The wait is almost over. All the entries for this year's Child of the Year competition will be appearing in this Friday's Echo.

This year there are four different age categories to be won and an overall winner to be chosen. This year’s categories are:

Unisex 0-9 Months

Unisex 10-18 Months

Unisex 19-36 Months

Unisex 3-6 Years

All the details on how to vote for your winner will be featured in the paper.