To be honest, I am not a big fan of baby photo contests or any other contests for that matter.
But a recent event changed my perception. Thank to my dearest wife. This is what happened.
When my wife asked me whether â€œweâ€ should enter a cutest baby contest organized by her employer, without a doubt, I only gave her a lukewarm response.
Why? For some reason, I stay away from any contests. I hardly participate in any except once the Readerâ€™s Digestâ€™s â€œWin-a-Carâ€ contest many years back. Remember the paper car key that really looked like the real one? Even that I stopped half way as it required too much effort on my part. I just donâ€™t get the kick out of contests.
Anyway, my wife went ahead by choosing two photos (one was of my daughter J, another was of my son, K) for the contestâ€¦ without my knowledge. I only found out about it when she asked me for a tagline for each photo because I am more creative in this field (*ahem*). I was thinking since she already chose the pictures, might as well we went ahead with the contest and had fun.
The judges would choose 3 winners based on:
â€¢Â Â Â Cuteness of the Baby/Child
â€¢Â Â Â Most Natural Candid Moment
I must say that my wife did a fantastic job with the selection (she told me that another friend helped her with the selection after reading this post), especially Kâ€™s photo. The more you look at it, the more your feelings get mixed up. And youâ€™re not sure if you should laugh or otherwise.
Donâ€™t get what I am trying to say? Donâ€™t worry, I will let you see the picture in a moment and youâ€™ll get what I mean.
But first, let me tell you the results. Just out two days agoâ€¦and the winner goes to…drum roll please…
K is the champion for the baby category!
It was REALLY a pleasant surprise for someone who never believes in contests.
To win a contest like this, you have to make the right selection of photos. My wife did just that. Excellent job!
I am damn proud of my wife and K. Not to blow our own horn, hereâ€™s insider news. The organizing team told my wife that all judges unanimously picked my sonâ€™s photo as the overall first prize winner. No questions about it.
Now as promised, hereâ€™s the photo of the winner of baby category (taken with my wifeâ€™s mobile phone in his second visit to a barber. In fact, we didn’t expect K to be like that! We thought things would have turned out fine):
What do you think? Deserve the prize?
The more I look at it, the more I feel bad about it because we took advantage of Kâ€™s extreme sad moment and made fun of it. But then again, you just canâ€™t help but laugh when you see his expressions on his face. Thatâ€™s what I meant by mixed feelings.
Now back to my first question: Should you take part in a cutest baby photo contest? Hell yes! (look whoâ€™s talking!) If you agree with me, then get ready with your camera wherever you go and snap as many candid moments as possible. Youâ€™ll never know when these pictures come in handy for any upcoming contests.
Good luck with your contests 😉
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