Denise Van Outen launches the Mozy “Unmissable Moments” baby photo contest

LONDON – 12 October 2010 – Actress and new mother, Denise Van Outen, today launched the "Unmissable Moments" baby photo contest on behalf of Mozy, the world’s most trusted provider of online backup services. The proud mum to five-month-old baby Betsy, and wife of West End star husband Lee Mead, will be seeking out the best baby photos captured by UK parents in Mozy’s baby photo contest.

Parents are invited to visit the Mozy Facebook page to take part in the competition, and Denise will be selecting the overall winner from the finalists as voted by the public. The overall winner will take away an £800 special baby photography prize pack, which includes a personalised HP laptop, digital photo frame, digital camera and an annual MozyHome online backup subscription to help keep those precious photos safe. All five remaining finalists will win a £140 runner-up prize which includes a digital photo frame and an annual MozyHome subscription.

Claire Galbois-Alcaix, of Mozy said: "Some moments in a child’s life are simply unmissable, and capturing and storing them digitally is the perfect way to remember the occasion forever. Do you have a fantastic photograph of your child that is a truly unmissable moment? Perhaps a cheeky smile or a messy meal, or a fancy dress or Christmas photo that reminds you of a special time shared? Then we’d love you to enter the Mozy Unmissable Moments baby photo contest on the Mozy Facebook page. We don’t want this competition to simply be a ‘beautiful baby’ contest; we hope this will be about capturing the spirit and personality of your child."

"As a new mum, I know how quickly time flies by – your baby just grows and changes every single day," Denise Van Outen comments. "Sometimes a photograph says it all, and there is often little more wonderful than being able to relive and remember a magical moment with your child through the perfect picture. This is why I’m very excited to be involved in helping to judge the Mozy Unmissable Moments baby photo contest, and would love to see other parents’ favourite photos of their little cherubs."

Top baby photography prizes

The top five finalists will be selected as voted by the public, so entrants should ask their friends and family to vote for their entry on the Facebook page. All finalists will receive a baby photography pack worth £140 including a MozyHome subscription for one year, and a Motorola LS430 Duo Digital Photo Frame. The overall winner will be selected by Denise Van Outen and will receive a prize pack valued at £800 which includes:

  • HP Pavilion dm3-1060ea Entertainment Laptop PC
  • Kodak Easyshare M530 digital camera
  • Lapjack laptop skin personalised with the winning photograph
  • Motorola 10” LS1000 digital photo frame
  • MozyHome subscription for one year

Top tips for baby photos

To help parents take the perfect baby and toddler pictures, Mozy has been working closely with expert baby photographer Graham Gardner from Kidsshots Photography to create 10 top tips for photographing children – to read tips and advice, visit www.mozy.co.uk/unmissable-moments or visit the Mozy Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mozybackup).

Free online backup from Mozy for precious baby photos

To make sure those unmissable moments last forever, download and try MozyHome with 2GB of free backup so photos can be backed up and stored safely and securely. MozyHome is the trusted online backup service for parents and the perfect way to protect everything, from precious digital photos and videos, to favourite music. Download MozyHome at www.mozy.co.uk/home/free.

The Mozy Unmissable Moments baby photo contest runs from Friday 1 October until Sunday 31 October, and you can enter by visiting the Mozy Facebook page, www.facebook.com/mozybackup. The competition is open to UK residents, and photos can be of children aged up to three years. For full competition details, terms and conditions, please go the Mozy Facebook page for more information.

For further information about the competition, please email: tonyp@mozy.com or call 07920 278013

About Mozy

Mozy is the world’s most trusted online backup service for consumers and small businesses with more than one million customers, 60,000 business users and 50 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centres around the globe. Mozy was the first company to offer a fully featured free online backup service. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and now operates as part of Decho Corporation, an EMC company.

More information can be found at www.mozy.co.uk.