Discovery Girls magazine giveaway

Who wouldn't want to see their face on a magazine cover?  There's no shortage of photo booths or kiosks at theme parks and carnivals and arcardes that will take your photo and put it on the cover of a magazine, but you'll probably be charged anywhere between $5 (for self-service booths) and $15 (for stalls with a photographer) for the privilege.  You could always do it yourself with any self-respecting photo editing program, but it's too much work for just a little bit of fun.

Enter Cover Creator, an app from Discovery Girls magazine, one of my daughter's favorite publications.  In fact, when we first got our new iPad, Cover Creator was one of the first apps she asked me to buy for her (that and another Discovery Girls app, Embarrassing Moments).  Imagine my surprise when Discovery Girls contacted me and asked me if I wanted to review the app!

DG really has their pulse on what girls enjoy, because this app is so much fun -- just take a photo (or use one from your photo album), and Cover Creator will create a magazine cover with it!  You can choose from 5 ready-to-go templates or create your own from scratch.  You can edit your magazine layout by adding premade text elements, changing their colors, moving them around your layout, or adding your own text or drawings.  It's a bit like a greeting card creator, or a very simple photo editor.

Once you've saved your magazine cover to your photo album, you can email it to yourself, your friends, or to Discovery Girl Magazine.  It's very easy and lots of fun, and best of all, it's only $1.99!  Beat that, expensive photo booths!

Just a couple of things that could be improved:
  • You can't change the size of the ready-made text elements
  • You can't go back and edit your magazine cover once you've saved it and moved out of the app or started on another magazine cover.
  • It's only available on iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch), so Android tablet and phone users can't share in the fun
  • You can't share your magazine cover via Twitter or Facebook or other social channels directly from the app (the workaround is to go to your photo album and share it from there, or email it to yourself, download and share it from there)
But those are minor inconveniences, certainly nothing to stop me from wholeheartedly recommending this app.  Because everyone deserves their moment in the sun!

Win a subscription to Discovery Girls Magazine
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a 1-year subscription (6 issues) to Discovery Girls Magazine.

(I just had to get my own magazine cover.  Hey, I'm a girl too, aren't I?  Who said the kids had to have all the fun?)

Required Entry
Leave a comment on this post and tell me what magazine cover you would most like to appear on.  This entry must be completed before any extra entries will count.

Extra Entries
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).

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RT @bonggafinds Win a 1-year subscription to Discovery Girls Magazine!   Enter by 6/15 at cc @DGmagazine #giveaway

The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on June 15, 2012; I will draw a winner at random on June 16 and post his/her name after she/he confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only.  For additional giveaway rules, click here.

Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. I purchased the app myself, but Discovery Girls is providing the giveaway prize.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.


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6 Comments, Leave yours here:

moushka on May 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM said...

I would like to be on the cover of Vogue!

Angela on June 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM said...

elle magazine!

Angela on June 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM said...

I follow you on pinterest

Angela on June 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM said...

I follow you via blogger

YWLiang on June 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM said...

I would like to appear on Vogue but I'm not much of a looker haha

Thank you for the giveaway!


bonggamom on July 10, 2012 at 2:03 PM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #5, Angela!

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