The search is on to find the cutest children in Mansfield and Ashfield as The Chad launches its Cutest Kid 2014 competition.
Our free to enter photo competition will be running over a two week period at The Idlewells Shopping Centre in Sutton and at Beales Department Store, Queen Street, Mansfield.
The Idlewells session kicks off on Monday 18th August and runs until Saturday 23rd August and the Beales Department Store session runs from Monday 26th August until Saturday 30th August. Photo sessions will be between 10am - 4pm each day
To enter your child all you need to do is fill in and take with you an entry form that will appear every week until the 27th August.
Photocopies are not allowed and children will only be allowed entry with a completed entry form.
It is Free to enter your child but there will be the opportunity to buy photographs on the day from our photographers .
This competition is open to children from newborn up to the age of five.
This year there will not be age categories but once you have entered your child into the competition they will appear in one of our supplements beginning on the 25th September where you will be able to vote for your favourite to keep him or her in the competition. B
ased on the number of votes received, entrants will then be whittled down to a top 20 and top ten until finally the cutest kid will be announced.
And this year’s winner will receive a canvas print of the winning picture, a voucher courtesy of Frankie & Benny’s, and a gift from Tomy’s nursery and toys collection.
Last year’s winner was Poppy Freya Samson, of Mansfield, who made quite an entry of her own when proud mum Amanda Beadle gave birth on the bathroom floor.
Amanda said: “It was a grand entrance, so already in her short time she’s used to making an impression.
“As parents we think she is beautiful and it’s nice to know that everyone else think she is cute too.”
Poppy received plenty of support during the voting from relatives, friends and work colleagues of the family.
Amanda added: “I was really pleased, a bit shocked and really quite emotional when I found out Poppy had won.
“I have been saving all the papers and we’re very proud of her and hopefully she will be proud too when she is old enough to understand.”