Voting in our Child of the Year competition is now open so it's time to meet the entrants and pick your winner. 

All the children in our galleries below have a chance to win our super prizes and this year we have three ways of voting – by phone, text or with the coupon inside Tuesday's paper. All the details are below. 

The competition is split into four categories and your votes will decide the shortlist from which the winner will be chosen by our panel of judges.

The top four pictures in each category as voted by you will go on that shortlist.

The judges will then select a winner in each category, and from those four pictures our Child of the Year 2016 will be selected.

Our overall winner and our category winners will each receive a magnificent winning photograph and certificate.

The competition is now closed and no more pictures are eligible for entry.

How to vote

Just find the picture you want to vote for, make a note of the four digit code alongside their name and cast your vote.

Voting by phone: Call 0901 151 adding the four digits under the image of your choice.

For example if it was image 0280 you would like to vote for simply dial 0901 151 0280.

Voting by text: Send your text to 80360 starting with COTY leave a space, followed by the four digits under the image of your choice.

Voting by post: Complete the voting form and send to; COTY 2016, Daily Echo, Fleet House, Hampshire Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XD before the closing date of midnight on 05/04/2016

Terms and conditions:

You can vote by phone, text or post. You may enter as many coupons as you like but no photocopies will be accepted. Voting closes midnight 05/04/2016. Votes will be counted by the Daily Echo to establish the semi-finalists.

A judging panel will select the final winners. Calls cost no more than 51p Per Call from a BT Landline.

Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more. Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge.

Telephone and text voting lines open 22/03/2016 and close 05/04/2016 at 23:59:59PM.

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