Will your child win the Daily Echo’s NEW Format Child of the Year contest?


Bournemouth Echo: NINE MONTHS AND UNDER: Bobby Colin French Bournemouth Echo: 10 TO 18 months: Isabella Docherty Bournemouth Echo: 19 TO 35 months: James Jason Collins Bournemouth Echo: THREE TO FIVE YEARS: Harrison Spark Bournemouth Echo: SIX TO TWELVE YEARS: Alisha Chase

From left to right: Last year's winners Bobby Colin French, Isabella Docherty, James Jason Collins, Harrison Spark and Alisha Chase

Has your child got what it takes to dazzle and shine like a star in front of the camera? Here’s the perfect opportunity to see if they have, as the Daily Echo launches its NEW format 2015 Child of the Year portrait competition to find the child with the most dazzling and winning smile.

This year the Daily Echo is delighted to welcome Broadstone-based Fraser Portraits as the official Daily Echo Child of the Year photographers. With over 30 years of experience in taking children’s portraits, Fraser Portraits can’t fail to produce a smile for our competition!

There year there are four different age categories to be won and an overall winner to be chosen.

  • Unisex 0-9 Months
  • Unisex 10-18 Months
  • Unisex 19-36 Months
  • Unisex 3-6 Years

    If you would like to enter a child into our competition, each person entering will need to cut out a Child of the Year ‘PHOTO SESSION’ advert which will be published every day in the Daily Echo from Feb 2 until Feb 21.

    Then all you have to do is take a copy of the advert along to one of our special Child of the Year photo shoots taking place at the following venues from 10am – 4pm daily;

  • ASDA, Castlepoint. (16 - 18 February)
  • Dolphin Centre, Poole. (19 – 22 February)
  • Debenhams, Bournemouth (19 – 21 February

    Entry is free- all you need is the advert from the paper. (No photocopies will be allowed and one coupon per child is required. Children must be aged from 0 months to 6 years old.)

    Photo packages will be available to purchase if you wish to have a memento of the picture taken of your child for the competition but there is no obligation to purchase these as it is free to take part in the competition

    Once all the pictures have been taken, supplements of all the pictures will appear in the Daily Echo in March. Voting for the child you would like to see crowned as the winner of the Daily Echo Child of the Year portrait competition will be by post, text and phone. Full details will be printed within each supplement.

    All four category winners will receive a canvas print of their winning picture, the overall winner will receive a slightly larger canvass from Fraser Portraits. All winners will also get a certificate.

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