“Strong and Happy” Drawing Contest

by Janice

Grab the crayons, pull out the markers, it is time for 5 Minutes for Mom’s FIRST Kids’ Drawing Contest!

Yes, we are excited to host our first drawing contest and we are thrilled to offer great prizes courtesy of Yoplait Kids.

Yoplait-Kids_LogoWe are huge Yoplait Kids fans. Every time I am in the dairy aisle, I look for Yoplait Kids yogurt. (And since my kids eat yogurt daily, we go through a TON of it.)

As a mom, I am constantly trying to cut down the amount of sugar my kids consume. Fortunately, Yoplait Kids has realized that the way to my grocery-shopping heart is to add LESS sugar to their products.

Yoplait Kids, with 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt, knows that more nutritious food choices are what moms want! Thank you Yoplait! And, as an added bonus, every serving contains calcium and Vitamin D and there are no artificial sweeteners or flavors.

So, for this contest, we want to get KIDS as excited as we MOMS are about making better-for-you food choices.
(Yes, we are moms! Even with our contests we want to create teachable moments for kids.) ;)

Get Drawing and Win $1000:

Since Yoplait Kids is a tasty yogurt snack with 25% less sugar and calcium and Vitamin D in every serving – have your little ones draw a picture showing themselves as the happy and strong kids that Yoplait Kids can help them become!

We are sponsoring the “Strong and Happy” Drawing Contest, and offering an exciting prize courtesy of Yoplait Kids for our winning artwork: $1,000 to use towards classes (including sports) and/or education material for the child(ren).

We will also award a prize to our second place drawing: $300.00 to use toward classes (including sports) and/or educational material for the child(ren).

How to Enter

Here is how our “Strong and Happy” Drawing Contest/Carnival will work:

  • For the next two weeks, we will accept entries. Entry deadline is January 19th, 3pm Eastern.
  • If you are a blogger, post your child’s drawing on your site and then come back here and add your link to the Linky at the bottom of this post. In your post on your blog, you can explain that it is a part of this contest and link back here.
  • If you are not a blogger – you can still play!!! Just email us your child’s drawing, with the subject line Strong & Happy Artwork Contest, to 5minutesformom (at) gmail (dot) com. (Please add your image into the copy of the email so that we do not have to open attachments.)
  • Please enter only one drawing in the contest.
  • We will post the finalists on January 21st, 2010. The drawings will be judged by our 5 Minutes for Mom team and the finalists will be chosen based on age appropriate effort and creativity. We will use a Democracy Poll for readers to vote on their favorite photo. Please Note: Democracy Poll only allows one vote per IP address.
  • If you are selected as a finalist, feel free to announce it on your blog, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. To make it fair, please do not try to solicit votes by offering a giveaway prize to your readers that vote for your child’s drawing. Also, please play fair and do not use proxy servers or other black hat methods of increasing your votes. If we do discover unfair practices, we will have to disqualify the parties involved. Remember the spirit of our site and play nice!

  • Voting will end January 30th, 2010, at 3pm Eastern. We will announce the winner the same day!
  • Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our contest and giveaway rules. This contest is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses.

Are you searching for a snack for the kids that tastes good and is good for them?

Yoplait Kids yogurt is the perfect solution providing calcium and vitamin D. yoplait-kids-yogurtWith its thick and creamy texture that will hug your little one’s spoon, you won’t have to worry about a sticky mess to clean up afterwards. It also contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt, so you can feel good about serving it to your kids.

According to two new studies that provide the first national assessment of vitamin D status in young Americans, millions of U.S. children have disturbingly low vitamin D levels, possibly increasing their risk for a variety of health concerns, including bone problems. About 7.6 million children, adolescents, and young adults have vitamin D levels so low they could be considered deficient. Though spending time in the sun can help children receive adequate vitamin D, it can be challenging for growing kids to get enough of the vitamin because this nutrient is only found naturally in very few foods. Yoplait Kids makes it a little easier to incorporate a delicious source of vitamin D and calcium in your child’s life.

Add Your Link HERE:

*This contest is part of a campaign with Yoplait Kids and the prizing is supplied courtesy of Yoplait Kids.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brandy January 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

great i’ll have to enter. I hate voting for finalist though. everyone votes for their friends. I have been a finalist twice and never even cracked past 20 votes


2 Jendi January 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

I had all 3 kids draw on one poster board because I didn’t have the heart to refuse 2 of them. If that’s a problem I don’t mind being disqualified.

My kids enjoy seeing the other drawings!


3 HenriettaN January 6, 2010 at 1:00 pm

This sounds great! Is there an age limit for the kids? Mine are 9 & 14, I know one of them will love to try!


4 Angie January 6, 2010 at 3:51 pm

I totally agree with Brandy about voting for the winner, but if nothing else, this was a fun project for my 6 year old. Thanks for another fantastic contest! Looking forward to seeing all the entries.


5 Anita January 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I can’t find the picture that Michelle’s Family entered for the contest. Can anyone else?


6 rc January 7, 2010 at 12:36 am

sounds like a great contest!


7 Kristi January 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I just posted my sons picture, just waiting on my daughters! Great fun contest!


8 one cluttered brain January 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Is there an age requirement?
MY kids want to draw something 10 and 7. Just wondering.


9 vicky January 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Hi Janice & Susan,

you could have used http://www.inlinkz.com. it has a thumbnail view and it could give much more colour to your contest!

http://www.inlinkz.com/testBed.php (their official example!)

http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/weekend-card-videos/ (it is a link list, yes :)




10 Janelle January 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Thanks for hosting such a fun contest. Didn’t have to twist my preschooler’s arm to enter this one. She absolutely loves to draw!


11 HenriettaN January 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I didn’t hear about about an age limit yet so I went ahead and entered my 9yo’s drawing. If she’s too old, please let me know! Thanks!


12 P Coughlan January 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Also checking on the age limit.


13 Angela January 14, 2010 at 12:29 pm

how fun – my 7 year old asks me every day if he won! I just saw another entry by a much older child…hope the older kids don’t win by default (having better skill by being older?) – too bad there aren’t age categories :-)


14 Shop with Me Mama (Kim) January 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I agree too, the voting is never fair, but oh well. It is a fun thing for the kids to do!


15 Angela Nazworth January 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm

How wonderful! I do agree about not having voting determine the winner…when that happens, those who have bigger blogs or social networks have a huge advantage…perhaps a pannel of elementary art teachers could help you judge?


16 tina January 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm

hi there – I am number 16 on your drawing contest list – fashion and yogurt yummy…I realized I didn’t give you a direct link so I resubmitted my entry now I am yogurt and fashion yummy – directly linked to the drawing entry…sorry for the mishap and didn’t want you to think I was entering twice…



17 Ponn Sabra January 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm

We are huge Yoplait fans at our house, so we had a blast participating in this contest. Thanks!

Just to add my humble 2-cents: I, too, agree that voting is not the best method for picking the final winner. After all, it’s called a “Drawing” Contest; so the finalist should be chosen as you said, “based on age appropriate effort and creativity” rather than a Democracy poll.


18 Colleen January 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Glad I remembered to post Bean’s drawing that she had made. Funny, but giving Bean a Yoplait yogurt for dessert tonight reminded me! Thanks, it was fun!


19 Lis January 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I didn’t see age brackets listed either, so my 12 year old artist in residence (who would LOVE to help pay for her Irish Step-Dancing classes….) has entered a drawing as well~ Hope that’s OK… I did see some older kids mentioned in the comments above….


20 Noreen January 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm

I finally remembered to post my daughter’s drawing!!! To throw in my two cents. If voting is part of picking the winner it should only be part, maybe 25%. Or just have impartial judges, the voting becomes a populary contest and not about the actual drawing.


21 Noreen January 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I just spelled popularity wrong


22 Noreen January 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I was double checking the rules and I want to clarify that I do have two drawings in my post but only the first one is an entry. My other daughter wanted to enter too and I did not have the heart to tell her she could not enter so I posted her picture too and the bottom of the post.


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