Baby Of the Year 2017 with Ackermans - Meet Mrs Marty

Baby Of the Year 2017 with Ackermans

There’s always an added sense of excitement when asked to get involved in projects and initiatives back home in South Africa. Th latest one is particularly special having been asked to judge the Ackermans Baby of the Year (BOTY) Competition. Having recently become a mum myself, I am super excited to get the chance to work with a great team of familiar faces and giveaway such a great prize.

Established in 2011, the Ackermans’ Baby of the Year competition sees tens of thousands of entries every year! Aside from securing the sought-after title of ‘SA’s cutest baby’ the winning baby and his or her family also receive a host of exciting prizes, including an educational policy up to the value of R20 000, a tablet and data, educational toys and books, a year’s supply of nappies, and much more.

To be eligible for entry, babies must be aged between 0-24 months, and no older than 24 months by 30 September 2017 (competition closing date.) Parents/legal guardians need to visit, click on the ‘Baby of the Year’ tab, complete the required fields, and upload an image of their baby. Only one entry per baby is permitted.

Once the twelve finalists are announced, the public can vote for their favourite, and the winner will be announced on 1 December 2017.

Tanya Ruiters, Corporate Marketing Specialist at Ackermans, explains that celebrating children is important to the retailer.  “We believe in putting our customers at the heart of everything we do. Most of our customers are loving and hard-working moms, who sacrifice a lot for the benefit of their families, and are incredibly proud of their children.

“It’s important for us to add value to their lives by giving them a platform to celebrate the youngest generation of our land, together with other moms.”

For more information and full Terms & Conditions, visit

So, South Africa what are you waiting for? Enter your bub into this years competition and let’s see if we can give this year’s prize to you!

Enter here:

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your bub.