Mother’s Day Writing Contest

Mom and Daughter Playing in ParkPositive Parenting Blog is happy to announce a writing contest in honor of Mother’s Day!

Here’s the skinny:

Theme: Mothers & Memories

Do you have a memory that is especially meaningful to you, something hilarious or that touched your heart, changed the way that you look at the world or at those around you? You can share a memory of your mother, or of you as a mother. (Your story does not have to be specifically about Mother’s Day.)

You are welcome to share a photo with your submission.

Word Count: 200-700

Your story can be anywhere between 200 and 700 words

Dates for Submission: April 15-30, 2014

The contest opens today (April 15) and closes at midnight on April 30, after which time the stories will enter the judging stage.

Ten finalists’ stories will be chosen and their stories posted on Positive Parenting Blog and shared on our Facebook page.

The winners will be chosen by popular choice, based on your votes (Facebook likes at Positive Parenting Blog).

Yes, you get to help choose the winners! Just “like” our page and “like” your favorite story! (In case of a tie, comments on the blog posts will be taken into consideration.)

Voting dates: May 2-7

You have five days to vote for your favorite Mother & Memory story. You are welcome to “like” as many stories as you absolutely loved! Feel free to leave your comments as well.

Voting closes on May 7, at 11:59 pm EST.


First prize: $25 Amazon gift card

Second prize: Parenting Book of your choice, ordered from Amazon (value $15 or less)

Third prize: Kindle Parenting Book of your choice (value $10 or less)

Entry Submission:

Please let us know the following along with your submission. (No limit to the number of stories you can send in.)

We look forward to receiving your story and sharing it with the world!


1. Submissions must be true stories.

2. Submissions must be your original content.

3. By submitting a story, you agree to potentially have your story published on our blog and shared on Facebook/Twiter.

4. By submitting a story, you agree to have your story proofread and edited for grammar and flow.

5. Like Positive Parenting on Facebook

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About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½, although she occasionally takes breaks to fix another cup of chai. She loves writing and is simultaneously working on roughly 50 novels and 25 non-fiction books, depending on which plot line or character seizes her interest at any given time. Bonita lived in India for 12 years, involved in social work. Her home is now in California, where she lives with her husband and three children. She is a freelance writer and editor and enjoys blogging on a variety of themes including parenting, writing, and purpose. She is also Editor of Splickety Love, a flash fiction magazine created to satisfy the romantic in everyone. Follow Bonita at:

Posted on April 15, 2014, in Attributes, Mothers, Parenting, Paying attention, Special Days and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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