May 03

Mother’s Day Photo Caption Contest

by Hannah Holt »


*** This contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! ***

My Mother’s Day post is alllmost ready, but I’m missing one thing. I need a caption for this photo.

Because it’s Mother’s Day, I thought I’d reward myself (with laziness) and you (with cash) by running a contest. If you come up with the best caption for this photo, you get the cash.

Here are the rules:

  1. The title of this photo is “Motherhood.” Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to create a description for “Motherhood” in 140 characters or less (including spaces, punctuation, etc., like Twitter).
  2. The contest runs from now until midnight (EST), Thursday May 10, 2012.
  3. Enter by leaving a comment here or on my Facebook page.
  4. You can enter only one caption. If you submit more than one, the first entry will be your official one; extras are just for fun.

What you win:

  1. If selected, your name will appear under the final photo caption. You also win $20 in cold hard cash.
  2. Each entrant will be automatically entered into an additional $20 sweepstakes drawing.
  3. Like my Facebook page, and your name goes into the sweepstakes drawing one additional time.
  4. Share the contest and receive one more sweepstakes ticket. (You can share the contest either from my original Facebook page link or by tweeting with the hashtag #lbbContest. If your Twitter handle isn’t the same as your name, please let me know in the comments section.)
  5. For those counting, that’s a total of three chances you can have in the sweepstakes (one for entering, one for “liking”, and one for sharing).

The fine print:

  1. You must be at least 18 years old to enter (sorry!).
  2. I will remove any submissions with profanity or offensive language. Let’s keep it family friendly.
  3. The winners will be posted on Saturday, May 12th. You must email your address to me within seven days or forfeit the prize. Please use the “Contact” page on this website.

Now put on those thinking caps, and GOOD LUCK!

  1. Catherine Johnson

    Cute idea! I’ll think about it and promote it in the meantime.

  2. Hannah Holt

    Thanks Catherine!

  3. Elizabeth

    every time a child coos,
    a grandma says, “you did that too.”
    every time a diaper blows
    a grandma thinks, “I told you so!”

  4. Stacy S. Jensen

    “I told you I needed a break” – from the Baby. Dad’s probably just trying to do everything the photographer wants him to do. :)

  5. Cathy Mealey

    Mom is thinking: I hope he doesn’t spit up on my last clean sweater before we get this photo taken!

    • cleaningerdomestic

      Good blog! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I could be notified when a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

      • Hannah Holt

        Thanks, Cleaningerdomestic. Yes, if you subscribe via RSS my new posts should show up in your RSS reader. If you sign up via email, an email will be sent each time I post something new. Have a good day!

  6. Jess

    Motherhood: Are you sure we’re ready for this?

  7. Tara Oliver

    Motherhood: Always full of surprises.

  8. Evelyn

    Honey, wake up–I’m not sure if this new pet likes us.

  9. Joanna

    Motherhood – Did you check his name tag at the hospital?

  10. Linda Schmidt

    Motherhood: Hello, expectations! I’d like you to meet the unpredictable.

  11. Erik -This Kid Reviews Books

    “That’s the LAST TIME you are going to feed him a burrito!” >:-(

  12. Kat Moore

    Motherhood – It’s like an office job, except your coworkers bite you.

  13. Houston Turvaville

    First of all I would like to say awesome blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Many thanks!

    • Hannah Holt

      Don’t worry about “wasting time” or “writing badly.” Too many writers end up with writers block because they feel like everything they write has to be perfect. You don’t publish everything you write, and you don’t have to write perfectly. Start somewhere, anywhere, and just keep on writing. Your writing will improve as you keep at it! Best wishes. Thanks for stopping by.

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