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Cutest babies will come under judges' eyes

CHAMPION BABIES: Emma Joyce and Champion Baby Girl Lucy Joyce with Amanda Johns and Champion Baby Boy Harry Johns at last year's Picnic.
CHAMPION BABIES: Emma Joyce and Champion Baby Girl Lucy Joyce with Amanda Johns and Champion Baby Boy Harry Johns at last year's Picnic.

So you think you have the cutest baby? Why not put your assessment to the test in the Baby Show at the Smelter's Picnic?

Pre-judging for this much-loved and coveted event will be at the Pirie Sporting and Community Club, in Broadway Road, from 9am to noon on Saturday.

The initial judges will be Vicki Walters, Sue Jacobs, Sarina Polmear and Judy Dunning.

About 60 babies are expected to be entered in the competition.

Pre-judging for the boy and girl aged to five months will be between 9am and 9.45am followed by the adjudication for the boy and girl in six-to-12-month-old division between 10am and 10.45am.

Three finalists will be chosen in each of the boy and girl divisions to go onto major judging at the Memorial Park shelter at 10am on picnic day.

Final judges will be Mayoress Debra Stephens, council's events co-ordinator, Genevieve Pontikinas, and Angie Nayda.

One of the initial judges, Vicki Walters, said parents were proud of their babies and wanted to show them off. "They are so cute," she said.

She said each finalist would receive a medal while the champion boy and girl would each be presented with a stainless steel platter.

"They will receive a bank savings account and a basket of gifts," she said.

The Picnic Queen pageant will be sponsored and judged by women's fashion store Uptown Girl.

Miss Junior Picnic will be chosen from entrants aged 10-to-16 years old while the Picnic Queen will be aged 16-plus.

Judging will take place at the picnic in the early afternoon.

This is a chance for parents and friends to see their beautiful daughters parade in the quest.

A big crowd is likely to attend the picnic in what is expected to be good weather.

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