Zayd Muhammad, age 3.

Pictured here: Zayd Muhammad, age 3

Submitted by: His parents, Brittany Thompson and Abdul Muhammad

The backstory from Brittany: "He was on his way to school and he said, 'Mommy, take my picture. I'm a gentleman.'"

SPONSORED BY: COLUMBUS ACADEMY

-------------------------------------------------- KID PIC HOW-TO and RULES

Send the photo as an email attachment to contact@columbusparent.com.

On the 10th of each month, our staff will select one winner and notify that person, and then that photo will appear in the next issue. All photos entered will automatically be in the running for our annual Win the Cover contest (the winner appears on our December issue's cover).

A few additional rules/guidelines:

Only one submission per child per month will be accepted (and it will be the first one you send). Any others sent will be discarded.

Only one child should be featured in the photo (we only select one winner).

You must be a resident of the central Ohio area.

Make sure the child's face is viewable in the photo (while the overall photo might be cute, if we can't see the child's face, we can't select him or her as a winner).

You must be a parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a child in order to enter a photo.