis… I am disgusted with disney and how they can let this go on unquestioned…

  228. Everyone on this site need to email disney about the voting and let them know how we feel because ain’t no way they have all those votes already It’s not fair to us who are strugging to get votes and they are almost@ 10,000 no way

  229. chevelle yes email me on Yahoo… i have new pictures i want to show you!!! did you take any new ones to show me?

    ps I emailed disney yesterday they never responded…i think everyone should if anythign they should suspend the current contest restart once the submissionof pictures finishes…and it should be narrowed down to 100 kids…

  230. @ Alex so true they should have not started the contest until all entries were in and then make sure no scamming in the voting process

  231. Spaley – I had the exact same thought but just couldnt bring myself to type it :) Yes they have to have a voter software. It doesnt surprise me. I am sure there are lots of ‘tech-y’ parents out there.

  232. They have to be using software of some sort to do the voting. There’s no way they know that many people or have that many email addresses. It’s especially obvious when 1 kids has 5 photos all at the top of the votes…and, not trying to be mean here, but she ain’t that cute (and the photos are not good quality). To be honest, I would never expect to win something like this and more for fun BUT this kind of thing really annoys me. The hope here is that Disney/Gap realize something is fishy by the pure numbers and the photos and disqualify. Luckily the judges will pick the winners for the casting call (do you think Gap is going to put an unsttractive kid all over there stores? Don;t think so :)) but the top vote getter gets the trip and that annoys me when it isn’t honest.

  233. I totally aggree… they are averaging over 700 votes a day… I cam lucky to get 15 votes a day…. chevelle did you???

  234. @ Spaley they really need to start the voting process when all the entries are in and then make sure the voting is fair because we all would love to be winners just give us a fair shot

  235. Now who is Bumpershine ??? She seems to have pull with Gap , maybe she can put in a word to them about the illegal vote practices going on with this contest!!

    1. I’ve got no pull with the Gap, I’m afraid. I’d imagine they are monitoring this thread and are aware of what is going on with the contest this year. By the way, it’s Mr. Bumpershine to you.

  236. @ Alex well my son have 715 votes and that’s from family and friends voting daily and me reminding them to vote on facebook the votes i do have they are all earned votes and they are in the right range not like some who have almost 10’000

  237. So, if you look at the number of votes, you can tell there’s some software being used…they’re too close:
    – Alyssa M: 6345
    – Alyssa M: 6318
    – Alyssa M: 5886
    – Alyssa M: 5882
    – Alyssa M: 5881
    – Edwin W: 5362
    – Edwin W: 5306
    – Jayla E and Jaiden E.: 7040 and 6954

    And, again, with no offense, but Allysa M???? Almost 30,000 total votes for these pictures? uh…..no.
    – Edwin W: 5065

  238. I don’t know who Bumpershine is but someone needs to do something. A big name like GAP should not be going on that give GAP a bad name when it comes down to being fair in the GAP casting call contest even though Disney is the sponsor but it gives Gap the bad name

  239. Chevelle totally agree with you… there are people on here with votes that are legitimate and those people know who they are…all I am saying is it goes from 7000 the closest one after the # 6 is 1500 I mean there is a problem right there…

  240. MR BUMPERSHINE… I like it!!! HAH… Yeah… they need to do something…. and chevelle you see how much work you have done to get 700 imagine what you would have to do to get 7000 legitimately….

  241. @ Alex i put in a lot of work to get 718 so imagine what they would have had to do to get that many votes it ain’t so something is really going on

  242. @ Mr.Bumpershine thanks so much all we want is things to be fair so we all can have a fair chance in the fan favorite because believe me we all would love to win the trip but just play fair

  243. Hi everyone,
    Just did my daily voting;Thanks to everyone who has voted today. Thanks also to you, Mr. Bumpershine, for your help with our concerns. I love this thread!

  244. That 2 top kids did not started at day one, I am pretty sure they started the following Sunday or Monday! On their first day, they scored 1000 points. If I remember right!

  245. Hi Colton’s mama,
    I can’t believe there is another Colton S. on this thread. I voted for him, he is precious.Don’t worry ,your confirmation will come eventually. My Colton is in the boy category, his link is above post #443 by Pleschelle.

  246. All-

    I am not sure how we can get all of the links on here in one post…. I have tried to do it but not able to. I also tried to find a way to post a doc here with all the links but it did not work either… I guess we will have to just put the links in our own doc and use that daily.. Any thoughts let me know..

  247. O.K. so what I did was copied the links down to the reply box. Then copied the whole thing to a text document on my computer. Then copied it back to here making sure to leave a space between the address’.

  248. Oh well…. I have them all saved to my PC and add them as new people post… I just wanted to make it easier for others..

  249. Hello “Mr.” Bumpershine, we were just trying to find a way to easily post all the links here in one spot daily so we could make additions easily too. Is there any way to do that?

  250. WOW….okay it’s been 7 days and my daughter’s picture is STILL not up? No logos or anything, so I haven’t figured it out?!?! My son’s picture showed up 2 days later…hers is still M.I.A.
    I’m not quite sure what is going on with the votes, but it does seem weird with tens of thousands of votes.
    Please vote for my Chase, and I’ll post my baby girl when (or maybe IF) I get a confirmation on her.
    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/angelicthreads/
    Thank you so much everyone ;0)
    okay…off to vote
    Crystal

  251. Hello,

    I am new to the blog, I also have had problems registering my daughter for the gap casting call. I just received my confirmation today from registering last week on Tuesday, so now she is a little behind in votes. I would appreciate you all voting for my little girl as I would all of your children. Thanks
    Here is her link: https://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/shanaem/

  252. These are people I voted today.
    1. Tara–Brooklyn
    2. TanyaPro28 — Brynlee & Kaileigh
    3. Kelly– Shaelyn
    4. Abbie–Aleeyah
    5. (chevelle )–Chevelle Lassai–Jaden
    6. Natasha Luciano–Aryanna
    7. twayner– Ashlee
    8. ywnh–Crysta
    9. Courtney–Skylar
    10. Crystal– Chase
    11. Londra–Cadence
    12. Darren–Oliver
    13. Cherie– Isabela
    14. Raquel–Jacob
    15. Tasha–Kristian
    16. Allison–Kaylee
    17.Alex Case–MatthewJohn
    18. pleschelle–Jeremy
    19. ColtonsMama –Colton
    20. DAISY HUNTER–Tyreic
    21. NAEM–Jaida
    22. Mandy–Abigail
    23. Jennifer Gatley–Jayden
    24. Angel–Deja
    25. Chelsea–Katelyn

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/Nicholasthies/

  253. I copied and saved links on my desktop to make it easy to vote. If you need a copy please let me know. And if everyone voted like they should, we all should have at least 25 votes/day.
    Good luck,

  254. Wheww… okay. so I did roll Call. here is everyone i voted for, please post if I forgot anyone. everybody’s kids are so beautiful!! It is so hard for the judges I bet, just never know what they are looking for. good luck
    Tara

    Tanya

    kelly

    chevelle4267

    abbie

    entries:

    kcapmp2009

    vonnie1974

    Tlhille

    vcardug

    tanyapro82

    madgava01

    kynediDylan

    skybratt5

    mama2colton

    sistershere

    jwg1143

    jaydenGs_mommy

    ogrenfam

    SkylarN, voted for her. pic didn’t show up though, i was able to vote

    menchacas

    ary1114

    twayner

    ywnh

    cmnsky

    moyertb

    londra21

    angelicthreads

    little aussie

    jacobsdisneymama

    krissyb

    thezychs

    dino_2009

    vcardug

    dcdeleon

    shanaem

  255. I am somewhat relieved to see others are having problems with the website and the contest in general. I entered a picture of my daughter last Thursday and STILL have not gotten any confirmation email regarding its approval. It is not viewable upon searching my member name or the contestant ID provided at entry. It is now Wednesday and has been six days. I uploaded four more photos today, but I’m wondering how long it takes for the submissions to be “approved?” Hopefully they get around to approving all photos before the contest is over!

  256. THANK YOU all for voting for my baby. I have returned the favor for some. I will log back on later to finish up, there are so many beautiful children to vote for. Good LUck to you all and keep the votes coming.

  257. Did anyone herar back from Disney regarding how some kids have over 6 thousand votes??/ Bumpershine you out there? sorry the only person I call Mister is my father!!!

  258. Has anyone heard back from Disney regarding the inconsistency of votes? Bumpershine have you heard anything and sorry the only perosn I would call Mister is my father..

  259. Voted for all 30

    Crysta H.
    Cadence L.
    Kristian B.
    Jaden L.
    Ashlee M.
    Chase M.
    Skylar N.
    Aryanna P.
    Allison M.
    Dylan C. and Kynedi C.
    Nicholas G. and Yasmine M.
    Alexander H.
    GAVIN H.
    Deja G.
    Colin E.
    Brooklyn D.
    Jayden G.
    Brynlee P. and Kaileigh P.
    Colton S.
    Aleeyah H.
    Shaelyn M.
    Oliver K.
    Joshua C. and Jordyn C.
    Jacob C.
    Georgia L.
    Ava H.
    Houston D.
    Abigail C.
    Nicholas T.
    Jaida M.

    Lets make sure we all vote every day…. We should get 30 votes daily just from this site….. Lets stick together and get those votes up there…

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/vonnie1974/227866941/

  260. Hi there! yeah i totally agree w/it not being fair :(. AND i signed up for them to email me when it started and check the site everday and it barely updated on oct 1st then I saw that there was already kids w/ 3,000 votes @ that time. I never got an email (checked the spam box too), and apparently it was not the http://www.gap.com/browse/info.do?cid=45016 site that i should have been going to anyway lol. maybe they should have done it where everyone submits until a certain date THEN start the voting and then end that on the 22nd before they select the 20 finalists…makes more sense and is more fair huh? anyways, this is only my first year of doing this so its nice to know whats going on thanks to bumpershine! :).

    And, i’d like to thank sue for introducing me to this site! I appreciate it! She can voucher for me when i say I am true to my word when I say i will vote for those who vote for my son as well. good luck everyone!

    oh and it only shows 30 pages of kids on there, for me anyway, idk if it does the same for others? like it only shows the 30 pages of the most recent or 30 pages of the ones who have the most… how are others suppose to look @ everyones…then again i’m sure there are thousands of entries…but still lol. Anywho, Please vote for Jace, and I will vote for your child as well. have a great day everyone! :)

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/jace_garzas_mom/

  261. Hello everybody! I just found this site today. I submitted my daughter’s photo about 2 weeks ago. It let me upload the photo, said I would receive a confirmation email and nothing came. After a few days, I decided to look at the picture I submitted to make sure it wasn’t too big and apparently when I cropped it, it increased the kb of the picture, making it too large. I tried to submit the photo again without cropping it on my own software (when I originally submitted it, I didn’t know the site would have a way to crop a photo), but it said overlimit every time I tried. Not on the main screen but up in the URL it said overlimit at the end. So my husband signed up and submitted the photo but we cropped it with the website’s cropping device and the picture wasn’t too large then. It took over a week to receive a confirmation email. After we received the email (just yesterday), I submitted the link to facebook and via email to friends and family. Now my friends and family are saying they can’t register to vote. Some say the page is blank, which I have also tried to pull up the registration form after logging out and it does just pull up a blank page. Some just can’t access it. So my daughter has 3 votes from me and my husband from yesterday and today. It looks like most everyone else on here who has received their confirmations are able to have friends and family register to vote. Is anyone else having a problem with this? I know I’m super late in the game b/c we just got confirmation yesterday but I will go through and vote for everyone’s kiddos. If anyone gets a chance, would you mind trying to vote for Zara and see if it works? And if anyone knows about how to help friends and family so they can actually register, that’d be great. Thanks all! http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/joemerrick913/

  262. Pleschelle thanks for the return of the favor and to everyone else that contributed as well! I have been keeping my end of the bargin and voting for the cuties as well!

    I informed Tyreic’s mom of what I’ve started for her child and she wanted me to send a personal thank you to everyone who donated a vote. It shows that people care and it little things like this can brighten up someone’s day. She doubts that he’ll even win, but just being int he possibility is great! So thanks again…

    Please send me other kids to vote on as well!

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/Msfocused00/

    THE ID IS 171885027

  263. hi alisha, i just voted for zara, it should be the 4th vote. sorry to hear you’r having problems w/ the site. same thing happened to me when i’d give ppl the id # so i just gave them them my member name and that way they’re able to vote for all 4 if they want instead of just that one photo they see when they put in the member #.

    ps, please vote for my son:

    http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/jace_garzas_mom/

  264. Alisha, Angel here I am writing this to tell you that my family and friends are also having problems with voting. They say they cannot find the page or it says this profile no longer exist. I do not understand either. I am wondering as well the first post of my daughter I only have a total of about 30 votes. I am getting really frustrated with the contest in its self. I want to thank Kellykel for the post of my daughter Dega G Id number in all of her postings as well as all the other people that have posted and voted for my daughter we are working hard to get votes and I wanted to personally thank everyone in this thread for their votes. I agree with the fact that it looks like some people have voting software of some type because the numbers are crazy. I am voting everyday for all children in this tread. My daughter post is http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/sistershere/ Everyone here has some of the cutest kids I have seen and thanks for everyones votes.

  265. okay I am back now. I just voted for everyone that I saw with a link on this page. I voted for each of the pics that were posted. Wanted you to know that I did not forget to vote for everyone children it took a little while. I had problems with Jayden fromthis tread when I was trying to vote. I will try again alittle latter this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who is voting for my little one Deja G. we appreciate it our votes our alittle low compared to the girl that is the fan fav. lol because that is all I can do with that. My daughters link is for anyone interested is http://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/sistershere/ and welcome to alex for joining this thread I voted for your cutie pie also. Dino is all I remember from my voting but he we was adorable wanted to let you know.

  266. Angel,,

    Dino is pretty bad ass….he is 15 months old and has been talking up a storm…I know none of us in here will win this fan favorite but i like all the support we have given each other!!

  267. Let’s keep the voting fair we are on here trying to get votes and some people went out they way to post the links so voting can be easy for us to place votes i vote for everyone on a daily basis but when i checked it this morning a lot of people say they are voting but for as my son votes i only saw 3 new votes from last night when i took my last count of his votes all i am saying is we all went through a lot with registering and so forth and we all have came together to find a way to help each other let’s keep it 100% real and vote for everyone you see listed let’s play it fair

  268. oh okay Alex, I saw him when I voted this morning he was adorable. I voted for so many children and they all are pretty nice looking kids. I love this site I come and visit this posting page everyday so I can cast my votes for everyone. I love the support that I have received on this site from everyone. I came here completely confused when I first arrived and everyone has been so nice to me.

  269. alright Naem I tried that link as well. It show stuff only at the right corner of the page. No place to vote not even a picture I do not know what is going on with your link maybe if I try to type it in by itself it will work. I will try that in about 3 minutes to see if it will let me vote in that way.

  270. okay now I finally was able to vote for Naem little one. I noticed that you are from my old location. I used to live in Maryland as well. Good luck to you and the baby. I had to type the link into my toolbar at the top of the page worked fine but when I tried to vote from here I got all the stuff on the right side of the screen. Not sure what that was all about. I voted for yours though. glty

  271. Thank you for your vote as well Naem. I will be voting again tomorrow since we can only vote for a photo once a day. Alex thanks for the vote as well. I thought I lost your message but I found it. Just to let you know here as well as in the message. Thanks for the votes to everyone in the thread.

  272. @ CHEVELLE. First off, I clicked on ALL of your pics. I sent the thank you for voting verification pop up for those two and othert two were still processing. I did a refresh and it sent me back to the main page of gap casting call. So i sent the comment on here just to verify that I did vote for your kid. When I went back into the site to vote on others, I double checked on yours and all FOUR processed my vote.

  273. yes alex, definitely remember voting for that handsome boy of urs, soooo cute w/ the gap hoodie!!!!

    also voted for deja, angel

  274. I’m honestly voting for those who I said i already voted for. i havnet seen much of an update on my son’s but figured it’s just taking some time, but i hope ppl really are voting back lol.

  275. CHevelle I am playing and you know that… Sylvia I aggree I think we are voting for kids and not everyone is returnign the favor… Chevelle I sent you an email…

  276. it’s still fun to me this whole teamwork thing, despite those who opt to be unfair. :o)….whats gonna work!? teeeeamwork! whats gonna work!? teeeeamwork!!! lol

  277. Sorry to hear about you having a hard time posting here. I am confused on what you are speaking of because I know I voted earlier today for your pic because i remember the name of Nicholasthies and this post I voted from this website. I only had to type in was Naem because all of her stuff was coming up on the right corner of my page. So I had to go directly to the top to vote for her child. I voted this morning for your entry from your listing on this page. I had no problem. Is this what you are speaking of as far as a hard time posting here.

  278. Thanks Angel and Sylvia for your feedback! I voted for your cuties! Thanks for your votes! Hopefully family and friends will be able to register to vote soon!

  279. Sylvia! yes! teamwork! I love it!

    Angel, No I don’t have a hard time voting at all. What I was trying to say is. I tried to post my comment in here, but had to retype again 3 times. The first two, after I pressed submit button, I didn’t see my post.
    Thanks for your voted.

    We may not win the fan voted, but our kids are winners because of we are such good Teamwork. They will be proud!

  280. Hi everyone,
    I just voted for all the links. I also voted for Mandy,Laura W.,Sylvia,Daisy,Alysha,Naem and Sue. Please don’t forget my Colton, there are two Colton S.’s on here. His link is post # 443
    ending in mama2colton. Thanks to all!!

  281. laura it’s not working for me or i’m missing somethin (i should mention that i’m blind and always put the wrong thing lol!!) can you post the link? and thanks for the vote! :)

  282. Sue that is what I was wondering about. the same thing happened to me when I was trying to post something here to it told me I had a duplicate post or something like that. I think it might be because so many of us are posting statement here and it gets congested so it stalls abit. Not sure I got the same thing so that was my question. I wanted to make sure that this was the problem and not actually your childs posting.

  283. Most my friends and family have had trouble registering or logging on or seeing our child pic on some of the days… and me most every day. Some people won’t register because of the long form and info asked. Not user friendly the form or system to just vote plus daily. HOW CAN kids have 6500 votes!? The contest just started 9/22. HOW COULD that be possible? We have a large family and friends but that cannot be true and it is unfair.

  284. @ Susan i feel the same way i enter on september 22 and i don’t have that many votes and my family and friends been voting daily Jaden have 788 votes and that’s a good range for votes since the contest started on the September22 i have about 70 people voting daily for him plus the folks on bumpershine and ain’t noway they should have over 8000 votes something is truly wrong and it is so unfair to the other entries

  285. Unless we stop this Fan Favorite contest from happening none of us here can even come close to catching up…. there are 6 weeks left chevelle I think you may have the most votes here from all your hard work you would need 1000 votes a day to catch up!!!and that is if they do not receive any more votes from now till the end

  286. @ Alex something really need to be done about the fan favorite because it’s not fair to all of us who enter the contest i have e mail Disney but no response we all on bumpershine need to email Disney daily and let them know how we feel and maybe something will get done about it the email is support@disneyfamily.com we all need to email them

  287. I aggree guys I know e can continue to vote daily but honestly we are wasting our time…

    dino_2009 FOR PRESIDENT!!!

  288. @ Alex even if we vote daily that will get our kids in the gallery because if you don’t vote that won’t get seen @ all so everyone keep voting

  289. I will be emailing them today because the numbers for some of the children are ridiculous, and it really isn’t fair. Thanks for the email Chevelle and Alex.

  290. October 6th, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    So, if you look at the number of votes, you can tell there’s some software being used…they’re too close:
    – Alyssa M: 6345
    – Alyssa M: 6318
    – Alyssa M: 5886
    – Alyssa M: 5882
    – Alyssa M: 5881
    – Edwin W: 5362
    – Edwin W: 5306
    – Jayla E and Jaiden E.: 7040 and 6954

    At 3:07 yesterday Jayla had 7040 vtes right now she has 8700