The first baby contest organized by City Harvest Church’s Nursery Ministry saw some tough (and adorable) competition.
It was the battle of the babes. In a sea of adorableness, only a handful would emerge the cutest of them all.
City Harvest Church’s Nursery Ministry held its first Best Dressed Easter Bunny/Egg Contest on Mar 28, and the competition saw 25 little tots vying for three top spots. Hosted by City Radio deejay Bernard Loh and CHC’s drama director Sandy Yeo, the contest was judged by CHC pastors Choong Tsih Ming, Audrey Ng and Eileen Toh.
The little contestants were dressed up in cute and creative costumes that bore the theme of “Easter Bunny/Easter Egg”. They were judged on three criteria: costume appeal (where mothers got to showcase their handiwork), camera appeal and audience popularity. The judges also took some time to interact and chat with the contestants.
After much deliberation, the judges reached their verdict. Co-founder of CHC Sun Ho awarded the top three prizes to the champion, 5-month-old Phoebe Haliem Hui Yi, first runner-up Danzel Koh, 17 months, and second runner-up, Zoe Anne Xie, 11 months.
A special prize was presented to Yuko Yin, the mother of 6-month-old Olivia Risako. Yin had made Risako’s costume from scratch by sewing pieces of fabric together; she even hand-made a bunny-ear headband!
Nursery supervisor, Shirley Yeo, or “Auntie Shirley” as she is affectionately called told City News how the contest came about.
“Sun encouraged us to reach out to the mothers in our church. More than doing home visitations or supporting the parents during service, we hope that we can help the mothers in our church experience love and care,” Yeo explained.
“We had a lot of fun with this contest and we have many more upcoming plans for the ministry such as dialogue and tea sessions, field trips, contests, activities, and even Bible study for the mothers. At these activities, our volunteers will be taking care of their babies so that the mothers can be fully involved and engaged in the activity itself. Because we know how it is to be a mother, we want to share their burdens and help them stay integrated instead of always feeling tired when they come to church. They must feel the love and care we have for them, we want them to know that they are not alone or forgotten,” she added.