For the first time in the company’s history, Gerber announced that a baby with Down syndrome is the winner of the Gerber Baby Photo Contest.
Lucas Warren is an 18-month-old boy from Georgia, and the first child with Down syndrome to win the annual contest.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 7, 2018
He was selected from among 140,000 entries after his parents say he was entered into the baby photo contest on a whim.
— Global Down Syndrome (@GDSFoundation) February 7, 2018
Lucas will be featured on Gerber’s social media campaign throughout the year and his family will receive $50,000.
The contest has been around since 1928 when the now-iconic sketch of Ann Turner Cook was recognized as the company’s logo. Cook recently celebrated her 91st birthday.
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