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 Dorset Echo launches its 2017 Child of the Year portrait competition to find the child with the most dazzling and winning smile.

This year the Dorset Echo is delighted to welcome Broadstone-based Fraser Portraits as the official Dorset Echo 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!

This 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 come along to one of our special Child of the Year photo shoots taking place at the following venues from 10am – 4pm daily;

  • Tesco, Portland, Tuesday 30th May
  • Tesco, Dorchester, Wednesday 31st May
  • Asda, Weymouth, Thursday 1st until Saturday 3rd June

Entry is free (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 Dorset Echo.

Voting for the child you would like to see crowned as the winner of the Dorset Echo 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 12 x 8 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?