This year’s contest is over!
Thank you to all who entered in 2017!
Your 2017 Winners:
Q: What ages qualify?
A: Newborn to Grade 5! We have 4 different age categories based on year of birth:
Category A: born 2016-2017
Category B: born 2014-2015
Category C: born 2011-2013
Category D: born 2006-2010
Q: What does it cost to enter?
A: Entry is $9.95 plus tax per child, with $1 from every entry going to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation.
Q: Do I have to book an appointment?
A: No, this contest is on a drop in basis from 9:30-4:30. Please note that there will be times that are busier than others, so you may have to wait. If your child needs to go for a walk or you need to come back, your registration form will stay in the queue, and we will just keep checking if you are back. There are no photo sessions on Sunday as we are closed on Sundays.
Q: How long is the session?
A: Until we get some great photos of your child, so time will vary with each child. Note this is a contest and not a full studio portrait session.
Q: Will I be able to purchase a CD with all of the images on it?
A: You asked for this last year and it was such a hit, you can do it again this year! You will be able to purchase ALL of the printable images of your child on a CD.
Q: Can I have my children’s photos taken together?
A: This is an individual contest, so each child is taken separately. We are more than happy to photograph your children together during a regular Portrait Studio session.
Q: What should my child wear?
A: Whatever they are COMFORTABLE in. We will get great photos whether they are dressed in regular clothes or a costume as long as your child is comfortable. An itchy uncomfortable outfit, will show in the portraits. Think plain coloured turtle necks and t-shirts, jeans, dark pants, leggings, a favourite shirt. We do have props available – all “candy” related and child friendly. Feel free to bring your own props for your child. Your child must be dressed and ready to go when your turn is called. Please note that your child’s shoes need to be removed before they have their photo taken.
And this year, clothes that is pink or blue will really stand out and look great!
Q: How is this contest judged?
A: We have a panel of judges (usually at least 10+) who will judge the contest. Remember this is about more than the contest, it is a great way to get some gorgeous photos of your child. There are prizes for each age category and an overall winner also.
Q: What are the prizes?
A: The Grand Prize is a Nikon camera and 16×20 Canvas Print of the winning photo, valued at $265! Each of the 4 age categories will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of framed prints and winners’ certificates. In addition, there will be random prizes drawn from our sponsors:
Over 20 prizes in all!
Q: How are parents involved in the session?
A: If necessary, for your child’s safety and comfort, the photographer may ask you to be involved in the session. Please follow the photographer’s instruction as it is important to allow the photographer to work with each child independently, to capture their personality and expression.
**Please note that Cell Phone photos and video are not allowed in the studio.**