HUNDREDS are expected to take part in our search for Gloucester's Baby and Toddler of the Year.
The Citizen is running the annual competition to find the city's most adorable bundles of joy, who could be in with a shot of earning mum and dad Pounds 1,000.
Parents far and wide are being encouraged to see if their cherubs have what it takes in front of the camera in a free photo shoot for the Baby and Toddler 2015 awards.
Interest has already been high with scores of mums and dads visiting The Eastgate shopping centre to see their child have their photo taken.
Elizabeth Baber from Robinswood decided to give it a go with eight-month-old Annabella after walking past. "I thought why not? She's got as much chance as anybody else," she said.
"She seemed to enjoy it and with her smile I am sure she has what it takes."
One of the photographers Kayleigh Barlow said they had seen a good number of visitors. "We have been busy, we've had a good start," she said.
"We travel all over the country for this but Gloucester definitely has babies with some for the prettiest smiles I have seen so far."
Running until next Monday, mums and dads can have their child's picture taken and get pride of place in a supplement in the Citizen on Monday November 2. It will feature pictures of all the children taken along with a voting coupon.
The 20 youngsters who get the most votes will be put forward to Mustard Models, a professional modelling agency who will pick their top three.
The winner will earn a Pounds 1,000 cash prize as well as the opportunity to be represented by Mustard Models as a possible child model.
The parents will win a canvas print of the child's picture, as will the second and third place tots.
The photo booth, complete with professional photographers, can be found in The Eastgate shopping centre every day, apart from Sundays, from 10am to 4pm.
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