BEAUTIFUL babies and toddlers filled out a hall to be named Maldon’s bonniest baby.

The annual Bonniest Baby competition, part of Maldon Carnival week, was held at Lower Plume School last Wednesday.

Entrants ranged from newborns up to two years old.

In total 50 babies were entered into the competition.

After the judges whittled down the contenders, Maldon Mayor Jeanette Stilts was asked to pick the winner and Elsie Shrimpton was named bonniest baby.