Enter your baby in our Summer Baby competition

2015-11-06 13:14


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The UD News is once again looking for a baby to grace the front page of its last edition of the year on Thursday, December 17.

The UD News Summer Baby competition is aimed at making the day even more special for babies who are celebrating their first ever Summer (only babies born after 25 December 2014). 

This year, parents must enter their babies via social media platforms. There are three platforms to choose from:

Facebook – UD News|Nuus
At the top of the UD Facebook page, click on the Summer Baby tab, which will take you to the entry form where you can upload your baby’s photo and enter all the details. You need to enter from a computer or laptop, because cell phone entries do not work.

Twitter – @UD_News1
Submit your photo via Twitter; include all the necessary info and then tag @UD_News1 and #UDSummerBaby.

Instagram – ep_media24
1. Follow us on Instagram
2. Upload your photo and include all info

3. Include #UDSummerBaby in your post

Only online entries will be accepted. No photos may be e-mailed, posted or dropped off at the UD office.

The following information must be included:

* Name & surname of the baby
* Date of birth (eg: 2015-10-30) 
* Gender
* Town you live in
Entries which do not have this information, will not be considered.

How the competition will work

Submit a photo of your baby with “Summer” as the theme – whether it be a flower in the hair or baby in a cute bikini!

The closing date for entries is 16:00 on Sunday, November 29. Your baby’s face must be clearly visible. All the entries received will be published on the UD Facebook page in photo galleries. The top 10 finalists will be announced both on Facebook as well as in the UD News of Thursday, December 3. 

The winning photo will be published on the front page of Thursday, December 17.

Rules of the competition
. The baby must be celebrating his/hers 1st Summer (born after 25 December 2014)
. Only babies living in the UD News distribution area (Uitenhage, Despatch, Kirkwood, Addo) may enter.
. Only online entries (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) will be accepted this year – no photos may be e-mailed, posted or dropped off at our office.
. Entries have to include the name and surname of the baby; date of birth (eg: 2015-01-01); gender; town you live in. Entries which do not have all this information, will not be accepted.
. You may enter the competition only once and only one photo of your baby.
. Entry photos need to have a Summer theme and baby’s face must be clearly visible.

. Entries close on Sunday, November 29 at 16:00 and no late entries will be accepted.

- For more information about the competition, send en email to tanya.vanzyl@media24.com.

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