Lynn News Baby and Toddler Competition results
The pictures have been taken, the photographs published and the votes cast and now counted and we have a winner of the 2021 Baby and Toddler competition.
It was great to have the Cute Kids event back after a year away because of the pandemic.
This year saw a new venue too and our two photographers, Andy and Andy, said they were made to feel most welcome at the front of the Wilkinsons store in New Conduit Street, Lynn, last month.
So who out of the 76 babies and toddlers entered into the competition emerged as the most popular in our readers’ poll?
Only votes cast on our official vouchers in the paper counted so thank you very much all of you who took the trouble to take part in our little version of democracy.
It was close this year with no-one running away with it as in previous years. The first and second places were only separated by two or three votes.
The winner of the baby competition (newborn to 18 months) was Thomas Footer, of Terrington St Clement. Runner-up was Deus Koroma, of Middlewood in Lynn.
The winner of the toddler category (19 months to under-five) was Elsie Stone, of Leete Way in Lynn. Runner-up was Elliott Footer, brother of Thomas, of Terrington St Clement.
Well done to everyone who took part they were all winners in our book.
Thomas and Elsie will be given 20x16in canvases of their pictures, while Deus and Elliott will receive 16x12in versions.
There will also be Wilko goodie bags presented.
Mark Leslie, editor of the Lynn News, said: “After the 18 months that we have had it was fantastic to have something like the baby competition back. I know how much people enjoy it and the our professional photographers, who hold these events all over the Eastern counties and the Midlands, tell me that King’s Lynn is always one of the best supported places they come to.
“I won’t go so far as to claim that our kids are the cutest but I certainly would say the support is tremendous from parents. Thank you very much and thank you very much to Wilkinsons for being so supportive.”