Starting Wednesday, readers of The Tribune and The Yadkin Ripple get a chance to participate in the publications’ annual Cutest Kids online contest, as submissions of area children will open up that day.
Kids will be in the running for prizes that will be awarded following the voting portion of the contest, thanks to title sponsor Walmart of Elkin and age category sponsors, Federal Financial Services (newborn, Birth to 12 months), Alps Mtn. Affordable Hearing (toddler, 12 to 24 months), Cooper Terrace Apartments (2-3 year olds), Yadtel (4-5 year olds), Stanley Heating & Air Conditioning (6-8 year olds) and Elkin Funeral Service (9-12 year olds).
Area parents, grandparents and others can submit kids online by visiting elkintribune.com or yadkinripple.com, going to Local Features, Contests and selecting the Cutest Kids contest link. Or click on the Cutest Kids logo on the home page to reach the contest.
Kids’ photos can be submitted from Wednesday through Aug. 19, with voting being held Aug. 5-19. Each person will be allowed to vote once each day for the kid of their choice in each category.
There is no charge to participate.
Winners will be announced once they are deteremined after the voting concludes on Aug. 19.
“This contest is always a big hit with the community,” said Elkin Tribune and Yadkin Ripple Editor Wendy Byerly Wood. “It brings families and friends together to support the kids, and it brings business to the sponsors of the contest. There are definitely some cute kids in the Elkin, Jonesville and Yadkin areas.”
Tribune and Ripple General Manager and Media Director Holly Lamm expressed her thanks to Walmart of Elkin and the category sponsors for their contributions to the contest that make it a reality.
“We want to thank the sponsors, because without them this contest would not be possible,” Lamm said, urging community members to offer their appreciation to the sponsors when they see them as well.