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What's new in 2018 (Hint: Loads!)

What is Bonds Baby Search?

Bonds Baby Search is Australia's largest (and LOL-worthy) baby search. Now in its 14th year, it's an open call to find the next little characters of Bonds. Winners are carefully selected via a panel of Bonds judges and voted by the public.

Awesome, what are Bonds looking for?

One word: Realness. Personality over perfection scores big points in our books. We want to see your bub's character shine through in their entry whether it's a smile, frown, or face smattered with tomato sauce. From the little wins to the grizzly grim to the toothy grins - capture their best (and worst moments) then get ready to hit enter!

What's for grabs this year?

LOADS. Our overall winner, the 2018 Bonds Wonderbub of the Year, will win the chance to star in an upcoming Bonds ad campaign, plus a prize pack, worth $600. All other winners will score the chance to star in a photoshoot, a framed photo from said shoot and a $300 Bonds gift card. All entered bubs are also given the chance to enter our video category, which is optional.

The first 1,000 entrants will receive a FREE limited edition playmat

So make sure you mark your calendars for when entries open on 15th February. Plus, we've also an A4 illustrated Portrait of their child’s entry photograph by Meg Kolac Art + $50 BONDS gift voucher + Limited edition playmat, to our daily Facebook winner. Got a bub? Got a phone? Got nothing to lose!

Nominate a bub

Nominate a bub

Know a bub who you think should enter?
With your friend or family member's permission,
click the 'Nominate a Baby' button in the top
menu and fill in the online pop-up box to nominate them. We'll send an email to them on your behalf.

Age Categories

Babies must be aged 3 years or under, as at 1/04/2018 to be eligible to enter.
There are three age categories:

  • • Newborns: 0 - 6 months
  • • Rugrats: 7 - 18 months
  • • Toddlers: 19 months - 3 years

Unsure which category your bub falls into?
Enter your baby's age in our Age Category Calculator below.

Age Today
Entry Age
Entry Age is the age your baby will be on 1/04/2018. The age of your baby on this date determines their eligibility and category.

Key dates: Circle these dates in your diary ASAP

Entries open:
15/02/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Entries close:
28/02/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Voting opens:
1/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Voting closes:
14/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Shortlist announced:
19/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Winners announced:
21/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT

Entries open: Thursday 15/02/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Entries close: Wednesday 28/02/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Voting opens: Thursday 1/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT

Voting closes: Wednesday 14/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Shortlist announced: Monday 19/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT
Winners announced: Wednesday 21/03/2018 12:00 PM AEDT

Got a question? Check out our Prizes, Tips & Tricks and FAQs pages or ask us directly over Live Chat from 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday.

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