And we’re off! The search to find the Bonniest Baby of 2016 is under way.
As the first photo session got under way in the Bridges there was already a queue of families eager to get they tiny treasured photographed and entered into our contest.
Faye Hepplewhite, 22, and five-week-old Hunter Gilley-Craig were first in line.
Faye, 22, from Hylton Lane in the city, said: “I couldn’t wait. Hunter was just two weeks old when I read about the competition and I thought straight away we would have to be part of it.
“I think he;’s he’s gorgeous, hopefully others think the same. But they all bonny babies.”
Faye and Hunter were one of dozens of families who rushed to get involved.
But don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to get along, we are in the Bridges until Sunday.
Remember, just cut out your entry coupon in your Echo, which today is on page 18, and you can enter for FREE.
You will need to fill out an official entry form on the day and follow our terms and conditions.
Once we’ve taken all the pictures, we will publish each and every one in your favourite daily read.
A team of top judges will then select the top 20 in each age category.
Readers will then get to vote for their top tots and the winner of each age category will receive a canvas print to cherish.
You will then get the chance to vote for the bonniest of them all from the top three and the winner will pick up a £100 shopping voucher courtesy of The Bridges.
The age categories are 0-18 months, 19 months-3 years, and 37 months-5 years.
So what are you waiting for? Get cutting and head down to The Bridges between August 8-14.