Kansas Doll Show


There are two categories. 

Cute as can Bee: Best (vinyl) reborn overall.

In this category, you will be judged on realism. The most realistic baby will win! Your contest baby will have to wear a Cute as can Bee onesie that is specially made for the contest babies and provided by the Kansas Doll Show. The onesie is include in the contest fee. We also ask that you do not style the hair with bows or headbands. You are being judged on your reborning skills! Please use only a boppy pillow, covered with a white blanket to display your baby. 1st place winner will win a prototype opportunity from Bobbi Barfoot of Tru Born.

Bumble Bee Baby: Best Fantasy (vinyl) reborn overall.

In this category, you will be judged on your creativity skills. Let your imagination run wild. Be Creative! The most creative will win! Your contest baby will need to wear a Bee Costume that you have had made specifically for your contest entry. 1st place winner will win a prototype opportunity with Sarah Mellman of Enchanted Kreature Kits. 

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies for both categories. There will also be a trophy given for peoples choice award for both categories. The 1st place winner in both categories will win a reborn kit. 

Cost is $35.00 per entry. You may submit one baby per category. All entry fees must be paid in full before your submission will be accepted. Fees are non refundable.

KDS is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged display items or contest submissions.

All entries will be judged by an esteemed panel of Judges. KDS staff does not participate in the judging. Peoples choice will be voted on by all who attend the Kansas Doll Show. Everyone will receive ONLY ONE BALLOT per category to vote. There will be a ballot box near the contest staging area. 


You must attend the Kansas Doll Show on Saturday and Sunday to submit an entry in the contest. You do not have to be a vendor to enter in the contest. Everyone is welcome to enter!

Voting will begin on Saturday at 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Entries must be picked up by owner from 3:00 to 3:30 on Saturday after contest ends. Vendors are allowed to place their babies up for sale once the contest is over. 

KDS has publication rights to all contest photographs. All photographs and information submitted may be used by KDS in promotional materials. 

The Kansas Doll Show staff will display entries on Saturday morning for the contestants. Owners are not allowed to touch their entry while being displayed. Please place a photo of the display, with your contest entry, for the Bumble Bee baby category. 


Winner will be announced on the showroom floor, at Jenny Raymond Originals Booth, at noon on Sunday. You must be there to accept your award. 



All entries must be 100% completed by you! No one else may have worked on your contest entry.

You must attend the Kansas Doll Show on Saturday and Sunday to enter in the contest.

No illegally produced or plagiarized kits will be accepted.


Your entry baby must be newborn in size. 18 to 21" in length. Any vinyl kits this size can be entered in the contest, but must be legally produced.

Owners are responsible to bring posing boppy pillow, white blanket, no props for the "Cute as can Bee" Contest and a box to hold your contest entry and items mentioned above. Please include your name, phone number and the name of the sculpt you have entered.


Owners for the "Bumble Bee Baby" Contest are responsible to bring everything needed to display your entry. Place your entry in a box with a photo of the display. Also include your name, phone number and the name of the sculpt you have entered. 

Each contest baby, must be dropped off with Jenny Raymond on Friday during 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm... outside of the showroom floor. Your entry must be placed in a box and ready for display. Please include inside of your box, a note that includes the kit and sculptor's name. On the outer box, please write your name and your phone number. 

Dolls NEED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS!!! Keep them out of public display. Dolls submitted for judging cannot be published before submission. You are NOT ALLOWED to touch your contest baby while being displayed at the show during judging. You are also NOT ALLOWED to mention which entry is yours while voting is taking place. You may be disqualified if you fail to follow the rules as mentioned.

Dolls may not be sold during contest. If you are not a vendor at the Kansas Doll Show, you are not allowed to sell your entry at the show. 

Owners are responsible to pick up contest entry after judging has ended on Saturday at the contest staging area! Vendors may place their contest baby for sale at their booth or table once picked up.

KDS does not allow nude submissions.

Deadline to enter is July 1st, 2021!