There are no residency requirements for the contest.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - The Highpoint Health Birthing Center will sponsor the Dearborn County Fair Baby Contest on Wednesday, June 20, on the Haag Ford Stage at the county fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg.
Entry fees for the Baby Contest will be covered again this year, compliments of the Highpoint Health Birthing Center. Fair admission (not including rides) is free for one parent/guardian and the baby entering the contest. Additional family members will be charged the $10 gate admission price, which includes rides.
There are no residency requirements for the contest and babies from newborns through 18 months of age are eligible to enter. Contestants must wear a white onesie or a white diaper/white T-shirt and have no hair decorations. Babies are judged on personality, appearance and attentiveness. Registration is from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. that evening with judging beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m.
The Prince and Princess (winning boy and girl) will each be awarded a trophy and a $150 savings account at the Dearborn County Hospital Federal Credit Union, provided courtesy of the Highpoint Health Birthing Center.
Categories will be: Class A, twins up to and including 18 months; Class B, triplets up to and including 18 months; Class C, girls up to and including 6 months; Class D, boys up to and including 6 months; Class E, girls 7 through 12 months; Class F, boys 7 through 12 months; Class G, girls 13 through 18 months; and Class H, boys 13 through 18 months.
Babies receiving first through fourth place in each of the eight categories will also receive cash prizes and ribbons. Prizes will be as follows: first place, $25 and a ribbon; second place, $20 and a ribbon; third place, $15 and a ribbon; and fourth place, $10 and a ribbon. The same prizes will be awarded for multiple birth categories if twins or triplets are registered in the contest. Door prizes will be awarded courtesy of Highpoint Health Physician Partners.
Please call the fair office the week of the event at 812/655-5328 for additional information regarding the Baby Contest and other events.
For more information on the Highpoint Health Birthing Center, please call 812/537-8273 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8273, or visit the hospital website at www.myhph.org.