CALLING all parents ... this is your very last chance to enter your offspring in our ever-popular Baby of the Year competition in which we are looking for the bonniest boy and most gorgeous girl of 2009.
Fully-booked camera sittings have been held all last week and all this week.
And there are now just two sessions left.
These are today (Friday) from 1pm to 3.30pm and tomorrow (Saturday) from 10.30 am to 2.30pm.
The competition is open to babies and toddlers who are aged between six months and their third birthday on 24 February.
Entrants must also live in a property that pays its council tax to Hyndburn Council.
All you have to do is ring the Garth Dawson Studio on 231802 to arrange to have your child photographed either today or tomorrow.
It might be possible to photograph a limited number of babies without appoinments.
You must then take your child along with the completed entry form on this page – sorry no photocopies allowed – and your £1 entry fee to the Garth Dawson Studio on Bridge Street, Accrington.
You will be asked to return within 10 days to view and check the picture.
Following on from last year’s successful innovation, ALL the babies entered will appear in a special supplement right at the start of the competition.
Readers will then be invited to vote to whittle the numbers down before the contest itself gets underway.
Our readers will again be the judges, voting each week for a Baby of the Week and then picking the two winners from a line-up of finalists.
The parents of the two winners will receive a sitting for a 20'' by 16'' family portrait worth £350 from our co-sponsors, the Garth Dawson Studio.
There will also be a £50 cheque from the Observer.