Do friends tell you that your child looks just like Charlie Brown, Lucy or Linus?
Or even Snoopy? (Good grief, some friends.)
Anticipating the 60th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip next year, a panel of celebrity judges has agreed to jury entries in the “First Official Peanuts Look-a-Like Contest.”
Moms and dads across the country are invited to submit photos of their children looking like one of these Peanuts characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Marcie or Pigpen, or one of Snoopy’s classic alter-egos, Joe Cool or the World War I Flying Ace.
Submissions will be accepted through Nov. 3 at the contest web site, www.peanutsphotocontest.com, where you can already see some guest stars taking their turn, including Simon Pegg as Charlie Brown and Will Ferrell as Snoopy.
Jill Schulz, daughter of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.
Country music legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
“Supernanny” Jo Frost.
“America’s Next Top Model” judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker.
Victoria Recano,correspondent and host of “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” and anchor for KTLA’s primetime news.
Finalists selected by the judges will be posted on the contest web site Nov. 11. The public will vote on the finalists through Nov. 30. The winners will be announced in December.
The grand-prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid family adventure for four to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio (home to Planet Snoopy). Other prizes include a collection of Warner Home Video “Peanuts” DVDs and a “Peanuts” holiday tree and ornament collection from Hallmark Gold Crown.
“Peanuts” first appeared in 1950. Charles Schulz moved to Sonoma County in 1958 and lived here until his death in 2000, after writing and drawing the comic strip for nearly 50 years.