The 2015 Nisei Week Baby Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Little Tokyo.
Children 1 year to 6 years of age are encouraged to enter this great family event in one of three categories: Tiny Tots – 1 year to 23 months old (check-in 9 a.m/10 a.m. judging); Romper Stompers – 2 to 3 years old (check-in 11 a.m./12 p.m. judging); and Jet Setters – 4 to 6 years and 1 month old (check-in 1 p.m./2 p.m. judging).
Price is $60 per pre-entry (application must be received by Monday, July 20, for pre-entry price) with walk-in fee at $65. All entrants must be of at least one-quarter Japanese ancestry.
The prince and princess of each division will receive a crown, trophy, sash and special prizes. A panel of judges, who are notable and leaders in the Japanese American community, will select winners. There will also be other award categories to be presented, including a Most Photogenic Contest, but you must be pre-registered and photos must be submitted with application by July 20. The pictures will be returned to you on the day of the Baby Show.
Whoever is chosen Prince and Princess in each division will have an opportunity to ride on the Choo Choo Train in this year’s special 75th Anniversary Nisei Week Grand Parade to be held on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 5:30 p.m. All participants will receive a color portrait photo by Toyo Miyatake, goodie bags filled with wonderful gifts, and a personalized certificate of participation.