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 will I know if you have received my child's registration form?
A list of registrants will be updated on the web site every Monday. Please note that registration forms that are mailed in will take a little longer to reflect on the web site. A confirmation letter will be sent to all eligible registrants by August 31. The letter will state the date, time, and place in which your child will participate in the Healthy Baby Contest preliminary round. For any questions, please call Meadow Gold’s Consumer Line at 944-5944.
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 8th, the day of the first preliminary round, he or she will still be eligible to participate in the September 15th the second 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 15th will not have another opportunity to compete in this year’s Healthy Baby Contest.
When will the finalists be announced?
Parents/guardians of the 50 finalists will be contacted on Monday, September 17, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. 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 Hawai‘i by Thursday, September 20, to confirm in-person, 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 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 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 51st-highest score.
Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai‘i will contact the parent/guardian of the alternate finalist on Thursday, September 20 (after 4 p.m.). They must confirm their child’s participation in the final round by the end of the day on Friday, September 21.
The names of the 50 contestants selected for the final round will also be posted on Meadow Gold’s Web site, www.lanimoo.com, on Monday, September 17. Contact information to confirm the finalists’ participation in the final round will also be posted on the site. Updated lists will be posted to the Web site in the event that any of the 50 contestants are deemed ineligible and an alternate is selected.
When will the winner be announced?
All winners of the 54th Annual Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest will be announced on Saturday, September 22 at the final round at Ala Moana Centerstage.
How will my child be 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 the 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 Hawai‘i 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.