The winners of The Bolton News' Little Treasures competition have been revealed. Readers sent in hundreds of votes for their cuties in this year's photo contest, with almost 200 families taking part.

The winners and runners up have now got their prizes and are sharing in their excitement.

Thalia Foster was crowned winner of the 0 to 24 month group and mum Kirsty, 27, could not believe the news.

Ms Foster, of Great Lever, said: "I have kept the pictures for her memory box. She's such a lovely little girl, she's friends with anybody and plays with anybody — she loves going to the park."

Thalia celebrated with older sister Savannah by singing her favourite songs from the Disney film, Moana.

Isla Grace Kay, 19-months-old from Smithills, was announced at the runner up in the 0 to 24 month category — a special little girl who came after the family suffered tragedy.

Mum Hayley Morris, 29, said: "Isla Grace is a special girl, she's our miracle baby. I was blown away when we finally got her. We were going through IVF for around two years, we nearly gave up hope but we had a lot of support from family and friends who had done the same.

"I did not believe it until she was born. We lost a baby just the year before and so I didn't want to get too excited. When we found out it was a girl, which is what I always wanted, it became a bit more real.

"Isla Grace just lights up my life. She's a brilliant girl, she's always happy and laughing and is always making us laugh. She is a really active little girl, she loves being outside and is constantly on the go.

"She loves carrying around milk, whenever she goes to other people's houses she always takes their milk. She loves watching the bin lorries being emptied by the bin men."

The winner of the 25 months to four years category was Autumn Schembri from Great Lever.

Four-year-old Autumn was 'really happy and excited' to be one of the Little Treasures.

Proud mum Jennie Dickinson, from Great Lever, has two older children, aged 26 and 24, and says she has loved going back to the beginning with Autumn after learning the ropes.

She said: "I've got more patience, it has been brilliant but it's tiring! I was young when I had my first two, now I'm 46 — Autumn keeps me on my toes."

Ms Dickinson added: "I'm just elated, I can't believe it, I'm over the moon. I can't believe she actually won, it's so exciting.

"Autumn is a real girly girl, she loves being a princess."

Sophia May Bundy, aged two from Horwich, was revealed as the runner up in the 25 months to four years category.

Mum Michelle said: "It's really unexpected news! She's quite quiet and just gets on with things."

It's not the first time Sophia has brought unexpected news to the family. The mum said: "She was nearly born in the bath! We just got to the hospital in time and she was born in one of the appointment rooms."

Sophia's favourite thing is playing outside with other children on her bike.

Ms Bundy said: "I'll make a big fuss of her after this with all the family."

The competition was brought to you in association with the Crompton Place Shopping Centre and prizes were suppled by Impression Bolton, as well as shops in Crompton Place.