Bonny Babies 2017: What you need to know

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Last year's winners Charlie Johnstone, Taylor-Mae Graham and Danny Hird
Last year's winners Charlie Johnstone, Taylor-Mae Graham and Danny Hird

Bonny Babies are back! And 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of our popular contest, which opens on Monday, 26 June.

Photographers will be visiting venues across the north and west of the county, so book your appointment now.

This year’s prizes are again being provided by the Gretna Gateway Outlet Village.

Each section winner will receive a £150 voucher for shops at the Gretna Gateway Outlet Village. Second prizes will be £100 vouchers; third prize-winners will receive £75 vouchers; while the fourth prize winner will collect vouchers for £50.

There are separate sections for boys and girls aged from one year to the date of the third birthday, and a section for younger children from four months to the date of the first birthday.

Entry is only by prints from accredited photographers listed on this page. By agreement they will take one 8”x6” colour picture at a cost of £6. This includes the entry fee of £2 – to cover administration costs – and the cost of the sitting.

Photographers will submit the pictures – which are non-returnable – together with the official entry form which is obtainable only on their premises.

Sittings start on Monday. Last date for pictures to be taken is Saturday, 12 August. Photographers soon get heavily committed so please book early.

And again this year you can help to judge the winners by voting for your favourites so watch out for details of how to register your votes.

Our judges, a representative of the News & Star and Lisa McNab from the marketing department at Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, will then face the difficult task of selecting the final winners from the finalists.

So watch out for further details of how to take part.

Families of employees of CN Group are not eligible to enter.

WHERE TO ENTER

ASPATRIA: Highams will be at St Kentigern’s Hall, Aspatria and at Hayton, Aspatria. Ring 016973 23339 for an appointment.

CARLISLE: Aperture, 4-6 Corporation Road from Tuesday to Saturday each week. Ring 01228 528097 for an appointment.

CLEATOR MOOR: Vanessa Jane Photography. Ring 01946 813120 for an appointment.

COCKERMOUTH: Highams will be at the Scout Hut, Cockermouth. Ring 016973 23339 for an appointment.

EGREMONT: Vanessa Jane Photography. Ring 01946 813120 for an appointment.

FRIZINGTON: Vanessa Jane Photography. Ring 01946 813120 for an appointment.

LONGTOWN: Aperture will be in the Graham Arms Hotel, English Street, Longtown, on Monday, 17 July. Ring 01228 528097 for an appointment

MARYPORT: Highams will be in the Methodist Drop-in Centre, Maryport. Ring 016973 23339 for appointments.
Wendy Wright will be at Queens Avenue, Grasslot, Maryport. Ring 0787 656 1420 for an appointment.

PENRITH: Aperture will be at the Evergreen Hall on Monday, 10 July and Monday, 7 August. Ring 01228 528097 for an appointment.

WIGTON: Aperture will be in the Methodist Church Hall on Monday, 31 July. Ring 01228 528097 for an appointment.

WHITEHAVEN: Vanessa Jane will be at the Whitehaven News office, 148 Queen Street, on Wednesday, 28 June and Wednesday, 5 July. Ring 01946 813120 for an appointment.

WORKINGTON: Highams will be at the Oval Centre, Salterbeck, Workington. Ring 016973 23339 for appointments.


As a condition of entry, you agree to have the picture of your child, their age, your residential street and village/town published in Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd products.