The annual Pear Blossom Baby Contest is April 3 at the Rogue Valley Mall.

The annual Pear Blossom Baby Contest is April 3 at the Rogue Valley Mall.

Judges will award babies between 5 and 16 months old in the quickest smile, bluest eyes, darkest eyes, prettiest hair and chubbiest categories.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the contest starts at 9:30 a.m. on the mall's lower level in front of the J.C. Penney store.

The entry fee is $10, and entry forms are available at J.C. Penney's photo studio.

Winners get to ride on a float in the Pear Blossom Parade on April 10. Proceeds from the contest, sponsored by Soroptimist International, go to the Maslow Project and Jackson County Relief Nursery.

— Staff reports