Kiwanis Club to hold Beautiful Baby Contest

Contest finalists invited to participate in the Crossroads Festival Parade

Submitted By Marianne Eisenbrandt

Some lucky baby will have a chance to win a $500 deposit in a Bright Directions College Savings by entering the annual Kiwanis Club of Shorewood Crossroads Festival Beautiful Baby Contest.

The deadline to register for the contest is 1 p.m. July 18. All entries should be returned to Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 North River Road. Becki Hackett, co-organizer of the event, said entries will be accepted after the 1 p.m. deadline.

To enter, bring only a 4 x 6 photo to the Timbers and the completed entry form. Write the child’s full name, date of birth, the parent(s) full name and daytime contact number on the back of the photo. Photos will be disqualified if they are the wrong size or missing the required information.

Hackett said the contest is not just for infants but also children who haven’t passed their fourth birthday by Aug. 1. There is a $10 entry fee per child ($5 for each additional child). The check should be made payable to Kiwanis Club of Shorewood.

Photos will be categorized by the current age of the child and the photos must be current.  Entrants are categorized by the child’s birth date. Out of the six age categories there will be five finalists in each for a total of 30 finalists The preliminary judging will be by photo only.

Entry forms are available online at the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce website or There can be only one entry per child and only one child pictured in the photo. The photo does not have to be taken by a professional photographer. Photos will not be returned and will become the property of the sponsor. The child must be clothed both in the photo and day of judging.

Finalists will be notified by phone before or no later than Aug. 1.

All 30 finalists should come for the final judging and drawing at 11 a.m. Aug. 8 in the main tent on the fest grounds at the Four Seasons Park. Finalists are also invited to participate in the Crossroads Fest Parade on Aug. 9.

The contest is sponsored by the Goddard School for Early Childhood Development.  Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis Club of Shorewood Children’s projects. The baby contest is held in conjunction with the annual Shorewood Crossroads Festival Aug. 7-9. The fest is brought to the community by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce. Presenting sponsor is Heartland Bank & Trust.

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