PRINCETON — Six more entries have been received in the 2019 Princeton Junior Woman’s Club baby contest. They are: Jaxon Knaak, 11 months, the son of Austin and Jordan Knaak of Princeton; Ayla Moore, 6 months, the daughter of Kelsey Moore and Jarrett Beyer of Princeton; Aiden Neuses, 14 months, the son of Courtney Barton and David Neuses of Wyanet; Piper Petersen, 13 months, the daughter of Michael and Paige Petersen of Princeton; Maverick Norman, 18 months, the son of Nate and Nachelle Norman of Princeton; and Ellisynn Benavidez, 4 weeks, the daughter of Will and Miranda Benavidez of Manlius.
Entrants must be Bureau County residents under 24 months of age as of Sept. 6, 2019. Contest entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline has been extended to midnight on Thursday, Aug. 15.
To enter, email a high resolution, snapshot-sized color photograph of the child to email@example.com. Please refrain from entering photos that have been cropped or altered. Also, no professional photographs will be accepted. The email must also include the following: child’s name, sex, birthdate, current age, parents’ name, parents’ addresses and two valid contact phone numbers.
Voting began Friday, Aug. 9, and will continue until noon on Friday, Sept. 6. The photographs will be displayed at Midland States Bank South Branch, First State Bank, Central Bank and Heartland Bank South Branch. The photos will be rotated weekly on Fridays among the four banks.
Each child will have a canister with his/her corresponding photograph in which votes can be placed. One dollar equals 100 votes. The winner will be notified Sept. 6 and introduced during that evening’s Homestead Festival awards ceremony.
Prizes will be given to the boy and girl winners, as well as the boy and girl runners-up. All winners and their parents will have a spot in the Homestead Festival parade.
The Princeton Junior Woman’s Club donates all the proceeds from this contest back to communities and organizations within Bureau County through various projects carried out by their club.