Baby & Toddler of the Year 2019

What’s it all about?

In May over 750 babies and toddlers have been snapped by our official photographer at the Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury and Telford Centre.

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 the winners 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 vote

Simply choose your favourite baby or toddler from the photographs which were printed in the Shropshire Star on Thursday, July 4 and cut out the special vote tokens which will be printed each day until Saturday, August 3. The winner of each category will be the child who receives the most votes. 

Take a look at the photographs printed in the Shropshire Star here!

During the voting period, you can send in your vote tokens in batches or all together in the envelope after the last one has been printed. You must include a Voting Tokens Return Form each time you send them in. Vote tokens sent in without a form will not be counted.

The Voting Tokens Return Form, will be printed every Saturday during the voting period and can be downloaded here.

We will also accept votes by SMS from Monday July 22 – make sure you pick up your copy of your Shropshire Star for full details on how to vote by text.

Where to send your Voting Tokens & Form

Send the Voting Tokens Return Form along with your tokens to:
Circulation Department
Shropshire Star
Waterloo Road

Complete the Voting Tokens Return form and quote the child’s name, age category and 3-digit unique voting code number which will be printed in the supplement on July 4, and will also be available online after the supplement has been printed.

You may, if you wish vote for more than one child. Just indicate on the form how many tokens you want to allocate to each one (up to a maximum of five children per form).
Voting tokens will appear in the Shropshire Star until Saturday, Augus
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When will the winners be announced?

All vote tokens and the Voting Token Return Forms are to be received by 5pm Friday, August 9 to the Shropshire Star. 

We will then count and verify the winner in each age bracket. The winners will be notified and announced in the Shropshire Star and online by the end of August 2019.