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Welcome to the Cute Kids competition website

It’s that time of year again when we are looking for a bouncing baby, troublesome toddler or little angel to be our Cute Kid 2014

Now that our photo sessions are over, we are preparing our special voting features to share all of the gorgeous entrants’ photos with you

All of the children’s portraits will appear in our fun and colourful features where we will ask you to vote for your favourite. Who will be our Cute Kid 2014?

Our voting features will start during the week of 22 September and each feature will display three groups of entrants. After the first round of votes, you will be able to vote for your top 20, to top 10 and finally your winner!

Instructions of how to vote are below. Please note, text lines will not open before the publication of the first vote feature. If your child does not make it through to the next round but you continue to vote for your child, your vote will not be counted but you may still be charged for your vote.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Cute Kids Helpline: 01772 554514



Text WOB followed by a space and the vote number of your favourite child and send to 65550. Texts cost £1.50 plus your standard network rate. Free vote will be charged at your standard network rate only.


Send your completed coupons from the newspaper directly to: Johnston Press, PO BOX 316, Rossendale, BB4 0DU. Please see terms and conditions in the newspaper to ensure your postal entries will be received in time.


What happens after my child has their photo taken?

After your child has had his/her photo taken, our team will be busy putting all the photographs into features that will appear in the paper. There will be three. Please see above for details of the first feature and when you can expect it to appear in the newspaper.

Do I need to buy a photo to enter the competition?

You do not need to buy a photo to enter the competition; however, all information on how to buy photographs can be found in our Cute Kids print features in your newspaper.

Who chooses which photograph goes into the newspaper?

The photographer and Cute Kids team will select the best possible image for the newspaper. Parents/guardians will not be able to select a specific image.

What happens if my SMS (text message) vote does not go through?

If you try to vote by text message and it does not work, please check that you have followed the instructions carefully, including any spaces that need to be left between keywords. If you are still having problems, please contact the Cute Kids team who will find out what the problem is.

How many times can I vote for my child?

You can vote as many times as you like for any child. If you are voting by text message, your network provider may cap messages after you have spent over £30.00. If this happens, you must contact your network operator. This year, we are giving you a free vote for every two votes that you submit by text message. Vote twice and receive the third vote at the price of your standard network message.

Where do I send my vote coupons?

Please send your vote coupons to Johnston Press, PO BOX 316, Rossendale, BB4 0DU. Please note, this is a special mailbox set up for vote coupons. If you send your coupon to the newspaper it will not be counted. Photocopies will not be accepted.

Will I be notified if my child makes it through to the next round?

We will contact you via the email address or telephone number that you provide on your entry coupon. Please ensure you fill these coupons out fully.

How long do I have to vote for each round?

From the day that the voting feature is first published, you will have seven days to submit your vote. We must receive your vote coupons within this seven day period or they will not be counted. If you are concerned about your coupon vote reaching us in time, we would recommend voting by text message as this is an instant way of voting.

Who do I need to contact if I have questions or queries?

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the Cute Kids team. Please see contact details above.

Terms and conditions

Please see the terms and conditions in the newspaper to ensure your text vote is received in time. If you enter after the lines have closed, your vote will not be counted but you may still be charged. Please check the newspaper for further details.

For full terms and conditions please go to For quality and training purposes we may monitor communications. SMS services are provided by mGage, SE1 8ND. Johnston Press accepts no responsibility for late coupons, loss of coupons or delays in the postal service. We suggest posting coupons first class. To ensure your vote is received and counted before the deadline, we recommend voting by SMS.

Wigan Observer is published by Johnston Press. By voting, you are indicating that you are happy to receive offers, goods and services from Johnston Press Plc that could be of interest to you by SMS, e-mail or telephone and/or any other contact details that you have provided. If you would prefer not to receive information like this from us, please tick the fields on the bottom of your entry/vote coupon or add STOP at the end of your text message entry/vote. Helpline: 01772 554514


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