For the past eight years Star 94.1 has held its Star Baby Contest that gives San Diego babies (0-24 months) the chance to compete for a $2,000 grand prize. This year, 556 babies participated in the competition, which generated 70,000 votes during its three weeks of online voting. Today, the winners were announced with baby Malia in first place, baby Allan in second place, and baby Kaleo in third place.
The contest included two rounds of voting, the first round took place March 6-19, 2018 and included all of the babies who entered. The second round took place March 21-28, 2018 and included the fifty babies whose photo entries received the most votes in the first round of voting. At the completion of the second round of voting, the photographs of the five babies who received the most votes were reviewed by a panel of judges who scored each photo based on the baby's expression, the theme/setting of the photo and the quality of photo (lighting and clarity of image).
The first place winner Malia (and her parents) will receive $2,000 and the second and third place winners will receive gift certificates to the New Beginning Boutique at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, the sponsor of the 2018 Star Baby Contest.