Baby of the Year voting form in The News today

Vote today in Baby of the Year
Vote today in Baby of the Year
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The News today publishes its second voting form for our Baby of the Year 2012

The paper feature hundreds of entries in the second of our categories – 19-36 months and 37 months to five years – and gives readers the chance to vote for their favourite.



Yesterday we published the first of our supplements containing all the entries in the 0-nine months and 10-18 months categories.

Voting couldn’t be easier – simply use the coupon in the paperor show your support for your favourite by casting a phone or text vote.

Professional photographers spent the summer picturing all the youngsters at sessions across the Portsmouth area. Parents then chose which picture of their child they wanted to be entered.

This year’s winner will receive the honour of being crowned Baby and Toddler of the Year 2012, plus a seven-night break at Pontins, a 20”x16” photograph from Fraser Portraits and a trophy.

Our category winners will each receive a three or four-night break at Pontins, a 14”x11” photograph and a trophy.

Once the votes have been counted, the top 40 in each age group will go through to the semi-final.

All these pictures will be published in The News in November and readers will be asked to vote again for their favourites, this time to select the final 10 in each category.

Our panel of judges will then pick a winner in each age category plus their overall winner.


You can vote by text or post as many times as you like but a new form cut from The News must be used each time for postal votes – photocopies will not be accepted. Votes received after the closing date won’t be counted.

The closing date for all votes is midnight on October 10, 2012. Normal News rules apply.

To vote by post, fill in the coupon and send it to:

Baby and Toddler of the Year, The News Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9SX. You can send multiple votes in one envelope.

You can also vote by text. Simply send a text message starting with pen baby, the voting number of the child you are voting for plus your name, house number (or house name) and postcode to 61500. The total message must not exceed 155 characters. All text messages cost £1 plus standard network charge. Votes received after the closing date will not be counted but may still be charged.

Example of message: pen baby 9999 john smith 1 po2 9sx

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