Published: 12:42, 26 November 2009
| Updated: 12:42, 26 November 2009
The winner and two runners-up in this year's Times Guardian Cute Kids' competition have been given their prizes.
This year we received a total of 3,321 votes – 791 more than last year’s event.
Of these, 2,301 were postal votes using the form in the paper, and there were 1,020 texts.
Our winner was last year’s runner-up Hollie Stevenson, of Anne Boleyn Close, Eastchurch.
In second place was Finley Haynes, of Sterling Road, Queenborough, and third place belonged to Paige Saunders, of Winstanley Road, Sheerness.
Hollie’s parents won £450 cash, a framed portrait and flowers and chocolates from event sponsor Tesco.
The runners-up won flowers and chocolates, portraits and £150 and £100 cash.
A presentation took place yesterday at Tesco in Sheerness and was attended by co-sponsor Nigel Ryan, of Photo25.
This year’s competition introduced our website and text voting for the first time.
All the 239 entrants were featured on www.timesguardian.co.uk – meaning non-Islanders could join in the fun as well.