The Mercury’s 2011 Child of the Year competition winners have been presented with their prizes.
The winners of the three categories each won a fantastic portrait of their champion child using the picture taken for the competition by the sponsor Foto Imaging.
The pictures were taken at a special photographic session in Matlock’s Sainsbury’s store.
Mercury editor Amanda Hatfield, who handed over the prizes, congratulated the winners and said that it was hoped next year there would be even more entries in the contest.
“We want to be staging the best baby contest in the town and to do that we need families to support it. Those who did this year have been great,” she said.