Voting is now Open - closes on December 1st.
Voting for Baby Buds Photo Contest is through our Facebook page here
ENTRIES TO THE BABY BUDS PHOTO CONTEST OPEN IN 1 SEPTEMBER and CLOSE 30 SEPTEMBER or WHEN 100 ENTRIES ARE REACHED
Babies grow up so fast, and we know how vital it is to capture those first precious months with quality baby pictures that you can treasure forever.
The Timaru Festival of Roses has joined forces with Biddy Bids Photography and Corporate Print to offer all new parents this fantastic opportunity to record your little one’s special personality.
The Baby Buds Photo Contest provides babies from newborn up to one year old, the chance to have quality professional, studio photographs taken of your baby. These photos will then be entered into the Baby Buds Photo Contest, where the winners can take away fabulous prizes .
There is no cost to have your baby professionally photographed or to enter the contest.
For $20 you can order a beautiful photographic print of your baby and have the opportunity to purchase additional photos for family and friends.
Here’s how the Baby Buds Photo Contest works
Parents of babies enter the Baby Buds Photos Contest by completing the on-line entry form (put in link here). To enter you must accept the Baby Buds Photo Contest Terms and Conditions (these are on the Rose Festival Website).
Only babies aged less than one year old as of 1 August 2017 are eligible for entry and must be a resident of NZ. Only the baby’s birth parents or legal guardians may enter and they must be over 18 years to enter. There is no cost to enter. There is a limit of 100 entries.
Getting the photos taken
Once your entry has been received you will be contacted by phone or email by Biddy Bids Photography to arrange a professional portrait session to photograph your baby.
IMPORTANT: All portrait sessions will take place at Biddy Bids Photography studio in Royal Arcade, Timaru between 16 October and 27 October 2017. No exceptions. You will be allocated a time for your session.
At the studio you will be asked to sign a release and waiver form that:
Your baby’s photographs will be taken in the studio. You will get the opportunity to select one to be included in the contest and you’ll be given the opportunity to purchase a print for $20.
Facebook Photo Contest - Facebook Voting
The organisers will establish a Contest Facebook page, where the photograph of each baby with a photo caption, will be displayed and where the public has the opportunity to vote for their favourite. One Facebook vote per person per photo over the whole competition (the system we use restricts voting to one vote per Facebook user).
Votes received from any Facebook account or person in excess of the stated limitations during the Voting Period are voided along with any votes received in violation of the Voting Terms.
Participants are encouraged to share their photo entry by liking and sharing the page to their friends and colleagues, but you may not offer incentives or inducements to get people to cast votes. You can invite, but you can't bribe!
Facebook Voting Period
The On-line Voting Period (NZ Time) from Monday, 13 November, 2017 and ends at midnight on Friday 1 December 2017. Votes outside this period will not be counted.
There will also be voting on-site during the Rose Festival 2 & 3 December 2017.
Votes are calculated from the number of eligible ‘votes’.
Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Terms and Conditions, the entry with the highest number of votes will win the contest and first prize, the second highest number of votes will win the second prize and the third highest number of votes will win the third prize. In the event of a tie, a ‘tie-breaking’ judge will determine the winner.
Prizes are non-transferrable or redeemable for cash.
Winners will be announced at the Timaru Festival of Roses and will be announced on Facebook soon after.
Baby Buds Photo Exhibition
A photographic exhibition of all eligible entries will be staged as part of the Timaru Festival of Roses. This will be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017 at the Caroline Bay Hall, Timaru and will be open to the public.