Gorgeous girls dolled up as pretty as a 'Playtime Picture'

PLAYTIME: Eleanor Roberts, Grace Dickinson and Abigail Roberts are encouraging people to get behind the 2014 Playtime Pictures photo competition to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Photo: JUDE KEOGH  0702photocomp2

PLAYTIME: Eleanor Roberts, Grace Dickinson and Abigail Roberts are encouraging people to get behind the 2014 Playtime Pictures photo competition to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0702photocomp2

IT is time to pop that bow in your baby’s hair and dress your little one in their best outfit for the annual 'Playtime Pictures' photo competition.

The competition starts at the Orange City Centre next Monday, with all funds raised going to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Photographic sessions will be held between 10am and 1pm from Monday to Sunday.

The competition is for children from birth up to five years of age.

The competition is divided into two categories: section one, which is the most popular child by public vote and section two, which is judged in various age groups by a panel of judges.

Among the supporters of this year’s competition is Frances Dickinson, whose  six-year-old daughter Grace was recently diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy.

“Until Grace was diagnosed I didn’t know anything about the work they do [the Cerebral Palsy Alliance],” she said.

“They have been amazing and have provided wonderful support.”

Grace has been taking swimming lessons with teacher Carla Roberts and it has proved beneficial.

“My children have been going in the competition over the last couple of years and it was a great experience,” Ms Roberts said.

Entry costs $12, which  includes a 20cm x 15cm colour print of your child.

Age groups for the most popular child by public vote are from 0 to five years.

For section two babies and toddlers can be entered in the 0 - 5 months section, 6 - 17 months section, 18 months to under 3 and 3 - 5 years.

The photographs will be on display at the shopping centre from July 28 to  August 3 to enable the public to vote for their favourite photo.

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