Has your child got what it takes to dazzle and shine like a star in front of the camera? Here’s the perfect opportunity to see if they have, as the Salisbury Journal launches its 2016 Child of the Year portrait competition to find the child with the most dazzling and winning smile.

This year the Salisbury Journal is delighted to welcome Broadstone-based Fraser Portraits as the official Salisbury Journal Child of the Year photographers. With over 30 years of experience in taking children’s portraits, Fraser Portraits can’t fail to produce a smile for our competition!

There year there are four different age categories to be won and an overall winner to be chosen.

This year’s categories are:

  • Unisex 0-9 Months
  • Unisex 10-18 Months
  • Unisex 19-36 Months
  • Unisex 3-6 Years

If you would like to enter a child into our competition, simply cut out a Child of the Year ‘PHOTO SESSION’ advert which will be published in the Salisbury Journal from June 30 until July 28. You will need one photo session advert per person, no photocopies please. Then all you have to do is take a copy of the advert along to one of our special Child of the Year photo shoots taking place at the following venues from 10am – 4pm daily; Tesco Salisbury Thursday, July 28 until Saturday 30.

Entry is free- all you need is the advert from the paper. (No photocopies will be allowed and one coupon per child is required. Children must be aged from 0 months to 6 years old.) Photo packages will be available to purchase if you wish to have a memento of the picture taken of your child for the competition, but there is no obligation to purchase these as it is free to take part in the competition.

Once all the pictures have been taken, supplements of all the pictures will appear in the Salisbury Journal. Voting for the child you would like to see crowned as the winner of the Salisbury Journal Child of the Year portrait competition will be by post, text and phone. Full details will be printed within each supplement.

All the category winners will receive a certificate and 14x11 canvas of their winning picture, the overall winner will receive a certificate and 16x12 canvass print of their winning picture from Fraser Portraits.

So if you know a child with a winning smile who you think could be our Child of the Year winner – why not enter our easy competition?