Bridgeport Advance 360 Progressive Rehabilitation Center and the Portsmouth Daily Times is conducting a Cutest Kid Contest between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to celebrate parenthood and family.
“I’m really excited for the Cutest Kid Contest. I think that this type of contest is something that the entire community can participate in and enjoy,” said Stephanie Collins, regional new media sales manager with the Daily Times.
Photos are submitted at portsmouth-dailytimes.com beginning May 13. All entries — which must be submitted by a parent, grandparent or legal guardian of the child — will be posted on the site.
Voting will begin June 1.
Voting will also be done online, with up to five votes allowed per email address each day. The contest closes at 5 p.m. June 15, after which the votes will be tallied and the winner of each age group will be announced in the Daily Times in time for Father’s Day. Prizes will also be awarded.
Entries will be divided into categories by the child’s age, based on the age the child is now, not at the time the photo was taken. The age groups are Newborn (0-12 months), Toddler (12-24 months), 2-4 years old, 4-6 years old, 6-9 years old, 9-12 years old.
“After seeing the adorable photos that were submitted during the Cutest Pet Contest, I’m eager to see the submissions for this one,” Collins said. “One thing that makes these contests such a huge success is the wonderful support we get from the community and our sponsors.”
The Cutest Pet Contest ran between January and March and had 557 entries, with 92,220 total votes and more than 275,000 page views for the contest alone.
The sponsors of the Cutest Kid Contest, without whom this contest would not be possible, include Bridgeport Advance 360 Progressive Rehabilitation Center, Lucasville Save-a-Lot, Glockner Honda Toyota and Glockner GM Superstore.
Bridgeport Advance 360, perhaps more familiar to the community under the former name Golden Years Heathcare Center, is the title sponsor for the contest. The new Bridgeport Advance 360 facility is up and running, providing total care for its patients.
The Glockner family’s car dealerships have a history dating to 1847, when German immigrant Bernard Glockner began selling bicycles on Market Street. The family has been in the car sales business since they were awarded a Chevrolet franchise in 1912.
Save-a-Lot in Lucasville is well known for offering continued value for the grocery dollar of the people in the surrounding community.
An email introducing the contest will be sent to those who have registered with the Portsmouth Daily Times website.