Enter to Win: upload, vote, and share videos of your child.

Welcome to First Steps for SIDS

It’s easy to participate: just upload , vote, and share videos of your child or grandchild's first steps or early walking. It’s free to enter and every participant has a chance to win $500 towards a 529 college savings account. The parents of the videos with the highest votes will win some incredible prizes that have been generously donated by Alaska Airlines, Microsoft, Marriott Hotels and kind individual donors.

First Steps for SIDS is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness & much needed funding for critical SIDS research. It is being sponsored by the Aaron Matthew SIDS Research Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the American SIDS Institute. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among children one month to one year old across all developed nations. This campaign recognizes an amazing milestone in a child’s development -- their "first steps" -- while shining a light on a serious issue that needs more attention and funding. Learn more about SIDS here.

The campaign runs through January 1st 2019.

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The Grand Prize
The video with the most votes will win our Grand Prize which is a trip for the winner and three (3) additional guests to Disneyland in California. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $3000.

This includes:
  • Four (4) round-trip tickets to Orange County from Alaska Air
  • Four (4) passes to Disneyland
  • Two (2) nights at Anaheim Marriott near Disneyland
1st Place Prize
A Microsoft Surface computer will be awarded to the video with the second-highest number of votes.

Two 2nd Place Prizes
An Xbox One will be awarded to the videos with the third- and fourth- highest number of votes.

Two 3rd Place Prizes
An REI co-op bike will be awarded to the videos with the fifth- and sixth- highest number of votes.

*** BONUS Prize ***
$500 towards a 529 college savings account will be awarded to one random first steps video!
There are two ways to be entered into the drawing:
1) Upload a video to the FirstStepsForSIDS contest. Each qualifying video counts as one entry.
2) Vote for a video. Each vote counts as one entry.

Everyone's a winner!
Every video entered will be featured on our website. This is your chance to make your child a local celebrity with a video of their early walking or first steps and win an amazing prize!