Top of the tots picture parade

THE COUNTDOWN is on for your opportunity to vote for — and crown — the 2012 Dispatch Children Of The Year.

The photos have been taken of the Dispatch district’s bounciest babies and brightest tots and they will all appear in a photo special in the paper in the coming weeks.

The power then switches to you, the readers, for you will have the chance to vote for your favourites by text or by phone.

Each vote cast will then be totted up and once the lines are closed, the winners will be announced in three age-categories — 0-12 months, 13-24 months and 25-36 months.