Reader comment: Summer says: "If you read further on the site, you’ll find out that it’s not a photoshopping contest – it’s simply a beauty contest. In fact, they specifically state in the photo contest rules:
"'These should be professional pictures, but should not be extremely or overly retouched. (We are judging the child - not the retoucher!)'
Reader comment: "This is a photostudio/photographer who does pictures like these. Link
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects