Wanted to give everyone an update of where we are on our Cutest Kids Contest.

With just a little over five days left in the contest, voting has been pretty fierce, but we do have a clear-cut leader so far. Here are the top three votes getters as of 5 p.m. on today (totals are approximate and unofficial).

  1. Brooks Dean — 53 votes
  2. Kinzie Short — 19 votes
  3. Regan McKeehan — 16 votes

Although Brooks has a substantial lead, there’s still plenty of time left, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that someone could catch him. And remember that in addition to the grand prize winner, who receives a free studio or location Studio P photo session, a $50 gift certificate toward the purchase of prints and a free DVD slideshow of their photos set to music, the second and third place finishers receive a $50 gift certificate toward either a one hour studio or location photo session or toward the purchase of prints from a Studio P photo session. Every vote counts!

So go to the gallery or to the Studio P Facebook page, become a fan and leave your vote! And if your kid is in the contest, share the gallery on your Facebook profile and encourage your friends to vote. Remember that voting closes at midnight April 12.

Good luck!

NOTE: Several people have voted for multiple kids, even though we said in the initial rules one vote per person. So, instead of throwing those votes out, we have decided to split the votes up. So if you have voted for two kids in the contest, each kid gets half a vote, three kids each one gets a third of a vote, etc. Seems the only fair way to do it.