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It’s Our Annual Mother’s Day Contest!

Win big money just by telling us about your fabulous mom!

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Karen Kurycki
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It may be obvious, but we love our moms! And those of us who’ve lost our moms miss them terribly, especially on Mother’s Day. To honor all the special and incredibly giving moms out there, we’re announcing our annual Girlfriend’s Mother’s Day Essay Contest.

To enter the contest, describe to us in 300 words or less one moment in time when you could not have been more proud of your mom. (And it doesn’t have to be your mom; it can be any woman who is like a mom to you.) And please feel free to email us a photo of you and your mom as well.

Email your essay to thegirlfriend@aarp.org between Thursday, April 13, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. ET and Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET, and make sure to put “Mother’s Day essay” in the subject line. You can also upload a royalty-free photo of you and/or your mother that AARP has permission to republish.

By May 4, we’ll select three winners. Essays will be judged on (1) storytelling style (up to 33 points), (2) the mother’s impact (up to 33 points) and (3) originality (up to 33 points). Each Selected Winner will receive prizes as follows. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a Visa gift card in the amount of $500. The Second Prize winner will receive a Visa gift card in the amount of $400. The Third Prize Winner will receive a Visa gift card in the amount of $300. All three winners will receive a Relax & Radiate Crate from The Girlfriend valued at approximately $200.

In order to be eligible to win, an entrant must be a confirmed Girlfriend newsletter subscriber. By submitting an email address, entrants will be signing up to receive the weekly Girlfriend newsletter. Entrants are responsible for determining the appropriate beginning and ending times in their respective time zones. Upon submission of the essay, each entrant will be entered into the Prize Contest. Only one (1) entry (nomination) per individual.

To see the official rules, go here.

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