Your Picture is Worth a Thousand Dollars!

Mother's Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

Vote NOW and you can decide who wins!

Today is the first day of our Mother’s Day Giveaway and we are kicking it off with an incredible Mother’s Day gift of $1,000 thanks to Egg Beaters.

Yes – you read that correctly – the prize is $1,000, awarded via an American Express gift card, to spend however you want – go shopping, take a trip, do whatever you want! It is all yours. Now, that is one fabulous Mother’s Day gift!!!

Before we get into the details of how you can win all that cash, can I just gush a bit about Egg Beaters newest variety and why I am so excited about it (besides the fact that they are giving one of you a thousand bucks!)

My husband loves eggs -and I mean – he.really.loves.eggs. He eats them almost every day, no matter how often I try to tell him that I think he going a little overboard in the cholesterol dept.

When I told him that Egg Beaters now has a new version that is made from real eggs, but also has a touch of yolk to satisfy his eternal full-fat-yolk-cravings, he said, (and I quote,) “It has yolk in it? I am all over that!”

So, now he can eat his eggs and I can relax that, with 70% less fat and 75% less cholesterol than shell eggs, he is not killing himself. Thanks Egg Beaters – I appreciate that!

NOW, back to the money…

To make this contest as special as the prize, we decided to make it a Mother’s Day Photo Contest. As you may have noticed, I love photography. So I thought it would be perfect for 5 Minutes for Mom to hold a photo contest. Not only will I be thrilled to get a chance to see all of your motherhood-inspired photos, but you all can get in on the fun and go see some of the other photo entries yourself.

This is how it will work:

For the next week, we will accept entries. We are looking for photos that tell some sort of story of what motherhood means to you. They could be shots of you with your kids, your kids, you own mother, whatever you want.

Little Joan - Our mom when she was 3 yrs old.Here is a shot that is “Motherhood” to me. This is my Mom, Joan, when she was little. My mom is my hero. She loves and lives sacrificially for her children and grandchildren. I am the mother I am because of who she is.

I love looking at photos of my mother and grandmother. We mothers were all once babies ourselves, vulnerable and needing to be mothered and loved. I also love that Susan and my kids, especially Susan’s daughter Julia, bear a lot of resemblance to “little Joan.”

If you are a blogger, post your photo on your site and then come back here and add your link to the Mr. Linky. (In your post on your blog, you can explain that it is a part of this contest, link back here and, if you want, tell us a bit about your motherhood-inspired picture. Explaining your photo is totally optional. If it adds to it, write about it. If you would rather let the picture do all the talking, that is great too.)

If you are not a blogger – you can still play!!!
Just email us your photo, with the subject line Photo Contest, to 5minutesformom @ gmail dot com. (Please add your image into the copy of the email so that we do not have to open attachments.)

Voting is now OPEN.

If you are selected as a finalist, feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. That is fair game.

Voting will close May 9th at 9:00pm EST. We will announce the winner on Mothers Day May 11th.

Both Americans and Canadians are welcome to join this contest.

Voting is now OPEN.


  1. says

    OMG! I’ve been searching EVERYWHERE for a good contest where I could submit this photo! Thank you (and Egg Beaters–my husband loves them too!) for making this contest possible!

  2. says

    I added mine:) It was hard to choose between my mother and my grandmother, simply because I know my mom is the woman she is today because of her mom. I have 2 heros.

  3. says

    I love old pictures. I have so many of my family that I can wait until I can get them all scanned in.

    Great contest – I couldn’t pick just one picture. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to really honor the women who made me who I am. :)

  4. says

    I can’t believe I will be celebrating my first Mother’s Day as a mom this year! I love my baby girl so much it makes me realize the love my mom feels for me and her mom as well. My picture reminds me of the circle of life. Our lives continue with each generation.

  5. says

    This is a great contest. I feel bad for the person that has to narrow down the choices to 15! I love being a mom and I love seeing the joy that other moms have as well! Thanks for the great contest!

  6. says

    Could you delete the first Mozi Esme entry? I accidentally linked it to my general blog page instead of the photo post.

    And I am a US resident part of the year, so hope I still qualify . . .

  7. Ellinor Burke says

    This is a picture of my darling grandchildren, with their mom, she is sailing a38 ft sailboat, while being the greatest Mom

  8. says

    We’ve entered our photo on Mr. Linky , as KristiniaLeAnna. This is such a wonderful contest! I love being a Mommy and I always love having a great Mom this Mother’s Day and I hope I can be just as great to my soon to be 3 children as my Mother was to me!

  9. says

    Ok so for who ever wins here is the site you should go through to spend that money: Through this site you first choose a charity group you would like to support then you “shop the mall” (tons of your favorite stores). A percent of your sale goes straight to nonprofit you chose. Such an easy way to give, cause all you have to do is SHOP!!!!

  10. says

    I am really excited about the contest! I entered one of my favorite pictures of my daughter. She has such a gentle spirit, and a genuine love of animals. It’s reflected in the picture I call “Sunshine”. I can’t wait to see all the pictures everyone enters! A BIG WAVE to Fashion Paramedic for posting about the contest on her blog! Thanks Fashion!

  11. says

    I had never posted a picture of my daughter on my blog before because my hubby seems to have a problem with me doing that. But I could not pass this up. I love my picture and the $1000 possible prize makes it worthwhile. Hubby will just have to deal with it – ha!

  12. says

    I am soooo excited about this giveaway….it is fabulous…
    and I just love love love taking pictures…I couldn’t just decide on one picture…hope you have time to check mine out…

  13. says

    5 minutes for mom would be something like a vacation for my daughter who has 2 1/2 year old quadruplets (2 boys/2 girls) AND an older son who is 3 1/2. What represents motherhood to me is to have little grandchildren to help with. We are trying to potty train the quads and my picture shows how we’re doing on that project.

  14. says

    I’m hoping this will put my “motherhood” picture online. Trying to potty train 4 toddlers at one time can be party time, potty time or hair pulling time.

  15. says

    I linked to a post with a whole series of photos that sum up being a mother for me, but the second to last one sums it up best. I live for that smile and love that my job is to find ways to bring it out.

  16. says

    Oh, I’m so excited about this. I’m really enjoying looking at everyone’s photos, and reading the stories that go with them!

  17. says

    Ok, the pregnancy hormones are really kicking in… I was bawling my eyes out writing my blog for this contest. It’s tough reflecting on what mommyhood means to me. :) Can’t wait for this little guy to arrive!!! Thanks for having this contest!!!!!!!!!

  18. says

    Hey Moms … We had our fifth child back last year, and I was looking for flexible ways to make some extra money while she stayed home with kids. As we turned to the internet, and started researching different ideas, she continually ran into scam and spam at every turn. As I became more involved, we realized there were money making opportunities, they just need to be uncovered and understood. While much of this has been trial and error, we started to discover what was successful and what wasn’t. At this point, it was time to document some ideas and successes, and hopefully get some feedback and suggestion from other entrepreneurs. Of course, part of this blog in itself is not only to share ideas, but hopefully gather a viewer and referral base, to have more opportunities for everyone to be successful.


  19. says

    That photo of your mom is awesome. How darling! Thanks so much for offering the contest. This is fun – I can’t wait to see the other photos too.

  20. says

    I’ve so enjoyed seeing all the wonderful photos that have been posted so far. I’m sure glad I’m not the one that has to narrow the choices down to 15! GOod luck to everyone!

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  22. says

    I know this is late but please take a look at my photos. They are not the greatest but it is just very important to me if you at least take a look at them. Thanks! And thank you for having such a wonderful contest.

  23. Killlashandra says

    Good topic. I enjoyed thinking about what motherhood means, especially when it’s so easy to get distracted by it. 😉

  24. says

    I’m trying to put the banner on my website (WordPress) and it is not working. I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong because I’ve done this often and never had a problem. Any suggestions?

  25. says

    As an adoptive mom to three beautiful children through transracial adoption … and waiting for our two baby boys from Haiti … I love to celebrate the joys of motherhood. Thank you for giving us a way and reason to do so!

  26. silentbliss says

    It will be so interesting to see the pictures; wish we could see them all.
    Good Luck everyone and Happy Mothers Day!

  27. says

    Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful contest. It brought back so many wonderful memories for me! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!

  28. says

    Motherhood is how I found my strength and my purpose. I hope everyone else finds something equally as magical in their Mama moments.

    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

    OH-and my first post was the wrong link…it’s the 2nd that is the photo submission.

  29. says

    Ok, I posted once and realized my URL didn’t include the post. So, I posted again. Can you delete me from #207? Thanks for this wonderful contest!

  30. says

    Great Contest. My entry is up on my site … my three year daughter and my three year old grandaughter! Life can’t get any better than this!

    It’s all about Love!


  31. says

    There is a problem with your button code/ I have put into my blogger account four times and it will not allow me to have a picture it is just the word mother in quotations as a link and it does it both on the sidebar and in a blog post. I know how to do copy and paste codes so I know I am not messing something up! Please help. I would really like to enter these contests! Thanks so much in advance!

  32. says

    This is a precious contest. I would love to win the $1000.00 GC from American Express. Believe me, the possibility of me using it to go and see my mother (lives in a different city) and use it on her and the kids is great!! I visit her as often as possible. Thank you for the opportunity or chance to win. Go to my blog and read about her story related to the picture I posted. It’s precious!

  33. says

    I’m in! Hopefully not too late. Took me awhile to settle on this photo, but oh… it was so worth entering just so I could revisit my photoalbums again!

  34. says

    Thanks for offering this great contest. I’m submitting my entry again with the link to my actual post. I wasn’t thinking last time and only submitted the link to my site and the picture has since been pushed to page two!

  35. says

    I had taken this photo while we were camping at the lake. I had learned some new tricks about photography, and decided to try them out. I LOVE how the photos turned out, and I have even framed this one and another one, and hung them in our living room!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the $1000.

  36. says

    Nice to meet you. I really enjoyed taking a peak at the many pictures linked here, and now I’ve submitted one of my own. Thanks for the opportunity.

  37. says

    Thanks for the contest! I had a hard time and wasn’t able to get the code to work so I had to just link back to this page. I hope that’s ok.

  38. says

    Thank you so much for this contest! The end of April/beginning of May is a hard time for me now and this actually helped put it in better perspective. Happy Mother’s Day! :o)

  39. Carolyn says

    I enjoyed looking at all these photos of mothers and what they mean to each of them! It really “tugs on the heart strings”! Lovely contest! Thank you.

  40. says

    What a great contest! It’s made me want to do a blog with all the pics I think represent motherhood. There are sooooo many beautiful pictures that have been entered, I wish everyone the best of luck.


  41. says

    Wow! Thank you for this giveaway…it forced me to write down all of the great things I sometimes do not find the time to say or think about!! Plus, I took a trip down memory lane searching for pictures!!

  42. says

    I’ve had my picture up as my profile picture for a while. It’s my 20 m.o. greeting his new little sister after the 3 of us took a nap. Motherhood to me.. is those sweet moments.

  43. says

    OK there is nothing like a last minute entry!! First of all I couldn’t even get “five minutes” to read about the contest!! (Thank you dear children!!)
    Second of all…my children are crying while I write this comment…gotta go…Thanks for the great website!! I look forward to exploring!!

  44. Laura Cockrell says

    Wow! I hope I made it in time… There are so many beautiful pictures, I have been enchanted with looking at all of them! Have a terrific Mother’s Day!

  45. says

    Sorry I added the wrong link the first time. I just got so excited I was working to quickly and forgot to copy my post link and pasted in the last thing copied :)
    Thanks for the great contest and a special way to honor our Moms this Mother’s Day.

  46. says

    Thanks for this photo contest…It’s been a great way for me to think about my feelings about being a mom. Thanks to 5MinutesforMom and Egg Beaters!

  47. says

    Thank you for the chance to express these precious feelings and memories.

    Y’all are the best…Happy Mommies Day to you!!

  48. says

    I’ve entered a photo that I took of my youngest daughter’s song that she wrote for me. This is a pretty cool contest.

  49. says

    I entered this photo, not because it is professional quality, or because it has perfect composition, but becasue it captues the moment when my son was first handed to me. The guy behind the camera, of course, was the doting daddy. The haiku that accompanies it was written on the pseudo-anniversary (Easter Eve, so the date is not exact) of going into labor.

  50. says

    I have been trying to get the mother’s day button on my blog and for some reason it isn’t working. It shows up like a link that says mother’s but when I click on the link it doesn’t work. Am I doing something wrong?

  51. says

    Thanks so much for allowing me to tell this story. It is precious and heartbreaking. If I win, the gift card will go to their adoption case.

  52. says

    My son is adopted and my new name was given to my by his borthmother. She named me the HeartMommmy and herself the TummyMommy.

    This photo is from a day of hiking with my son. He is five yrs old and was so sweet to pick me a flower and tell me how much he loves me.

    My company is and we are in development. Please visit and look at our jewelry designs, comforting clothing for Mom and Baby.

    We are all a HeartMommy when we share our love.


  53. says

    I just found out about the contest and quickly posted an entry. Now I’m taking time to go through and look at all the entries. How precious!!!!! This is just blessin’ my socks off. Thank you for hosting such a cool event.

  54. Rachel says

    You’re killin’ me! :) I’ve been refreshing the page all day waiting for the finalists! I can’t WAIT! I’m so excited! :)

  55. says

    I would LOVE this prize. You can’t even begin to imagine what this would do for my family right now. Mother’s Day is going to be a day of celebration and sorrow all in one. My grandmother will most likely not live threw the week. I am meet with a surgeon on Wed. and I can only hope and pray that we can/do rule out breast cancer. This 33 yr old mommy is not ready to face this trial. My world has been rocked to its core in the last few hours.

    So…when I came across this I couldn’t help but think…what a blessing in our life when things are such a trial.

    :) Love in Him.

  56. says

    Oh, I just found this photo for another flashback carnival and remembered this contest. It is my absolute favorite photo with my mom. I am excited to enter it! Great contest.

    We love eggbeaters around here!

  57. says

    This photo is for my Mom…we are all best friends, my mom and my two sisters and I…My sister in law who it blonde and on the right side of her is shot in the this photo with us performing “Santa Baby” at our annual Christmas Talent Show.

    My mom is the very reason us girl dance and have the confidence we have…she gave that to us…and I adore this photo!

    Love egg beaters!!!

  58. says

    oops! I think I must have missed the deadline to enter my photo. Either way, what a great opportunity it gave me to reflect on my second Mother’s Day.

    *off to vote!*

  59. says

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find
    It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others
    like you helped me.


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