Deadline for Cross Roads Fest baby photo contest is July 15

6/29/2017, 1:19 p.m.
This year’s sponsor is the Goddard School.
Parents have until July 15 to enter a photo of their baby in the Cross Roads Fest baby contest. Marianne Eisenbrandt

SHOREWOOD--Area families have until July 15 to enter their baby's photo in the 2017 Crossroads Festival Baby Contest.

The contest is held in conjunction with the annual Shorewood Crossroads Festival Aug. 4-6 at Cene's Four Seasons Park. To be eligible the child cannot have passed their fourth birthday by Aug. 1.

There is a $10 entry fee per child but it drops to $5 for each additional child. Checks should be made payable to Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC).

All entries must be received or dropped off before 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, 925 S. Route 59, Shorewood, IL 60404.

To enter, bring a 4-inch-by-6-inch photo and completed entry form. Write the child's full name, date of birth, parents full name and daytime contact number on the back of the photo.

Photos must be current. They will be disqualified if they are the wrong size or missing the required information.

There can be only one entry per child and only one child in the photo The photo does not have to be taken by a professional photographer Photos will not be retuned.

Photos will be categorized by the current age of the child. Out of the six age categories, there will be five finalists in each, with a total of 30 finalists.

Preliminary judging will be by photo only. Finalists will be notified by phone by Saturday, July 29. Only finalists will be notified.

All 30 finalists must attend the final judging at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 in the entertainment tent at Cene's Four Seasons Park, 25520 W. Seil Rd.

The finalists will be included in a random drawing for a $500 deposit in a Bright Directions College Savings and in addition other prizes will be awarded.

The contest is presented by Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group and sponsored by The Goddard School for early childhood development.

For questions, please contact Carol Wagner, Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-725-2900. Entry forms are available at www.crossroadsfest.com.