CLOSED: Win €5,000 in our Sunday World Baby of the Year competition 2016

CLOSED: Win €5,000 in our Sunday World Baby of the Year competition 2016

IT’S BACK – the search has begun to find the Sunday World Baby of the Year 2016.



It is the biggest competition of its kind in Ireland and parents everywhere want their babies to feature in it; to capture their child at this precious moment as much as for the chance to capture one of our cash prizes.

We have made it even easier to enter, vote and also share your favourites on Facebook or Twitter. All you have to do is register for our competition on and submit your baby’s photo. The public can vote for your baby as soon as your picture has been approved. We will try and process entries within 48 hours of submission. You will be notified by email when your picture has been approved. 

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee publication of all photos on the website, despite our best efforts. From the minute the competition opens on the website today, voting may begin.You can enter your picture any time before Sunday 26th of June at 8 pm, but as voting starts as soon as your picture is approved, the earlier you enter, the sooner your child can start collecting public votes.

There are three rounds. Voting for round one starts today and continues until 3 pm, Wednesday, June 29. Voting is free, but to prevent automatic voting, votes are limited to one per minute per person. The 200 babies with the most public votes will make the next round. They will be announced in the Sunday World on Sunday July 3 and their picture will be published in the newspaper. Then they will have another chance to collect votes. Votes from the first round do not carry over. All babies votes are reset to zero. Voting recommences again to select the top 10 babies on Sunday, July 3rd at 3 pm until Wednesday, July 13 at 3 pm.

The final top 10 as chosen by public vote will be printed in the Sunday World on Sunday July 17 and voting will be begin for three days to select the overall winner until Wednesday 20 July at 3 pm. This year’s top tot will be selected by our panel of judges and the overall winner will collect a €5,000 prize! The remaining 9 finalists will receive €200 each. The overall winner will be announced in the Sunday World on Sunday July 24. 

The judges will take into account the number of public votes received, but their decision will be based on other criteria.The judge’s decision will be final and Sunday Newspapers reserves the right not to enter into any correspondence into how the Sunday World Baby of the year 2016 was chosen. Sunday Newspapers Ltd will not enter into correspondence regarding the disclosure of the number of votes received by individual entrants in the competition.

The top 10 winners will be notified by phone.