Bonds Baby Search 2014 is coming!

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It’s coming! Bonds Baby Search 2014 is almost here… and here are all the details to get you prepped and ready for launch.

WHAT IS BONDS BABY SEARCH?

Bonds Baby Search was established in the spirit of celebrating all Aussie bubs. The competition gives Aussie parents and their tiny tots up to the age of 5, the opportunity to represent Bonds in 2014.

We’re especially looking for babies and toddlers with lots of character. Whether they’re cheeky, charming or cute we love to see a picture that brings out their personality.

What do they win?

The 15 little winners of the competition will receive:

  • The chance to be a part of the Summer 2014 Baby photographic campaign
  • Return flights and accommodation for the shoot (if needed)
  • A Bonds gift card to the value of $300
  • A framed photograph of the entered bub
When can I enter my bub?

Bonds Baby Search entries open: 18th February 2014 at 12pm

Where do I go for all things Baby Search?

Enter your bub and stay up-to-date on the comp at:

bonds.com.au/babysearch

More dates to diarise

Entries open: 18th Feb at 12pm
Entries close: 3rd March at 4pm

Voting opens: 4th March at 12:01am
Voting closes: 25th March at 12pm

Shortlist announced: 27th March
Winners announced: 2nd April

What are the entry categories?

To be eligible to enter your bub, they need to be slotted in to any of these categories:

  1. Babies aged from newborn to 9 months
  2. Babies aged from newborn to 9 months wearing a Bonds Zip or Classic Wondersuit
  3. Children aged above 9 months but less than 3 years
  4. Children aged above 9 months but less than 3 years wearing a Bonds Zip or Classic Wondersuit
  5. Children aged 3 years to less than 5 years
Good to know:
  • You can enter multiple bubs in each category
  • One entry per bub only
  • You’ll receive a 40% off discount code to spend on anything at Bonds online when you enter a bub. Score!
And what are the winner categories?
There will be 10 BONDS CHOICE AWARDS – decided by the Bonds judges.
  • One winner per category (totalling 5 winners)
  • One Multiple Birth Bubs winner per category (up to 5 winners)

And you, your friends and family will be able to vote on the 5 PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS with a result of one winner per category.

All details and terms and conditions will be on the Bonds Baby Search site on launch day.

Don’t forget the Baby Search site is here: bonds.com.au/babysearch

And for all things young and cuddly, like our Facebook Bumps and Baby page.

And if you are still feeling a little lost or have any questions please feel free to comment below. 

353 Comments

  1. June Eade

    Hi team
    Thank you for the above info. However I am wondering how can I enter my bub?

    Pls kindly advise, thank you

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi June, as mentioned in the blog you can enter on Feb 18th at http://www.bonds.com.au/babysearch. You will need to register with a photo – all will be clear once registration is open. Bonds x

      • Caroline Machete

        Hi there I was just wondering if the zip wonder suit is allowed in the competition
        Thank you

        • The Bonds Team

          Hi Caroline, yes of course and if you want bub to enter the Wondersuit category it needs to be worn. Bonds x

    • Lauren

      hi, just wondering if I can enter my twins in the multiple category together and then individually in the other categories? thanks

      • The Bonds Team

        Hi Lauren, no bubs can only be entered once. So you need to enter as multiple births in one pic or separately. Bonds x

  2. Charntell

    Hi,

    Just wanted to know should bub be wearing bonds clothing, or can they be wearing any clothing in the photo. Obviously the wonder suit category is required. If so, will they be judged the same as a bub wearing all bonds. Thanks so much
    Charntell xx

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Charntell, yes the Wondersuit category is back again this yeah – so to be eligible for that bub must be visibly wearing a Bonds Wondersuit. For all other categories bub does not have to be wearing Bonds and all bubs will be judge equally by our Bonds team regards of outfit or brand. Bonds x

  3. Jacoba

    How recent does the photo have to be?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jacoba, as recent as possible. There is likely to be a rule on this in the official T&Cs when they are released. Bonds X

  4. Sarah

    Just wondering can i enter a photo of my twin boys both together in a photo? thanks Sarah :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Sarah, great news – this is the first year we are asking multiple birth bubs to enter in the same photo, which means you enter your multiple birth bubs as one. And if they win they will both win (but will only count as one bub in the final numbers, so you never know there might be more than 15 winners). Bonds x

  5. Karen

    Hello. Can the babies be entered in more than 1 category, ie. the wondersuit one AND the under 9 months one?
    Thanks
    Karen

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Karen, yes they can, but you can only enter with one photo. So you would need to enter bub in a Bonds Wondersuit and then they would be eligible for both. Bonds x

  6. Rachel

    Hi I am just wanting to know my son will be 9months old on the 7th march so do I still enter him in the newborn to 9month olds or the 9 months and older thanks for your help

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, all you need to do is enter your son’s birthday when you register and it will automatically put them in the correct category. Bonds x

  7. Alison

    Just to make sure I read correctly. My lo is 7 months old can I enter her in both under 9 month categories or only one?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Alison, you don’t need to worry about the age category – this will be automatically applied when you enter their birthday. If you would like your bub to be eligible for the Bonds Wondersuit category too they will need to be visibly wearing a Bonds Wondersuit. And you can only enter with one photo. Bonds x

  8. Sarah

    Is this going to be a facebook voting type competition. I’ve found these to be a bit rigged (not sure how they do it!)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Sarah, the comp is run on bonds.com.au not Facebook. People choice will be based on votes from the website and Bonds choice will be judged (from the photos registered) here in Bonds HQ Melbourne. Bonds x

  9. Marcia I

    What are the requirements/rules for the photos? Thanks,

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Marcia, all will be very clear when registering and registration is open for 12 days. We will also be putting up a photo tips blog post. Bonds x

  10. Carol

    Will your server be able to cope this year with the number of entries?

    It didn’t last year. I was unable to load picture up of my little one as the server was bombing out with “server unavailable…”

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Carol, sorry to hear that. Yes we have done all we can to make it a smoother process this year. It is a very popular competition. Bonds x

  11. Penni

    Hi Bonds,
    Once we have entered our photo/s do they become the property of Bonds? Meaning the company is able to use/replicate/distribute the entrants photo however the company sees fit? And if yes, do the photos then fall under Bonds copyright laws so that members of the public/or companies not affiliated with Bonds can not use/replicate/distribute our children’s pictures? Thanks.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Penni,

      Thanks for your query. Our terms of entry do provide that your entry becomes the property of Bonds – however that does not give us ownership of your photos. The photo will appear in the online competition gallery throughout the promotion and we may also use any entered photographs for the purposes of promoting this competition – but only in a reasonable and reputable manner. We don’t otherwise obtain any rights to use/replicate/distribute an entrant’s photo and as you retain copyright in the photo, members of the public and other companies cannot use/replicate/distribute your children’s pictures. Please note that there is a social share function on the photos so that people can share and encourage votes on their social channels.

      Bonds x

  12. Anita

    How long is the comp open for? example a week, a day etc

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Anita, registration is open for 12 days. Bonds x

  13. Tracey

    Hi Bonds,

    When you say the bub has to be visibly wearing a Wondersuit does that mean the logo should be visible?
    Thanks! :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Tracey, correct and all these points will be clearly stated in full when the comp opens :) Bonds x

  14. Pip

    I may have read this incorrectly, can I enter my baby in both the bonds wondersuit under 9 months, AND the under 9 months category?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Pip, correct – but you can only enter one photo and to be eligible for the Bonds Wondersuit category your bub must be in a Bonds Wondersuit. Bonds x

  15. Suzy

    Hi!
    Can I enter my bub from NZ?
    He is super cute and owns multiple wonder suits! :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Suzy, Aussie bub’s only unfortunately. Bonds x

  16. Trevor

    Hi Bonds Team

    I says on your website that people can enter into the bubs competition on the 18th Feb, I’ve registered. Could you please explain how I can enter a pic of my little one and what does she have to be wearing to be accepted.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Trevor,

      You may have signed up to our website – Bonds Baby Search registration is not open until Feb 18. It will be very clear once registration is open how to upload a photo and put in all your bubs details.

      Bonds x

  17. Maya

    Hi Bonds

    Very excited about the comp and also going to enter my lil 8 month old smiley boy! But I’m just wondering how do you vote ? Is there voting panel or is it like some of the other fb comps where others can like ur photo?
    Thanks!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Maya,

      There will be 10 BONDS CHOICE AWARDS – decided by the Bonds judges.

      And you, your friends and family will be able to vote on the 5 PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS with a result of one winner per category – this is by clicking on the bub photo on the website.

      Bonds x

  18. CHRIS

    I’m guessing bub must be ‘alone’ in the photo, i.e., no one else in the background, holding them etc ? We have some cute pictures, but often daddy’s legs are visible!!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Chris, yes that is correct the bub must be alone in the photo. Bonds x

  19. Heidi

    So the bonds coveralls don’t count or just wonder suits?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Heidi, Bonds Wondersuit for the Bonds Wondersuit category:) Bonds x

  20. rini

    If bub is 9 months would she be entered as 9mnths-3yrs?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rini, you don’t need to worry too much about the age category, you just enter the bubs age and it will autonomically place them in the correct category. Bonds x

  21. Rhiannon

    I have a Bonds wondersuit that has been tye-died, can i still use that?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rhiannon, that sounds fun! No worries, just so long as you can see the Bonds Wondersuit logo :) – Bonds x

  22. Amber

    Hi bonds
    Was just wondering will it say what you’s are looking for in the photo when entring just have to many to choose from so hard hehe :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Amber, we do have a photo tip section – so you can check that out on Monday. It will be on our blog and on the website when it’s open. Bonds x

  23. Debbie

    Can my bub wear one of her zip stretchy wondersuits that we bought a few weeks ago? Or do we need to purchase a new one with the most current design to be able to enter the wondersuit category? Thanks :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Debbie, that is absolutely perfect you don’t need to buy a new one. Bonds x

  24. Fe

    I don’t have a wondersuit for my 6 month old, how much is it to buy one and what do they look like? Also can we vote for our own child?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Fe, you don’t need a Bonds Wondersuit unless you want to enter them into the Wondersuit category. Bubs don’t need to be wearing Bonds to enter. And yes you can vote for your own child – but just the once :) Bonds x

  25. Louwana

    Hi Bonds, super excited about the comp. I’m guessing it may be in your T&Cs and other tips once it opens on Feb 18th, but thought I would ask just in case… Does the photo have to be from an actual camera or will the resolution and quality be sufficient from an iPhone? Thanks heaps! :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Louwana, an iphone is fine – keep an eye out for our photo tips too – they will be on the website and the blog. Bonds x

  26. tanya

    Hi my baby is currently 9 months but her corrected age is 8 months as she was a month early which age group should I put her in the newborn to 9 months cause of her been a premmie or the 9 months to 3 years thanx

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Tanya, you don’t need to worry – just enter your bubs birthday and it will automatically place them in the right category. Bonds x

  27. Jade

    Hello, when does judging begin? The website opens Monday is there then a certain time frame for photos to be submitted then judging? Or as of Monday photos can be submitted and judging/voting begins? Wondering because I’d love to read photo tips however I’d hate to waste voting time.
    Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jade, Registration is from 18 Feb – 3 March. Voting opens on the 4 March until 25 March. And the Bonds judging will occur from the 3rd March – once registration is closed. Bonds x

  28. Erin

    Hi just wondering how and where do we send the photo of our little bub?

    • The Bonds Team

      HI Erin, once it’s open you register at bonds.com.au/babysearch with a photo of bub. Bonds x

  29. Jessica

    Can you enter a collage of the child with about 4 clear pictures

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jessica, no just the one clear photo. Bonds x

  30. Patty

    Hi Bonds,
    Regarding to Aussie bub, Aussie parents, the Aussie citizenship has been granted to us, but our daughter was born here so she is Aussie by birth. Can she be in this competition? Also, can I register and upload her photo via mobile? Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Petty, if you are Australian residences your bub can enter. And yes you can enter and upload via your mobile. Bonds x

  31. Laura

    Hi Bonds Team,

    Can you please let me know if the photograph we use has to have bub sitting up or can they be on the floor (on there tummy).
    Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Laura,

      Bub can be in any position, so long as they are safe. Bonds x

  32. Rachel

    Hello, just wondering if this is the kind of comp where you/friends/family can vote for your picture once a day or just once in total? And just say I have voted for my bub, can I vote for a friends baby or is it one vote per account? Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, friends, family and you can vote on as many babies as you like (including your own) – but only once during the whole comp. Bonds x

  33. kayla

    Hi just wondering if my son is 15 month’s old is he to old to enter and if he can enter does he need to be wearing bonds clothes? Hope he can enter.Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Kayla, the age is 0 to 5 years so yes your son can enter and no he doesn’t need to be wearing Bonds. Bonds x

  34. jax

    Hi there Bonds. Does the photo need to be a home camera shot or can we use ones taken professionally and if Bonds will judge differently in regards to the pictures.
    Also can the one photo be a collage of 2 or 3 photos wearing the same outfit but different poses?

    Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jax, we ask that you don’t use professional photos – keep an eye out for our photo tips page, it will be on the website and the blog. And only one clear photo can be submitted (no collages). Bonds x

  35. Amanda

    Hi,
    Just wondering whether I am able to put a small headband on my daughter when entering her in the Wondersuit category?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Amanda, yes you can but a tip from us is not to use hats not headbands. Bonds x

  36. Caitlin

    Hi,
    Is a Wonder Bundle eligible for the Wondersuit entry or only the Wondersuit’s with legs?

    Thanks Caitlin

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Caitlin, best to enter with a Wondersuit. Thank you. Bonds x

  37. Rich

    Hello
    Just want to know is this contest open for Aussie? Or other nationalities as well staying in Australia??
    Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rich, you must be an Australian resident to enter. Bonds x

  38. Kerry

    Hello,
    Are you allowed to use a professional photo companies photo? ie Picture Perfect Photographic Studios.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Kerry, we ask that you don’t use professional photography – keep an eye out for our photo tips page on bonds.com.au/babysearch and the blog. Bonds x

  39. Marilyn

    Hi Bonds,
    Looks like the bonds bubs don’t actually get any money for the shoot?? Is that right?
    Marilyn

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Mariln,

      As per the post above. :)

      WHAT DO THEY WIN?

      The 15 little winners of the competition will receive:

      The chance to be a part of the Summer 2014 Baby photographic campaign
      Return flights and accommodation for the shoot (if needed)
      A Bonds gift card to the value of $300
      A framed photograph of the entered bub

      Bonds x

      • Hui

        Hi, do we get paid when the winner baby participates in the Bonds 2014 ad campaign or the baby search photo shoot? Or the $309 gift voucher is the only prize money in this comp? Thanks

  40. Bobbi

    Hi I’m just wondering if you have set a limit to how many enteries you are receiving? Like if I’m not able to upload a photo right on opening will I miss out on entering or are you receiving unlimited enteries?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Bobbi, we don’t limit entries but it is a popular competition – we have allowed 12 days to enter, so we hope that gives anyone a chance to register, even if it gets really busy. Bonds x

  41. Aarti

    Do I have to enter with my bub’s full name as on birth certificate, or can I enter him with his nick name

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Aarti, that is fine :) Bonds x

  42. Ive

    Hi,
    I’d like to enter my baby into the wondersuit category but the zip wondersuit i’ve got its two sizes bigger. (As I bough it for the winter). Is it ok if my baby wears it? its not snug and tight yet though :-(

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Ive, no problem at all. Bonds x

  43. Tia

    Hi bonds teams , was just wondering, both my 13week twin boys have both their ears pierced, could that be a downfall? Thankyou

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Tia, every Aussie bub from 0 – 5 years can enter Bonds Baby Search! Your twin boys can enter this year in the same pic. Bonds x

  44. Angela

    Just wondering how the winners are chosen.
    Is the winner from one category determined by the the public and a bonds panel? Or if separately are their two different winners for the same category?

    Because if the winners are based on public choice, I’ve seen a lot of competition entrants having unfair voting tactics (as you can imagine…)

    Really keen to find out because I will only enter my little girl if an official panel will determine the winners.

    Kind regards

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Angela,

      There will be 10 BONDS CHOICE AWARDS – decided by the Bonds judges.
      One winner per category (totalling 5 winners)
      One Multiple Birth Bubs winner per category (up to 5 winners)
      And you, your friends and family will be able to vote on the 5 PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS with a result of one winner per category. And we do everything we can to ensure the votes are legitimate and fair.

      Bonds x

  45. Winnie

    Hi,
    This is exciting! I have a pair of twins, can I enter under the multiple birth category and also the individual category? Some of the photos for single baby are also very cute. Decision decision decision!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Winnie, you can only enter the bubs once. Bonds x

  46. Michelle

    Hi. If I submit my twins in one photo can I also enter them separately?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Michelle, no they can only enter once. Bonds x

  47. Renee

    Hey, just wondering if with the 2 categories under 9months obviously bub has to be in a bonds wonder suit but for the category with bub can wear whatever can bub be wearing sunnies in this picture or do use want to be able to see eyes and if his in his walker is that ok or do they need to be sitting or… Are props aloud ?? Thanks :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Renee, a clear picture of their face best, so we can see all of bub. Props and pushchairs are fine – so long as they don’t block the face. Bonds Wondersuit only has to be worn if you want them to be eligible for the Wondersuit category. Bonds x

  48. Silky

    Hi there,

    Do the photos have to be colour? If they have a Sepia effect do they get judged fairly to the other ‘coloured’ photos?

    Thanks, Silky

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Silky, the photos do not have to be in colour. Best to check out our photo tips page, which will be on the blog and on bonds.com.au/babysearch once the comp is open tomorrow. Bonds x

  49. Jeanna

    hi
    my daughter has a wondersuit that has a zipper is this allowed. on the material it says wondersuit. thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jeanna, yes of course – any Bonds Wondersuit is accepted :) Bonds x

  50. Rachel

    Am I able to enter my son in both the individual comp and wondersuit comp on separate days or do both registrations need to be done at the same time?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, you can only enter your son once, with one photo – if you enter him with a Bonds Wondersuit on, he is eligible for both. Bonds x

  51. Jennie

    I have identical twins, do I have to enter them separately?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jennie, we are very happy to announce this year you can enter multiple birth bubs in one photo. And they are eligible to win together :) Bonds x

  52. Mel

    Hi there, when is the winning shoot likely to be scheduled?
    Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Mel, this is usually a few weeks after the winners are announced, which is on the 2 April. Bonds x

  53. Danielle

    I’m not sure what category to put little one in. She’ll be 10 months on the 19th, a day after entries are being taken. Should I just put her in the category for Children aged above 9 months but less than 3 years in this case?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Danielle, you don’t need to worry, just enter bubs birthday and they will be automatically placed in the right category. Bonds x

  54. Patty

    Hi Bonds,
    Will the photo have to show the whole face and body? Is it ok if part of forehead or chin or cheek missing? Will be ok for funny face photo or need to be super perfect cute?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Patty, a clear pic of the face is best – check out the photo tips section that will on the blog and bonds.com.au/babysearch from midday tomorrow. Bonds x

  55. Elisa

    Hi just wondering in the wonder suit category does it have to be a full body photo or can it’s be half body with the logo showing . Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Elisa, half body with the logo showing is fine :) Bonds x

  56. Michelle smith

    Hi,
    I see you can enter on the 18th of feb till 3rd of march how does the work with votes will you be choosing babies to go to the “voting” level or once we have entered can we get friends & family to vote?
    Thank you & looking forward to hearing back from you :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Michelle, voting opens on the the 4th of March for all bubs entered. Bonds x

  57. nicole

    hi bonds team i was just wondering if its fine to enter a photo where its a side profile of my child? you can still see their face clearly from a side view though

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Nicole, side profile is fine, so long as it’s a clear picture. Bonds x

  58. Emili

    Hi,

    Was wondering if winners are chosen on “highest number of votes” only? As I don’t have alot of family, etc that connect online.

    Thanks!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Emily,

      Here are the categories:
      There will be 10 BONDS CHOICE AWARDS – decided by the Bonds judges.
      One winner per category (totalling 5 winners)
      One Multiple Birth Bubs winner per category (up to 5 winners)
      And you, your friends and family will be able to vote on the 5 PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS with a result of one winner per category.

      Bonds x

  59. hannah

    hi I was just wondering if people from countries can vote or is it only Australian voters allowed?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Hannah,

      Yes people from other Countries can vote. :)

      Bonds x

  60. Tyla

    Hi Bonds, can the photo be just of his face or full body? Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Tyla,

      The photo can be just of bubs face. See our photo tips section on the website and blog at midday once open.

      Bonds x

  61. Jade

    Hi Bonds team,
    I’m struggling to get a clear photo of the wondersuit logo that my son is wearing. Does it have to be seen to enter that category?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jade,

      Yes you do need to see the logo of the Wondersuit in the photo. Bonds x

  62. Alice

    Once a photo is sent are you able to change your mind / photo? Or can you only submit once?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Alice,

      Yes you can change your mind and edit your entry, but make sure you do it well before the closing time and day (3rd March 4pm). Bonds x

  63. hi bonds

    hi Bonds – I just wondering my baby have to wear bond zip or bond wondersuite only in this competition, could you please let me know. So in this competition the kids only wear bonds zip or bonds wonder suite only no other clothes is that right. just I having my daughter photo shoot few days back but she not wearing bonds products can I post that photo for bonds competition or I need to taken another 1 with bonds products.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi, no your bub does not have to be wearing Bonds, only if you want them to enter either of these categories:
      - Babies aged from newborn to 9 months wearing a Bonds Zip or Classic Wondersuit
      - Children aged above 9 months but less than 3 years wearing a Bonds Zip or Classic Wondersuit
      Bonds x

  64. pearl

    hi Bonds – I just wondering my baby have to wear bond zip or bond wondersuite only in this competition, could you please let me know. So in this competition the kids only wear bonds zip or bonds wonder suite only no other clothes is that right. just I having my daughter photo shoot few days back but she not wearing bonds products can I post that photo for bonds competition or I need to taken another 1 with bonds products.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Pearl, no your bub does not have to be wearing Bonds, only if you want them to enter either of these categories:
      - Babies aged from newborn to 9 months wearing a Bonds Zip or Classic Wondersuit
      - Children aged above 9 months but less than 3 years wearing a Bonds Zip or Classic Wondersuit
      Bonds x

  65. Diana Scalici

    Hi Bonds Team

    Just wondering about category selection, I have a 8.5 month old would I enter newborn to 9 month old or the 9 month + category, by the time the competition closes he would be over 9 months old.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Diana, you don’t need to worry about the age categories, just enter their birthday and it will atomically enter them in the right category.
      Bonds x

  66. Mel

    Hi Bonds
    How do the parents know when their bub has won, will there be an email sent to them or do they have to keep checking the website?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Mel,
      When you register your bub you will also give us your contact details – so we will be able to contact the winners :)
      Bonds x

  67. Bec

    Hi Bonds,
    Just wondering can the photo be an Instagram photo?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Bec,

      Yes Instagram is fine – it needs to be a clear photo of bubs face. See our photo tips once the site is live at midday (will be on bonds.com.au/babysearch and the blog). Bonds x

  68. Jasmine

    If i wanted to enter my baby in both catorgorys the bonds wonder suit one and just the normal one, do i have to submit only the same photo for both or can it be two seperate photos one in the wonder suit and one in normal clothes?
    Thanks :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jasmine, you are only able to submit the one photo, so if you wanted to be eligible for both categories you would need to submit a photo in the Bonds Wondersuit. Bonds x

  69. chezna

    Hello bonds teams,
    I was wondering that bubs are selected through voting or by bonds team n if voting is the criteria then who all are eligible for the voting, is voting applicable only for Aussie or overseas family freinds can also vote.i mean how does this work.
    Thank you

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Chezna,
      There will be 10 BONDS CHOICE AWARDS – decided by the Bonds judges.
      One winner per category (totalling 5 winners)
      One Multiple Birth Bubs winner per category (up to 5 winners)
      And you, your friends and family will be able to vote on the 5 PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS with a result of one winner per category.
      Aussie bubs only can enter but anywhere in the world can vote.
      Bonds x

  70. Teyarna

    Hi I was wondering am I able to enter all three of my children? I have a set of twins and a three year old boy.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Teyarna, yes if all of your children are under 5 they can enter :) Bonds x

  71. Shane

    Hi. Our bub will be 9 months and 1 week if I am not mistaken at time the comp opens. Her birthdate was 22/5/13. Can you please confirm that she will be eligible for newborn to 9months? Or will she need to move up into the next category? Thanks… I want to enter her ASAP once I find out

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Shane, you don’t need to worry too much about the age categories, just enter their birthday and it will atomically put them in the right category. Bonds x

  72. Victoria

    Does the wondersuit have to be the latest colours/style? I bought a “classic” in apple green for my first son in 2011 which he never wore but we are now using it for our second son.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Victoria, no it can be any Bonds Wondersuit, old or new. Bonds x

  73. Leanne

    Does the full label reading Wondersuit need to be visible?? I have a great photo but you can only see the ‘ Wonde’ part of the word?? Thanks!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Leanne, it just needs to be clearly visible, hard to say but I think that would be accepted. Bonds x

  74. Jasmine

    Do you have to have the wonder suit logo showing in photo?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jasmine, yes the Bonds Wondersuit logo needs to be clearly visible. Bonds x

  75. rhonda

    Am I allowed to upload a pic of bub in just a nappy or tutu or does she have to be fully clothed..?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rhonda,
      Bub has to be wearing a least a nappy, so a nappy and a tutu would be accepted. Bonds x

  76. Malvika

    Hi Bonds Team,
    My princess is 2.5 year old and she is pretty tall, I want her to be in the bonds wondersuit/zip category but I think she wont fit into it. I am also aware that she could also be wearing anything apart from bonds brand, so I am a bit stuck here on what to choose. Please help!
    Thanx

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Malvika, to be eligible for the Wondersuit catagory bub must be wearing a Wondersuit – so it’s really up to if you want to submit a photo in a Bonds Wondersuit or just go with other clothes. Bonds x

  77. Clare

    How many babies are usually entered into each category?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Clare, overall last year we have 65,000 bubs enter, sorry we don’t know the category breakdown. Bonds x

  78. Carly

    Hi can you enter bub in both categories? If so where do you enter for the wondersuit comp? Do you have more chance if you enter in both?
    Thanks. :)

  79. Rachel

    Sorry I know I have already asked but I just entered my son it has put him in the 10-36month olds but he will not be 10months till the 7th April just won’t to make sure he has gone into the right age group

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, yes that is correct, as when the winning bubs will be shot he will be 10 months old. Good luck. Bonds x

  80. Rachel

    Also will we get a link for people to go onto to vote and when will I be able to see my son in the search

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, voting opens on March 4 and yes you will be able to share a link to encourage votes. Bonds x

  81. Neli

    Hi’ team Bonds I just wondering to register My Child Max he’s 1 year old. what category I should Enter?… And Can I use he’s old photos. thank’s for your answer.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Neil, yes you can enter – just enter bubs birthday and they will be put in the right category.

      HOW RECENT DOES MY PICTURE NEED TO BE? We like to see what your baby looks like now, so the more recent the photo the better. We may request further images of your baby should you make the shortlist. See the terms & conditions for more info. – See more at: http://www.bonds.com.au/babysearch/page/index/b/faq#sthash.aMVfhHMJ.dpuf

      Bonds x

  82. Kristie

    I was reading through the Terms and Conditions and it said that you can’t ask for votes on third party websites. It appears though that Facebook is not prohibited? So we can ask our friends on Facebook to vote for our baby?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Kristie, you can definitely share you bub on FB with a link (that is provide) to ask your friends and family to vote when voting opens on the 4th March. There are 3rd party websites that can be set up where people can ask mass groups for votes off people they don’t know – this is not allowed. Hope that makes sense. Bonds x

      • Kristie

        Yes that makes sense, thank you for clarifying.

  83. Carly

    Where do I enter for the wondersuit comp? Can you enter both
    thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Carly, if you would like bub to enter the Wondersuit category (age 3 and under), they need to be dressed in a Bonds Wondersuit and you need to tick the box for that category when registering. Bonds x

  84. Carly

    Where do I enter for the wondersuit comp? Can you enter both
    thanks
    P.s my answer is not in the frequalty asked questions
    Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Carly, you enter as normal, make sure bub is in a Bonds Wondersuit and tick the wwndersuit category option. Bonds x

  85. CASS

    Wondering, you say they have to be an Australian Resident, my husband and I are both from New Zealand (bub is born in Australia) however we live (for over 8 years) and are both Australian Residents for tax purposes, are we still able to enter bub? Thanks in advance

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Cass, if you live in Australia and are recognised as Australian residence then bub is fine to enter. Bonds x

  86. Cassy

    Hi BONDS team
    My daughter did a shoot for BONDS in Oct last year but to date we have not seen any of the images taken and I’m not sure if they will be used. Is she able to enter?

    Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Cassy, Unfortunately if your child has been a Bonds model you are not able to enter. Bonds x

  87. Rachel

    Thank you for your help and good luck to everyone and there bubs

  88. crystal

    Hey,
    Two questions,
    Would I be able to use a picture with my baby’s face or would you prefer a full body shot? (Not the wondersuit)
    Also is it judged by people as I don’t have many people who could vote and probably wouldn’t actually get many votes or is it judge by a bonds panel?
    Crystal :)

  89. Elisa

    Hi I was just trying to upload photo and the selected format is in landscape therefore cutting my photo in half . Is there a way to put a landscape photo up

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Elisa, you upload the photo and can crop with the cropping tool – that is the only option available. If you would like some more guidance best to contact customer service on 1800 054 321 (between 8:00am – 5.30pm AEDT Monday – Friday) or email bondsbabysearch@pacbrands.com.au Bonds x

  90. Dana

    Hey, what time does the competition open?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Dana, it’s live and open at bonds.com.au/babysearch. Bonds x

  91. Lena

    Where do we vote from? And how?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Lena, voting opens on March 4, you will on the website bonds.com.au/babysearch. Bonds x

  92. Dana

    It’s not letting me upload my photo, I’m using my phone does that matter?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Dana, sorry to hear that, it shouldn’t affect it – you may need to contact customer service on 1800 054 321 (between 8:00am – 5.30pm AEDT Monday – Friday) or email bondsbabysearch@pacbrands.com.au and they can help. Bonds x

  93. Jasmine

    just wondering i entered both my nephews and only one has been accepted the other still says submitted but i done them at the same time. is that normal? how long does it take to accept or hear back if they are rejected?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jasmine, firstly just need to check you have their parents permission to enter the kids. And yes don’t worry it may take up to 24 hours to be approved – depends on how busy the category is and the team approving them. Bonds x

      • Jasmine

        hi yes my sister made the account i just uploaded and am watching doing everything for her. definetly have permisson :) thanks for your help

        • The Bonds Team

          No worries – thank you for confirming. Bonds x

  94. Patty

    I cannot change month and year when trying to register my child via mobile. Also, I have the same problem with previous comment about the photo.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Patty, sorry to hear that. You may need to contact customer service on 1800 054 321 (between 8:00am – 5.30pm AEDT Monday – Friday) or email bondsbabysearch@pacbrands.com.au and they can help. Bonds x

  95. Dusty

    Do we have to use bub’s real name, or can we put a screen name?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Dusty, this is fine. Bonds x

  96. Patty

    Hi Bonds, it works now! Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Fantastic, that is great to hear. Bonds x

  97. MA

    Hello,

    I entered my baby into the comp at 12:30 today and are unable to do a search on his name. How long does it take until my entry is published? Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi MA, please allow up to 24 hours. Bonds x

  98. Lisa D

    Hi Bonds Team, can you tell me if people outside of Australia are eligible to vote? thanks :-)

    • The Bonds Team

      HI Lisa,

      Yes people outside of Australia can vote.

      Bonds x

  99. Beth

    Hi I have some nice pics of my son wearing a grey wondersuit, it says wondersuit on the front but as the writing is in grey as well you can’t really read it. Would this still be able to go in the wondersuit category or not?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Beth, thats sounds fine, they guys have a good eye for a Wondersuit ;) Bonds x

  100. Jess T

    Hi,
    I was just wondering i entered my daughter into 0-9month olds and i logged out of my account and now it is saying my email is incorrect. Is someone able to contact me to help sort this out. Thanks :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jess, sorry to hear that. You will need to contact customer service during work hours on: 1800 054 321 (between 8:00am – 5.30pm AEDT Monday – Friday) or email bondsbabysearch@pacbrands.com.au and they can help. Bonds x

  101. pearl

    hi bond I just submit my daughter photo but she not wearing bonds wondersuite is that ok…I want to ask can I also post 1 more photo of my daughter wearing bonds wondersuite is that possible. could you please let me know about this matter. thank

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Pearl, you can only upload one photo and if you want to be eligible for the Wondersuit category bub must be wearing a Wondersuit with the logo showing. The team may have manually removed you from this category to approve your entry. You are able to edit and change your registration details and photo during the registration phase. Bonds x

  102. Dusty

    Can we withdraw bubs after they have been entered in the contest if we change our mind?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Dusty, yes you can change and delete you entry. Bonds x

  103. Leigh

    Hi in regards to the age requirements, is it based on what the child’s age is when entries close?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Leigh, you don’t need to worry to much about the categories, when you enter bubs birthday it will automatically put you in the right category. Bonds x

  104. Brent

    Hi, trying to upload a photo, can get the photo online but doesn’t let you resize to get the exact area of the photo we want. Trying to crop baby’s head and upper body but using mouse to push cropping square out, it stops once it reaches the sides and can’t be moved lower, so basically we have a small square area to publish which is silly. Why is this?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Brent, sorry you are not happy with the size – this is set and the same for everyone. But I will pass on your feedback to the tech team. Bonds x

  105. Yuanlin

    Hi there,

    Could you please let me know how our family and friends can vote on the 5 PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARDS? Thanks!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Yuanlin, voting opens on March 4 and friends and family can vote on your bub entry on the website. Bonds x

  106. Katy

    I am in the Netherlands at the moment. My son and I are are both Australian. When would we be needed for the photo shoot in Sydney? Are we eligible to enter? Call me biased but he’s just so darn gorgeous I reckon he could win. ;)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Katy, so long as you and bub are Australian residence with an Aussie address you can enter. The competition winners are announced on April 2nd 2014. Bonds x

  107. pearl

    hi bond I did 2 entry for my girl the 1st one on the 18th I put under normal clothes. but today my friends say I can entry more than one I somehow entry 1 more photo of my girl under wondersuite on 19th fed just want to know this will affected my 1st photo becoz its already on public view could you please lets me know…and what should I do now ..in my bond login have 2 entry of my girl with 2 different photo 1 normal clothes and 1 for wondersuite

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Pearl, you can only enter bub once – so you will need to pick your fave entry and delete the other. We have a team of people moderating this, so they may have pick up on your multiple entry and declined the second. Bonds x

  108. ivana

    how do we share our entires on facebook

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Ivana, once voting opens on March 4th you can share your bubs via email and social media with a link – you will see the icons on their entry :) Bonds x

  109. Lisa

    hey just wondering how to access the 40% off sale after entering our bubs! just did a huge shop for my little man but the clothing doesnt seem to be 40% maybe only 20% ??

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Lisa, you will receive an email with your entry approval and your coupon code, please allow up to 24 hours to receive this. Bonds x

  110. Adz

    Hi Bonds
    can i enter my bub in both the normal category and then in the wondersuite category?

    thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Adz, your bub will be eligible for both categories if you upload an image of them wearing the Bonds Wondersuit clearly and you tick the Wondersuit Category. Bonds x

  111. Karin

    How long does it usually take to have the application approved? I sent my sons in this morning and I haven’t received the email to say whether or not the entry was approved?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Karin, please allow up to 24 hours for your approval email. Bonds x

  112. Gemma

    Hi Bonds,
    For the Wondersuit category, does the full logo have to be visible on the suit? I have a nice photo of my daughter but because of the way she’s sitting you can only see the first half of the logo. Thanks! :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Gemma, it need to be clearly visible, but the team is very good at spotting a Wondsersuit – so it should get through. Bonds x

  113. Lauren

    I have my bubs in a light pink zipper but the pink logo on it is very hard to see and I really want to enter this category. U can see it but its not bright. Also I have a full shot of my bub and it won’t accept it as wants it cropped which only includes face. Can I submit it sideways and can you turn it back ?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Lauren, the logo does need to be visible but the team is very good at spotting a Wondersuit – so it should be fine :) Bonds x

  114. Lauren

    TIA

  115. Frankie

    Hi. I took a photo of my baby wearing the wondersuit, but when I went to enter it said that the photo have to show the logo clearly. Is that a must or is the wondersuit enough?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Frankie, the logo does need to be clearly visible but if it is very obviously a Bonds Wondersuit it should be fine. Bonds x

  116. Rachel

    How are the 5 people’s choice winners decided? The 5 with the highest amount of votes? Also, I saw above a lady ask about the t&c’s regarding 3rd party websites, how is this monitored?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, the People’s Choice is based on votes – yes the 5 with the highest votes (voting opens March 4). We have a tech team monitoring votes and reviewing authenticity. Bonds x

  117. Tania

    Hi bonds,
    Can my son Yareed enter this competition as he has already done the ad for bonds baby charch 2014?
    Thanks.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Tania, sorry if your bub has already modelled for Bonds they can not enter. Bonds x

  118. Dana S

    Why is landscape be used to display imaged over portrait? This was never mentioned so all my photo’s are in portrait, will this effect my entry if I upload the image sideways?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Dana, sorry to hear you are not happy with the image size. The cropping box is based on a 4:3 aspect ratio and it needs to be a standard size across the site for the thumbnails & larger images. It also matches the social networks and the like that required the 4:3 aspect ratio. Hope that makes sense. Bonds x

  119. Vicki

    Hi, can my baby wear a hat in the photo or is that not a good idea?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Vicki, the clearest photo of bubs face is the best option. Bonds x

      • Vicki

        Ok, even though she’s wearing a hat in the photo you can still see a clear view of her face. The hat does not cover her face, just most of her hair. I hope that’s ok.

        • The Bonds Team

          Hi Vicki, that sounds fine – good luck. Bonds x

  120. Carla Byrne

    Hi i was just wondering, i cant figure out which photo to send in, can i send in a collage of 2 or 4 in the one photo?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Carla, a collage will be accepted but we recommend one clear photo of bubs face. Bonds x

  121. Sunny

    Hi , my all relatives , family n friends are living in other country . Would they be able to vote my bub direct go on bonds baby search 2014 Australia or I have to send them link on 4march .pls help

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Sunny, yes you can vote outside of Oz and they will be able to go directly to the site or you can send them the link. Bonds x

  122. Kane

    Hi,just wonder I resubmitted my baby photo’s will he still be on the competition? Thx

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Kane, yes you change your their photo while registration is still open, we advise you don’t leave it to the last minute – registration closes March 3 at 4pm. Bonds x

  123. Frankie

    Hi again, I’m trying to upload a photo but the picture is a portrait shot and I can’t seem to select the whole image, it automatically crops it in half. Is there a way I can upload the photo without it being cropped in half or can I rotate the photo to landscape but then that means my photo will be sideways not the right way up. Is that still aloud?
    Thank you

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Frankie, yes that’s fine – lots of people have opted to load the pic on it’s side to allow for portrait style image. Bonds x

  124. Netty

    Hi
    I am just wondering why I read 2 different answers about collages. Is it acceptable or not? I have a collage of 2 in the one photo? I changed it when I read it wasn’t allowed. Also I read through the questions and answers but I don’t seem to find an answer for if I put a portrait photo on and I have to turn it landscape in order to be able to see the wonder logo ? so my bub is in landscape position but it’s really a portrait photo is it ok ????

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Netty, sorry to be confusing – there is no hard rule in the T&Cs against them, so you can upload a collage and it will be approved – we prefer one clear photo of bubs face. Bonds x

  125. Amanda

    Hi just wondering if u can enter in the wondersuite category and also non wondersuite? Thanks amanada

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Amnanda, if you enter bub in a Wondersuit in the Wondersuit category they will be automatically entered into both :) Bonds x

  126. Alyssum

    Hi, I am having trouble loading my photo. The image seems to be inside the crop box, however when I look at the preview that shows up when it says “thanks for your entry” only shows his eye! May I please know the exact dimensions and size the photo needs to be? Also will I be able to edit the photo if it is accepted as is? I received one email stating the photo was not accepted, I presume the reason was the sizing issue. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you xx Alyssum

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Alyssum, sorry to hear you are having trouble. If you contact customer service on 1800 054 321 (between 8:00am – 5.30pm AEDT Monday – Friday) or email bondsbabysearch@pacbrands.com.au they can assist you with your photo upload. Bonds x

  127. Netty

    Thank you Bonds for awesome competition and awesome bub clothing

    • The Bonds Team

      Thank you for your feedback Netty :) Bonds x

  128. Brooke

    Hi Bonds!
    I’m entering my little man and just have a quick query re age category – he is currently 8 months old but when I enter his DOB, the system automatically selects the next age bracket (10-36 months I think) instead of 0-9 months. Is this to coincide with the month voting opens? Cheers. :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Brooke, this should only happen if he will be 10 months old at the end of the comp – April 2? If this is not the case please contact customer service on 1800 054 321 (between 8:00am – 5.30pm AEDT Monday – Friday) or email bondsbabysearch@pacbrands.com.au Bonds x

  129. Hitomi

    Hi
    How many photos can I upload for one entry? does he have to wear the wondersuit? or if I can upload some photos can I do some photos with wondersuit and some photos with any clothes on?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Hitomi, you can only upload one photo – if you would like bub to be eligible for Wondersuit category they need to be clearly wearing a Bonds Wondersuit. Bonds x

      • Hitomi

        So if my boy wear the bonds wondersuit he will be entre the wondersuit category. Can you tell me about the other category? Can I entre for those other category at the same time when I entre for wondersuit?

        • The Bonds Team

          Hi Hitomi, if you enter with a photo of your son in a Wondersuit (and tick the Wonder category) he will automatically be enter into this age category also (that is all categories). Bonds x

  130. Netty

    Hi
    Sorry another question who decides the shortlist? Does it depend on the amount of people s votes ? Or bond judges decide the shortlist? Some people don’t have much families therefore won’t be many votes it’s sort of not fair if that’s the case

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Netty, there is 5 People’s Choice winners (decided by public vote) and 10 Bonds judged winners. Bonds x

  131. Vanessa

    Hi
    Could you please tell me if I entered my daughter in the right age group as I’m not sure, her birthday is 07/05/2013 and I put her in the 0-9months is that the right one? And can I change it?
    Thanks :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Vanessa, once you entered your bubs birthday it will automatically place bub in the right age category for the time the comp ends. Bonds x

  132. Netty

    Understand thank you

  133. Alison

    Can I enter a collage of three photos in the one picture?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Alison, you can enter with a collage, it will be approved. We prefer one clear photo of bub. Bonds x

  134. Erin

    Hi bonds
    Does the wonder suit need to be a zip or can it be the clip on one?
    Thanks:)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Erin any Bonds Wondersuit is fine :) Bonds x

  135. Dee

    Hi would like to know is it the baby with the most votes win? Or is it up to the judges? As we were in a christmas competition bub got the most votes but didn’t win. thx u :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Dee, it’s both – 5 People Choice winners and 10 Bonds Choice winners. Bonds x

  136. Rachel

    How can you tell if someone is using a third party site to gain votes, and is instagram considered a third party site? I have people on my instagram with over 20k+ followers! Lol

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, asking friends and family for votes via standard social media channels is fine :) – our tech guys can investigate if high volumes of votes have come in from sites outside of these channels. We just want to make sure it is fun and fair for all. Bonds x

  137. Jayde Simonis

    Hello. I am wanting to enter my twins in the multiple category. So do I take 1 picture of the both of them together. Or individual photos amd enter separately? If I enter under multiples do I miss out on the chance for them to win individually? Thanks :)

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jayde, that is correct. You can only enter your bubs once – either together and selected the multiple birth option in the drop down (and that are eligible to win together) or separately and they are only eligible to win separately. Bonds x

  138. Rachel

    Once voting opens, are you able to see how many votes your baby has?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rachel, So the competition remains fun and fair, votes will be hidden. There will be a daily preview of the top 20 voted for babies of the day, shown on the Baby Search homepage. This tally changes each day depending on the number of votes each entry receives per day. The shortlist, which includes babies selected by both the People’s Choice and Bonds’ Choice will be announced on Thursday 27th March 2014. Bonds x

  139. Lulu

    Hi i’am from South Africa!! Are we allowed to enter into your competition?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Lule, sorry to say it’s only open to Aussie bubs. Bonds x

  140. Rady

    In your terms and condition it states: Entrants must not directly or indirectly seek votes by posting voting requests aimed at the general public on third party websites or benefit from such activities. For the avoidance of doubt, a request posted on an entrant’s personal Facebook page directed at their Facebook friends is not prohibited by this provision.

    Sorry I am confused by the last sentence. Can I post on facebook to get my facebook friends to vote or private message them. “not prohibited” indicates to me you can. Sorry if this is a silly question, just seeking clarity.

    Thank you

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rady, asking friends and family on Facebook for votes is allowed. Bonds x

  141. Alex

    Hi Bonds Team, just to be extra sure, are we allowed to enter photos of our babies that someone else has taken provided that person has given their permission? Thanks!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Alex, yes that is correct. Bonds x

  142. Alexandra

    I have entered my baby and also wanted to enter the wondersuit comp as well but it won’t let me enter, Its saying I have already entered him? can you only enter the one section

    • Alexandra

      It’s all good, I worked it out…Sorry

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Alexandra, you can only enter bub once, with one photo. If you want to be eligible for both categories bub must be wearing a Bonds Wondersuit. Bonds x

  143. Roshini

    Hi I entered my daughter this morning at 1.00am however she does not appear on your gallery. Although it updates everytime with so many new pictures. when I go to my login it shows my entry and a 40% off coupon code. I am wondering whether she has been entered. please help

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Roshini, please allow up to 24 hours for approval. Thank you Bonds x

  144. Emma

    Hi Bonds Team, I have been trying to enter my 2 boys in this years comp, however I cannpt get into the site the page is blank Please help as I know I have only until 4pm today. Thanks Emma

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Emma, sorry to hear that, If you can contact customer service on 1800 054 321 (between 8:00am – 5.30pm AEDT Monday – Friday) or email bondsbabysearch@pacbrands.com.au Bonds x

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Anna, unfortunately Sunrise got the day incorrect :( , which they corrected on their website. We did allow 13 days to enter. Bonds Baby Search is now closed for entries. Bonds x

  145. Rebecca

    The date of birth for my baby is wrong, can’t believe it?? Can this be fixed or do I have to delete it? Thank you so much..

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Rebecca, if you can confirm your bubs details the birthday they are registered under and the correct birthday we can update for you. Bonds x

  146. Jess

    Im trying to share my bubs entry on fb, but her image doesn’tshow up, just the “Bonds 40% Off” image. How can I put her image up?

    • Jess

      All good. Working now. Sorry.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Jess, we are working on amending this, in the mean time I believe you can manually change the image. Bonds x

  147. Sarah

    How many times can you vote on a photo?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Sarah, only one vote per bub. Bonds x

  148. Sam

    Aggh iv just got the internet back and running and have missed out on entering my hub into the comp by a day. I had my pic ready and all :( devastated biased i know but he does have the most amazing smile

  149. Nicole Sinclair

    hi my name is Nicole I entered my daughter in the bonds 2014 comp but I have accidently put her under male not femail. how can I change this?? her name is Charloe Hoskin from qld.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Nicole, could find a Charloe Hoskin but found Charlie Hoskin and changed her to female :) . Bonds x

  150. Nicole Sinclair

    Charlie Hoskin

  151. Brooke

    Hello how are you? I was just wondering can I please enter my son in the competition because I thought it was the week I still have :( .. I have been so busy with work etc. I hope I still can?!?
    Thank you!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Brooke, sorry we can’t accept any late entries. Bonds x

      • Tess H

        Darn! I was just about to enter too! Surely you could let us still enter for today? We’re less than 24 hours late…

        • The Bonds Team

          Hi Tess, voting is now on and we are unable to enter late entries. Bonds x

  152. Brooke Austin

    Hi my name is Brooke. I entered both my girls Sierra & Zahli Sweetnam into the baby bonds competition on the 1/2/2014, I didn’t receive a verification email and am unable to find my girls photos on the voting page. Does this mean that they didn’t go through?:((
    Kind regards

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Brooke, I did a search under your email address and there are no bubs registered. Sorry. Bonds x

  153. Lisa

    Hello, I was wondering if I could still enter my bub, seeing as voting only opened 3 hours ago?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Lisa, sorry entries closed at 4pm yesterday and voting opened at midnight – we are unable to accept any late entries. Bonds x

  154. Karla

    How often does the top 20 daily bubs gets refreshed or does it automatically refresh with votes.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Karla, each day at midnight. Bonds x

  155. Courtenay

    Are you allowed to vote for your own baby entry?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Courtenay, yes you can. Bonds x

  156. kaylene

    Hi how are you? I have just realised this closed yesterday however I had issues uploading my pics, So I thought I would try again next day only to see it closed, please can I submit a photo of my children, my son was on the short list last year but I missed out on sending you more photos as I didn’t get your email till it was to late as I was away, I feel very sad that I’ve had issues uploading and have missed our chance again, I know this is alot to ask but please allow me to submit. Thanks so much. Regards kaylene.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Kaylene, sorry the site has now changed over to voting and we can’t accept any late entries. Bonds x

  157. Emma

    Hi Bonds,
    Is there a way I can track how many votes my sons entry has so far? I don’t seem to be able to locate this information.
    Cheers!

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Emma, so the competition remains fun and fair, votes will be hidden. There will be a daily preview of the top 20 voted for babies of the day, shown on the Baby Search homepage. This tally changes each day depending on the number of votes each entry receives per day. The shortlist, which includes babies selected by both the People’s Choice and Bonds’ Choice will be announced on Thursday 27th March 2014. Bonds x

  158. Lauren

    Hi I entered my bub in the competition but somehow my entry got deleted how can I fix this please help.

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Lauren, no problem – your entry is back up. Bonds x

  159. Karyn Kilgren

    Hi, just wondering if now I’m registered there will be an email sent out advising of the competition next year?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Karyn, there sure will :) Bonds x

  160. Karla

    Can you inky place one vote for whole competition? Not one vote a day?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Kar;a, you can vote for as many bubs as you want but only once. Bonds x

  161. SomJay

    Is there a chance to entry late? like now?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Somjay, no sorry we can’t accept late entries. Bonds x

  162. Sandra

    Hi there,

    When sharing my link on my Facebook to vote for bubs the picture is of the bonds add for 40% off not my bubs pic. I noticed a few people with the same issue. Am I doing something wrong?

    Sandra

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Sandra, please re-post the link and you will see arrows over the image which allow you the change the pic to your bub (before you post it). Please do let us know if you are still having trouble. Bonds x

  163. Mel

    Can I change my bubs pic after voting starts?

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Mel, no sorry we only allow changes during the registration phase, which is now closed. Bonds x

  164. Amy

    Why was the baby holding a sign’s photo approved? You can’t see its face and it’s not like the sign says “I’m cute” or anything, it’s a very political statement and obviously the parents views and totally unrelated to this comp. it shouldn’t have been approved in the first place. Don’t ignore my question. Thanks

    • The Bonds Team

      Hi Amy,
      The BONDS Baby Search is about celebrating the tens of thousands of cute babies from across Australia that are entered into the competition. While we understand your objection, little Yossarian C is entitled to his free speech and deserves to be celebrated just like all the other cute bubs.
      Regards,The Bonds Baby Search team

      • Jennifer

        Thats his parents opinions, not his. He is a baby and I highly doubt he has any opinions or understanding of the issue.

        • Simon Wood

          It is debateable whether or not baby Yossarian would agree with the sign “Free the Refugees”. Certainly, babies have not yet learnt prejudice, so, unlike many adults, babies are friendly to refugees, just as they are friendly to non-refugees.

          As for Yossarian’s long-term beliefs, we can safely assume that his parents will nurture compassion in him, and therefore, that he will eventually develop clear ideas of welcoming refugees:

          According to the psychiatrist Howard C. Cutler, who co-wrote “the Art of Happiness” with the Dalai Lama, psychologists have found that these factors are what ensures that we raise children to be compassionate:

          (1) parents regulating their own emotions
          (2) parents modelling caring behaviour
          (3) parents setting appropriate limits on the child’s behaviour
          (4) parents communicating that the child is responsible for the child’s own behaviour
          (5) parents using reasoning to help direct the child’s attention to emotional or affective states, and the consequences of the child’s behaviour on others

          (You can find that on page 60 of “the Art of Happiness”.)

        • Alan

          We often ascribe a religion to a baby. Why not political views?

        • Bill

          If they (Bonds) were to be that strict, it could be said none of these babies gave their consent.

          Babies are a reflection of their parents love and humanity. The sign is a part of that love and humanity that they wish to pass onto their baby.

          • Stan

            This is a baby competition for gods sake! It’s mission is to finding bright new faces for bonds advertising, not it’s or it’s parents cultural views and opinions. Manipulation and exploitation! Nice one Bonds, and good luck to all the mums and dads entering their bub in a so called “fun and fair” comp, you’re going to need it!!

          • The Bonds Team

            Hi Stan, The Bonds Baby Search is about celebrating the tens of thousands of cute babies from across Australia that are entered into the competition. While we understand your objection, little Yossarian C deserves to be celebrated just like all the other cute bubs. Can we please remind you that there 5 is People’s Choice winners – this is based on the public votes. There will also be 10 winners based on the selection of Bonds judges. Bonds x

          • Michelle

            Ooooh so that’s how you win!! Parents take note for next year!! Photos showing your bubbas charm, happy characteristics and temperament are out!! Signs relating to parents beliefs on cultural issues are in!! Very clever thinking parents!! Bonds, why don’t we just end this comp now and announce the winner already!!

          • The Bonds Team

            Hi Michelle, The Bonds Baby Search is about celebrating the tens of thousands of cute babies from across Australia that are entered into the competition. While we understand your objection, little Yossarian C deserves to be celebrated just like all the other cute bubs. Can we please remind you that there 5 is People’s Choice winners – this is based on the public votes. There will also be 10 winners based on the selection of Bonds judges. Bonds x

  165. "free the refugees"

    I liked the the pro refugee baby with the protest sign. It’s great to see babies standing up for other baby refugees being held in detention camps. I like his style. Baby solidarity! Baby power!! Right on!

  166. Jessica

    Hi bonds team!
    I’m so shocked I misread the entries closing date and thought it was the 25th march, I guess that’s what having a newborn does to your brain. my family got very excited about having my 2 year old son in the competition now I feel bad. We’ll try next year. Regards

  167. Abbi Josephson

    Bugger! I was late too….pity as I have one handsome 18mth old.
    As the say there’s always next year
    Cheers Abbi

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