‘Miracle’ baby wins PT Cute Kids 2014

Katie Coleman (6 months) with mum Vicki Coleman. Winner of the PT's Cute Kids photo competition EMN-140212-225802009
Katie Coleman (6 months) with mum Vicki Coleman. Winner of the PT's Cute Kids photo competition EMN-140212-225802009
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Katie Rose Coleman, who has just turned six months old, was voted as the winner of the PT Cute Kids 2014 competition by our readers.

Her mother, Vicki Coleman, who lives in Lombardy Drive, Dogsthorpe, was thrilled to be informed that her daughter had come out on top in the vote.

Katie Rose Coleman. Photo submitted

Katie Rose Coleman. Photo submitted

Hearing about the achievement was even more incredible for Vicki (29) who was told by doctors that having Katie Rose in the first place was unlikely.

“I’m over the moon at the award,” she said.

“She’s my absolute world, I was very lucky to have her. I had an illness and was told I might not be able to have children.

“She’s my little miracle.”

Addressing the Peterborough Telegraph readers, Vicki added: “Thank you to the readers, I’m really pleased that she won.

“It’s something to go out and celebrate.”

Vicki and husband Scott will receive a 20x16 picture canvas from Starlight Studios as the winning prize for their daughter being crowned the winner.

This year’s competition was launched in August with photographic sessions at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre which saw children being snapped.

Then in September, Peterborough Telegraph readers were given the chance to vote for their favourite child in the heats before entries were whittled down to crown the winning child.

Heats for the competition started in September when over a three week period all of the children’s photographs were published.

The children with the most votes were then placed into a top 20 before later being put in the top 10.

All photographs for the competition were taken by Starlight Studios.

Cute Kids 2014 was open to all children aged newborn to five years living within the paper’s catchment area.

Peterborough Telegraph editor Mark Edwards said: “We would like to thank all of the children who took part this year and their parents as well as the readers who took the time out to vote.

“The competition is always popular and we would like to thank Serpentine Green and Starlight Studios for making this all happen and all of our sponsors.

“I’m sure our readers will agree with me when I say it’s lovely to see how much this award means to Vicki and it’s really touching to hear her story.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s competition and seeing many more cute kids.”