Cute Kids 2013

Thank you for entering the Cute Kids competition! The first supplement will appear in early September, see your newspaper for full details. You will be able to vote for your favourite Cute Kid to keep them in the competition. Based on the number of votes received, entrants will be whittled down to a Top 30, Top 20 and Top 10 until finally the Cutest Kid will be announced!

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If you have any questions please contact us:

Susan Tyler-Stringer

Our voting features will start on Thursday 12th September and each feature will display a different age group of children. After the first round of votes, you will be able to vote for your top 30, to 20, 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.



Text TOD BABY followed by the vote number of your favourite child and send to 78484. Texts cost £1.50 plus your standard network rate. Free vote will be charged at network rate only.


Send your completed coupons 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.

Terms and conditions

By voting by text, you are indicating that you are happy to receive offers, goods and services from Johnston Press Plc. by SMS and/or any other contact details that you have provided. Please add EXIT at the end of your message if you do not wish to receive these. 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 VELTI DLR Ltd. 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 deadline, we recommend voting by SMS.

Todmorden News is published by Johnston Press. We’re committed to telling you about the things you need to know and that matter. From time to time we’d also like to get in touch via email or telephone about other products and services from Johnston Press that could be of interest to you. If you’d prefer not to receive information like this from us, please tick the fields on the bottom of your entry coupon and vote coupon.


Every photograph that appears in the Cute Kids competition will be available to buy direct from Todmorden News. We have many photo options available such as digital downloads, photographic prints, photo gifts, fine art prints, super canvasses, panoramic wide-length prints and more!

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What happens after my child has their photo taken?

After your child has had their photo taken, our team will be busy putting all the photographs into features that will appear in the paper. There will be four features – one for each age category. 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 photographs will be available for sale through the newspaper and our dedicated website. Please see full photo sales details above.

How do I order extra copies of the newspaper on the feature dates?

Contact the newspaper team who will be able to advise you how to order extra copies of the newspaper.

Who chooses which photograph goes into the newspaper?

The photographer 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 newspaper 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.

Can I enter more than one of my children?

You can enter as many of your children as you like. Each child must be entered separately and each must have their own entry coupon. Entry coupons are printed in the newspaper until the end of July – keep your eye out and don’t miss your chance to enter.

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 many winners will there be?

We have three final rounds – top 30, top 20 and top 10, printed in the newspaper on consecutive weeks. After this, there will only be one winner of Cute Kids 2013!

How long do I have to vote for each round?

From the day that the voting feature is published, you will have four days to submit your vote. We must receive your vote coupons within this four 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 newspaper team. Please see contact details above.


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