Friday, July 31, 2009
Breastfeeding Essay Contest for Illinois and Missouri Moms
St. John's Mercy is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with an essay contest. I'm going to editorialize here and say my experience with breastfeeding is probably not what they are looking for, and women shouldn't feel guilty if breastfeeding didn't work out for them. Oh, and don't forget to read the rules. Essays shouldn't be longer than 300 words and the contest is only open to moms in Illinois and Missouri (see the list of eligible counties in the official rules.
From the website:
How does it work?
Mothers and mothers-to-be submit essays on the topic, "What breastfeeding means to me”.
Can I still play if the contest has already started?
Yes. Submissions will be taken from July 23 to August 7. Finalists will be chosen on August 10. Voting for the finalists is open from August 11 – 21.
Are there prizes?
Yes. The essay writer with the most votes will receive her choice of either a Medela Pump ‘n Style Advanced electric breast pump (value $289) from St. John’s Mercy Pharmacy or a family portrait package (value $200), courtesy of Bella Baby Photography.
First runner up receives either a breast pump or portrait package.
Second runner up receives a one hour lactation consultation (value $45) with a certified St. John’s Mercy lactation consultant.
Third runner up receives a nursing camisole (value $40) courtesy of 9 Months in Style boutique.
All times are in Central Time