Teddy is Mercury's Baby of the Year 2008

Our readers have chosen nine-month-old Teddy West from Diss as the first Mercury Baby of the Year.Teddy and his mum Lindsay Wall were presented with their winner's prize of a 20”x16” framed photographic portrait by Peter Morley, general manager of the Diss branch of Morrisons.

Our readers have chosen nine-month-old Teddy West from Diss as the first Mercury Baby of the Year.

Teddy and his mum Lindsay Wall were presented with their winner's prize of a 20”x16” framed photographic portrait by Peter Morley, general manager of the Diss branch of Morrisons.

Runner-up in the under nine months old category was six-month-old Lucas Jolly from Harleston.

The 10-18 month category winner was one-year-old Elle Morrison from Diss, with Marcy Lawrence (13 months) from Roydon runner-up.


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In the class for toddlers up to three years, Jacinta Badal (two years five months) from Diss was the winner with two-year-old Kieran Morrison, also from Diss, second.

Category winners Elle and Jacinta received 15”x12” portraits and the runners-up received 10”x8” pictures.

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Well over 100 families accepted the Mercury's invitation to take their babies to Morrisons to be professionally photographed for the competition and all were pictured in an eight-page in-paper supplement earlier this summer.

Readers were then invited to phone in their nominations.

The competition was such a great success, with the phones red hot with votes, that a repeat event has already been pencilled in for next year.

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