Hunt to find Bracknell's best looking babies starts today
Published: 28 May 2013 09:001 comment
Such was the demand last year, when 150 youngsters entered our competition, photo shoots will be held in Bracknell town centre over SIX days - instead of three.
Children aged six or under can take part in the Super Tots baby and toddler of the year competition, organised by the News.
Our friends at LifeStyle Images Events will have a stand at Princess Square shopping centre in Bracknell from tomorrow until Sunday, June 2, between 10am and 5pm each day.
The pictures of the adorable youngsters will appear in the News later in June, for readers to vote on their favourite.
Simon Williams, editor of the News, said: "We are delighted to be holding our Super Tots competition once again.
"It is always a hit with families; last year, entries were up by 50% and it is sure to again be very popular.
"In some cases in previous years, parents and children have been queuing for more than an hour but hopefully, with double the number of days, there should not be such a long wait.
"We are thrilled that LifeStyle Images Events are again taking the photographs.
"They always produce fantastic pictures of the little ones." Stuart Atkins, from LifeStyle Images Events, said: "Super Tots was a great success last year and we have added extra days to lower the queues.
"We will be at the bottom of the escalators [at Princess Square] so people won't be able to miss us."
The photo shoot itself is free but parents pay LifeStyle Images Events for any photographs they want.
There are four age categories - for children up to nine months, 10 to 18 months, 19 months to three years and, for kids aged four to six.
All photographs will be published in two special supplements in the News and readers can then vote for the most adorable children.
The photos of two of the categories will appear in the News on Thursday, June 20, and the second two on Thursday, June 27.
Readers will be able to vote for their favourites by coupon or text from Thursday, June 20, until Sunday, July 7.
The baby or child with the most votes in each of the four categories will be named our winners in the News on Thursday, July 11.
The winning children will receive a fantastic 16"x12" canvas print of their photograph and a certificate, courtesy of LifeStyle Images Events.
Last year's winners were Tayla Mullan, Terry Griffiths, Keyan Nugent, and Alexi Dimotzoglou.