Can my child wear a costume?

Yes, your child may wear a costume. However, he or she will not be judged on the costume. The costume has no impact on the judging process.

How many times can my child enter the Healthy Baby Contest?

Each child may be entered in only one of the Healthy Baby Contest preliminary rounds. First-place Healthy Baby winners from previous contests are not eligible to participate again.

What if my child is ill on the day of the contest?

If your child is ill on September 7, the day of the first preliminary round, he or she will still be eligible to participate on September 14th or 21st, the second or third preliminary round. Be sure to contact the person listed on your child’s confirmation letter as soon as possible. Unfortunately, children who are ill on September 21 will not have another opportunity to compete in this year’s Healthy Baby Contest.

When will the finalists be announced?

Parents/guardians of the 60 finalists will be contacted on Sunday, September 22, between 6pm and 9pm by the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees. The child’s parent/guardian listed on their registration form will be called directly at the phone numbers listed. Be sure to indicate the phone number(s) where you can be reached on that specific day and time. If there is no answer on any of the phone numbers, a message will be left on the final phone number listed, instructing the parent to call Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii by Tuesday, September 24, 4pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to confirm inperson, their child’s selection and participation in the final round.

If the parent/guardian does not contact Meadow Gold and speak with the Healthy Baby Contest representative to confirm their child’s participation in the final round by 4pm HST on Tuesday, September 24, that child will be deemed ineligible for participation in the final round. An alternate finalist will then be determined, beginning with the contestant with the 61st-highest score.

Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii will contact the parent/guardian of the alternate finalist on Tuesday, September 24 (after 4pm). They must confirm their child’s participation in the final round by Wednesday, September 25, 4pm HST.

The confirmed 60 Finalist will be posted to the website on Wednesday, September 25 after 6pm.

The People’s Choice Category online photo contest winner will be announced Sunday, September 29 at the finals, held at Centertainment Stage 3rd Floor by Nordstrom.

When will the winner be announced?

All winners of the 60th Annual Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest will be announced on Sunday, September 29 at the final round at Centertainment Stage 3rd Floor by Nordstrom.

How will my child by judged?

Each child is judged according to the following categories: Physical Appearance, Healthiness, and Personality. Each category is rated on a 25-point scale, from excellent to poor.

How are the scores determined?

A team of independent accountants will calculate each judging sheet for each child to determine their average score.

What happens if there are ties between scores?

If there are tied scores, the child with the highest number of points in the Healthiness category will be declared the winner.

Who selects the judges?

Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii and the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees both invite judges to participate in the Healthy Baby Contest. Judges are volunteers selected based upon their expertise in the areas of children, health, nutrition, education or their community commitment and involvement.

What if I am not an Oahu resident?

The neighbor island Healthy Baby Contests are in conjunction with the county fairs, and dates for registration vary for the neighbor islands. Please check back for more information.

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