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Child of the Year
Winners revealed in our 2013 Child of the Year competition
THE waiting is over and the winners of this year’s Daily Echo Child of the Year competition can be revealed.
Hundreds of children had their pictures taken for free as part of our contest.
Those who cut out a voucher from the paper were able to exchange it for a free photo session in August at Sainsbury’s Castlepoint, Boscombe’s Sovereign Centre, Asda in Bournemouth or the Dolphin Centre, Poole.
Thousands of readers then voted by phone, text or post in order to pick the semi-finalists after all the entries were printed in a special Daily Echo supplement.
The overall winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.
Each will receive a canvas print of their picture, taken by Broadstone-based photographers Fraser Portraits, as well as winning a trophy.
The winner in the nine months and under category was Megan Wait.
In the 10-18 months category, the winner was Joe Dodington.
Ava Rae Ashford came first in the 19 -35 months section.
Chloe Ann Manundo won the competition for ages three to five years.
And Ruby Bennett triumphed in the six to 12 years category.
Thanks to all those who entered and voted in the competition.
See all the entrants in the galleries below: