Buddy Bear is searching for a new best friend and the new face of Ackermans. Is your baby younger than 24 months with that cute-factor that makes everyone go ‘aaah’?

Yes, the winning baby will become the face of Ackermans, receive a photoshoot experience in Cape Town, and appear on our Ackermans magazine – in our stores and on our website. The overall winner will also walk away with a R20 000 educational policy, a R5 000 Ackermans voucher and a R5 000 cash voucher.

The 12 finalists will each receive a R1 500 Ackermans voucher, a R1 500 cash voucher and a 2018 Baby of the Year Finalist Trophy.

To enter, fill in your baby’s details, your details and upload an image – it’s as easy as that.

Entries are open from 26 July until 26 October – so hurry up and enter

To enter, fill in your baby’s details, your details and upload an image – it’s as easy as that. Share your baby’s favourite food, their favourite activity, and their cutest picture with South Africa!

Remember to upload the best possible picture of your little one – so make sure it’s a recent photo, that it’s clear, not blurry, and that you don’t cut off your baby’s arms, legs or head. Take the picture against a neutral background and don’t add any filters or borders to your picture.

This year Ackermans also announces three internal judges who will select the Top 12 finalists –  Shamilah Petersen, the Deputy Editor of the Ackermans magazine; Melanie Rossouw, the Ackermans Business Unit Director and Ephraim Mamabolo, the Ackermans Marketing Director. They can’t wait to see all the cute entries.

The public will vote for their favourite baby from the Top 12

The Top 12 will be announced on Friday, 2 November, and after that voting for the public will be open until 23 November. The public will vote for their favourite baby from the Top 12, and the baby with the most votes will be crowned the winner of the 2018 Baby of the Year Competition. Voting will be limited to one vote per baby.

Don’t wait too long – head over to the Ackermans website today to get this journey to stardom started. Ts & Cs apply.