Coby wins the Observer’s Cute Kids Competition

The wait is now over for the crowning of the winner of the Observer Series Cute Kids competition 2014.

In August we launched our 2014 competition when we held our photographic sessions at Asda and Priory Meadow Shopping Centre which saw children being snapped from newborns to five years old.

Then in September we gave you the chance to vote for your favourite child in our heats before whittling down our entries to crown our winning child.

All photographs for the competition were taken by Helen Tinner Photography.

Our heats started in September where over a three-week period we ran all of the children’s photographs.

The children with the most votes were then placed into our top 20 and finally our top 10.

Our winning child is Coby Phillips from Rye.

His mother Sarah Booth will receive a canvas of their winning photograph.

Coby was born on May 20.

He is Sarah’s ninth baby in a line of children stretching back almost 20 years.

Sarah already has a 19-year-old daughter, a daughter of 16, a boy of 13, a girl of nine, a girl of eight, a boy of six, a boy of two and a boy aged 18 months.

Sarah, who is a full-time mother, said: “It’s fantastic to win the competition.

“I’m so proud of my baby Coby and I would like to thank all those who voted for him along the way.”