The great Parent24 selfie-off!
Could your child be the winner in our great selfie king or queen competition?
Children love taking pictures. Especially of themselves. The selfie phenomenon is so huge that the word even entered the Oxford English Dictionary last year. Even toddlers are managing to turn the lens on themselves for those wide-eyed snaps.

Teens seem to be particularly enamoured with capturing themselves with friends, at parties or just chillin'.

Here’s an example of a teen selfie (you won’t believe who is in the picture!):

Via Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Yep, it’s the inimitable Kim Kardashian and her bestie at the time, Nicole Ritchie, hamming it up for the camera at the age of thirteen…

Win fab prizes!

But don’t let them intimidate you- the glory of selfies is that anyone can take them. All you need is a camera on a mobile phone and a social media account (let’s call it “SelfieBook”). Your child could be the next star of the selfie: We’re looking for SA’s best selfie of a child: It may be funny, artistic, cute, accidental or just for the LOLs, but somewhere out there is a selfie queen or king…

Send their entries to or drop them onto the Parent24 Facebook page.*

There are three fabulous shopping vouchers up for grabs:

First prize: R500 from Takealot
Second and third prizes: R250 Takealot vouchers each

*Please make sure they’ve given you permission to use their pics- it's only polite! If they want to enter directly, ensure they have your permission to do so. Terms and conditions apply.


1. One winner will be chosen for the competition by a panel of Parent24 judges.
2. The judges' decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into.
3. The closing date of the competition is 31 January 2014.
4. The winner will be informed by email by 10 February 2014.
5. Employees of Media24 and their immediate families may not enter.
6. Parent24 reserves the right use the images entered for the competition in galleries on the site and to publicise the competition across the network.
7. Should the prize be unclaimed after three months, the prize will be given to the runner-up.

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