Find our the winners of Examiner Baby of the Year 2010
Nov 8 2010 by Anne-Marie Senior, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Examiner Baby of the Year winners
IT’S A DOUBLE celebration for little Daisy Whitaker.
Days after unwrapping presents for her first birthday, the Newsome smiler has been crowned the Examiner’s Baby of the Year 2010.
Daisy – who lives with parents Richard Whitaker and Kirsty Jacobs – was voted this year’s winner with more than 1,000 votes.
A record 648 babies and toddlers were entered into the contest – a whopping 240 more than last year.
And with online polling introduced for the first time, a record number of almost 40,000 votes were cast, raising more than £1,500 for local charities.
Mum Kirsty, 27, of Ridge Close, said: “I just cannot believe it – we’re over the moon.
“It was astonishing because the main reason I put her in for the competition was to get some nice photos of her done for Christmas presents.
“There were so many gorgeous babies in the competition, I never thought she would get this far.
“I feel so blessed to have such a beautiful child.”
Daisy wins £150 in high street vouchers, a 20 x 16 inch portrait worth £275 donated by John Woods Photography and a 2D cast impression of her hands in a wooden frame worth £60 by Linthwaite company Precious Memories.
She will also be presented with the historic engraved Examiner Baby of the Year Trophy to keep for a year.
Crosland Moor toddler Inayah Mirza, two, won second place.
The two-year-old won a £100 high street voucher, a 15 x 12 inch portrait worth £225 and a hand cast.