The deadline to enter your child or grandchild in The Crescent-News' Cutest Baby Contest is almost here.
Friday, Jan. 31, will be the final day to submit photos for the contest, in which readers vote for the area's cutest newcomer.
More than 40 babies have already been entered in this year's contest. Photos of the entrants may be viewed online at www.crescent-news.com. In addition to viewing the photos, people may also recommend their favorite babies on Facebook.
The first round of voting will begin on Feb. 5. Votes are 50 cents each and can placed online, by mail or in person at The Crescent-News office.
The baby receiving the most votes after three rounds of voting will receive $1,000 and have his or her photo featured on the cover of the Smiling Faces edition. The second-place vote-getter will be awarded $500 and the third-place winner will earn $250. Photos of the second- and third-place winners will also be published on the inside cover of the Smiling Faces edition.
Proceeds from the contest are used to support The Crescent-News' Newspapers in Education program which provides newspapers to area classrooms.