Meet Jemma:Canada’s 2013 Gerber Star
The results are in – Nestlé Gerber Canada has a new star! For the second year in a row, the beloved brand held a country-wide search to find their new star. Once again, the online contest proved to be hugely popular with parents across the country, drawing almost 90,000 photo entries and 2 million votes.
After much deliberation, Nestlé Gerber Canada is pleased to announce that nine and a half month old Jemma has been crowned the winner!
Meet Jemma - the 2013 Gerber Canada Star
Jemma lives with her parents and fur-brother and sister, Ruby and PorkChop, in Miramichi, New Brunswick. She’s very generous and loves sharing her leftovers with her siblings, but not if she’s eating pasta or yogurt – her two favourite foods.
While Jemma’s only nine and a half months old, she’s growing up quickly. She already has 10 teeth and she’s almost walking too. Her favourite games are pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo, and she loves to chatter and laugh with her mom and dad all day long.
The 2013 Gerber Generation Photo Contest
The 2013 contest, also in celebration of Gerber’s 85th anniversary, was open to all parents of children aged 0 to 3 years who “Liked” the Gerber Canada Facebook page. From there they were eligible to enter their child, then share their entry with friends and family online to cast votes in support of their star.
After the voting period closed, a panel of Gerber Canada judges reviewed the ten entries with the most votes, assessing for expressiveness and consistency with the Gerber brand. Jemma, the lucky winner, was awarded a $2,000 RESP and crowned the Gerber Star
This year there were also two runner-up winners, Jack Levis and Jersey, who won RESPs for $500 and $250, respectively. Throughout the contest, weekly prizes, like Sears gift cards and a Playhouse, were also given away at random to fans of the Facebook page.
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The Gerber Canada Facebook page is a space where parents can connect and swap stories and tips. In addition to the Gerber Generation Photo Contest, parents who “Like” the page can access coupons, valuable information and share their stories with the community.
Gerber Canada continues to add valuable content, coupons, activities and contests for everyone who’s part of the Facebook community, so join the conversation today!