Time to get snapping for annual baby photo competition

The annual search for bonny babies and adorable infants is on again with the launch of the 2018 Plunket Baby Photo Competition, run in association with Warkworth’s The Camera Shop.

The contest is open to any child aged under five in the Rodney area and entries costs $5 per photo, proceeds of which will go towards furniture and carpark upgrades at the Wellsford Plunket Rooms. Every entrant will receive a free 6 x 8 enlargement of their photo from The Camera Shop and go into a draw for a prize hamper that includes a Fairydown cot duvet and mattress protector, Huggies nappies and wipes, and a bear soft toy.

There are five age categories – Newborn to 1 Year; 1-2 Years; 2-3 Years; 3-4 Years; and 4-5 Years – with first, second and third prizes in each donated by local businesses. These include a term of Waterbabies swimming lessons at Northern Arena, a hand-made wooden grader from Unique Creations of Wellsford, a ride-on mini-quad bike and a Milazo 3-wheel glide scooter from The Warehouse, and a fishing rod and reel set from Wellsford Sports & Leisure. The hamper and prizes will be on display at The Camera Shop during September and October.

As in previous Plunket baby photo competitions, the winners will be decided by public vote. All the entries are displayed in the foyer of New World, Warkworth from October 2 to 31.

There are three ways to enter the competition – photos can be delivered to The Camera Shop on a camera, phone or USB stick; emailed to photos@thecamerashop.co.nz; or posted online at thecamerashop.co.nz. All entries must include the name, age of child and a contact phone number, and be submitted by September 30.