Baby & Toddler of the Year 2018

Do you have the cutest child in the county? Does your child look adorable in photographs? 


Then your child could be crowned Baby or Toddler of the Year!

What's it all about?

In May over 600 babies and toddlers were snapped by our official photographer at the Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury and Telford Centre, and now it’s up to you to vote for your favourites. 


The children have been split into four age categories, 0-9 months, 10-18 months, 19-35 months and 3-5 years and it’s you who decides who wins by casting your votes. 


The youngster in each category with the most votes will win £500 and the overall winner will boost their prize with an extra £250.

How to take part

Bring your young one along to one of our sessions and your child will be snapped by our professional photographer. You do not need to book, simply arrive at your chosen location and our team will be on hand to help.


What’s more the sessions are absolutely free and you will be invited back to the relevant shopping centre to choose which picture you would like published in the newspaper. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the photographs taken on the day.

photography sessions

Shrewsbury, Darwin Shopping Centre, Lower  level

(opposite QVC)

Monday, May 7 to Saturday, May 12, from 9.30am
to 4.30pm*

(start time 10.30am on Bank Holiday
Monday, May 7)

* Last photo 4.15pm Monday to Saturday

Telford, Telford Shopping Centre, Dean Square

(adjacent to The Entertainer, Primark
and Krispy Kreme)

Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 19, 9.30am
to 4.30pm and Sunday, May 20 from 10.30am to 4.00pm*

* Last photo 4.15pm Monday to Saturday
and 3.45pm on Sunday.