Okanagan tykes entered into cutest baby competition

Parker Hood from Lumby has been entered into BabyVote’s Cutest Baby Photo Competition for March 2020. (Contributed)
Thirteen-month-old Cohen Hood from Enderby has been entered into BabyVote’s Cutest Baby Photo Competition for March 2020. (Contributed)
Adyva Thomson from Vernon has been entered into BabyVote’s Cutest Baby Photo Competition for March 2020. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Kohen Leupin has been entered into BabyVote’s Cutest Baby Photo Competition for March 2020.(Contributed)

While many parents believe their baby is the cutest in the world, some Okanagan parents are putting that theory to the test.

Alyssa Derksen has entered her 13-month-old son, Cohen Hood, into BabyVote’s Cutest Baby Photo Competition for March 2020.

The U.K.-based company hosts a website displaying photos of little ones submitted by their parents, and tabulates online votes to decide a winner each month.

Also entered is Lumby’s Parker Hood, who ranks 29th out of boys with 804 votes as of Friday, March 6. Cohen Hood’s photo has garnered more than 650 votes, ranking 38th among boys.

Vernon’s Kohen Leupin and Adayva Thomson are also in the running. Thomson’s photo (an example of proper car-seat safety) has accumulated more than 530 votes. Leupin, dressed in a tiger outfit, has earned around 100 votes with 25 days left in March.

Competitors install a Facebook app and encourage others to vote for their tyke. The competition runs in a number of different countries.

As time runs out in March, the prize money ticks upward. The current prize is just over $155 with 26 days left in the competition.

In each competition, entries ranked 1-20 in the global rank will progress to the final, according to BabyVote’s terms and conditions. The final is a 24-hour voting period taking place on April 1. The votes will be reset to zero on the day of the final.

To support a baby’s bid for the title of March 2020’s cutest baby, head to his competition page on babyvote.com. Supporters can vote every 20 minutes. An account setup is required.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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