Beautiful, cheeky and charming Indigenous children took part in this year’s Tiny Tots Quest as NAIDOC celebrations wrapped up around the Bundaberg Region.
Tiny Tots Quest was part of the annual Family Fun Day and the NAIDOC Awards event featured children's activities, games and more at Lions Park on Friday.
More than 60 children took part in the Jukanyula Aboriginal Corporation’s quest to find the cutest smile, the brightest personality and best dressed along with the brightest beautiful eyes.
Taking out the award for Miss NAIDOC Baby Tiny Tot was Honey Butler. With her bright blue eyes and curly locks, she was also a crowd favourite.
Her mum Eden Butler was beaming with pride as they collected Honey’s trophy and sash.
“I am so proud, this is the first time we have entered,” she said.
“We came down for the NAIDOC celebration from Rockhampton as my husband is one of the dancers.
“We’ve really enjoyed the day, and this is a nice bonus.”
With his cheeky grin Dre Attard-Sauney won Master NAIDOC Baby Tiny Tot, and his Mum Kristy Cook said he had entered every year since birth.
“This is the second time he has won master and he also won beautiful eyes before too,” Kristy said.
“We are from Duingal, out near Gin Gin and we come in especially for this event.”
Council's arts, culture and events portfolio spokesman Cr John Learmonth was honoured to take part as the official Tiny Tots Quest judge for the third year in a row.
Cr Learmonth said it was a hard task to just pick one winner from each category, but he was happy to see most of the entrants walk away with a win.
He said the annual Family Fun Day and NAIDOC Awards was also a great day that celebrated the spirit of community.
“It’s a day that helps to bring everyone together,” Cr Learmonth said.
“The music was great; the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly – what more could you ask for – it’s just fantastic.”