PICTURE SPECIAL - Redditch Standard Baby of the Year Competition is under way - The Redditch Standard

PICTURE SPECIAL - Redditch Standard Baby of the Year Competition is under way

Redditch Editorial 15th Mar, 2024   0

THIS year’s Redditch Standard Baby of the Year competition is under way and and tots from across the town have been having their photos taken for the contest.

Professional portrait photographer Andrea Powell has set up her mobile studio by The Works and Primark in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

She is now taking pictures – completely free of charge – everyday (apart from this Sunday, March 17) until next Sunday, March 24.

Here are some pictures which have already been taken in the first week.

There are two age groups – 0 to 18 months and 19 months to three years. All people have to do is take their baby along between 9.30am and 4.30pm (10.30am to 3.30pm on the Sundays) and

Andrea will take a selection of professional photographs. No appointment is necessary.

After the pictures are taken, parents and guardians will be asked back a few days later to choose which print to enter into our competition.

Andrea will also be offering a selection of the prints to buy at an extremely competitive price, but there is no obligation whatsoever to do so.

Voting will take place via our redditchstandard.co.uk website where people can click and vote for the their favourite – please note no child’s name will appear.

The ten babies receiving the most votes will go through to our final, along with ten more babies selected by our independent panel of judges.

First prize in each category will be a large 20x24ins canvas wrap portrait of your child plus a special Jellycat toy, together worth £200, while second prize will also be a canvas portrait – 12x10ins – of your child worth £100 plus a Jellycat toy.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Employees of Bullivant Media Group Ltd and their families are not eligible to enter.

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