Adorable local baby wins Swedish Hospital photo contest

September 2, 2010

By Paige Collins

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Giggly, wiggly babies are cute. They just are. Whether they are dressed in Halloween costumes, modeling their crazy hair, snuggling with their favorite pets or otherwise, the perfect baby picture makes almost everyone ooh and ahh in adoration.

Trent Lim

Newcastle baby Trent Lim, now just over 1 year old, achieved that ideal combination of cute and photogenic, winning first prize in the 2010 Swedish Hospital “I’m a Swedish Baby” campaign.

Lim took first place in the Craziest Hair Day competition, showing off his thin hair that sticks straight up. His mother, Heidi Nguyen, sees it as completely normal.

“A lot of people say he always looks like he was attacked by a balloon,” she said. “I get comments about it a lot, actually.”

Nguyen was happy with the ease of entering the competition, and said the most difficult part was picking only two photos to submit.

The contest was a celebration of Swedish’s 100-year birthday, and a method of reconnecting with more than 200,000 babies born at their locations in the state, according to a press release. More than 2,000 baby photos were entered, and the judges had their work cut out for them.

First-prize winners were given a two-night stay for four at Great Wolf Lodge and a $300 gift card to spend at their stay. Second-place winners received a $500 Nordstrom gift card and third-place winners received $250 to Amazon.com.

On the Web

See all of the photos entered and read the babies’ stories at www.swedish100.org/baby-photo-contest.

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