Courtesy Jacinda Adams

Saint Anthony Hospital is launching its First Annual Cutest Kid Contest today. This local contest will focus on children from the hospital’s service areas and will give the winners in each category a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000.

Between now and May 31, 2013, parents of children ages 0 to 17 are encouraged to enter their child by “liking” Saint Anthony Hospital Chicago on Facebook and entering a photo of their child online. The finalists will be chosen from those with the most “likes”. The contest is sponsored by the Pediatric Department.

“We see approximately 10,000 children as inpatients in our hospital annually and these are times that are not always celebratory,” said Romeen Lavani, M.D., chairman of the department of pediatrics. “The Cutest Kid contest allows us to celebrate the youth in our community and give them a moment to shine.”

The public is encouraged to vote from April 13 – May 31 for their choice of Saint Anthony Hospital’s cutest kid. The top votes in each category will be declared finalists. Judges will announce the winners on June 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Saint Anthony Hospital Annual Summer Fest. Families must be present to win.

For more information about the Cutest Kid Contest or Saint Anthony Hospital programs, services and community events, please visit Saint Anthony Hospital at