Win $500 in our Summer Fun Photo Contest

by Janice

Grab your camera – or search your archives – it is time for another photo contest here at 5 Minutes for Mom!

This time we are celebrating summer fun with our sponsor The Skinny Cow, who recently launched their newest too-good-to-be-true treat, Skinny Dippers.

Since my greatest weakness is dessert – especially ice cream -The Skinny Cow is my kind of company! I am all about indulging in my favorite treats in a responsible manner. That means finding treats that taste insanely good, but don’t pad my waist with a crazy amount of fat and calories.

So when The Skinny Cow wrote me to tell me about their latest creation, Skinny Dippers, it was all I could do to not jump in my car and go buy some of these dreamy treats.

Weighing in at just 80 calories per pop, the perfectly-portioned chocolate-dipped ice cream snacks are available in rich vanilla, creamy caramel and refreshing mint flavors. Skinny Dippers contain no trans fats or artificial sweeteners and are only 3 grams of fat, making them a great option for guilt-free indulgence for the entire family.

But before I went on a Skinny Dippers hunt, I thought, “Hmmmm… The Skinny Cow sounds like the perfect sponsor for a summer fun photo contest…”

Which brings us back to YOU and YOUR PHOTOS!!! Let’s have some photo contest/carnival fun!

The theme for the contest is Summer Fun – which leaves it wide open for your creativity. Your photos can be of kids, adults, animals… anything that represents summer fun to you! Just keep the shots family friendly please.

Here is how our “Summer Fun” photo contest/carnival will work:

  • For the next two weeks, we will accept entries. We are looking for photos that reveal the spirit of summer fun – however you want to do that. Entry deadline is Wednesday, August 13th, 3pm EST.
  • 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 and link back here. 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 Summer Fun 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.)
  • We will post the finalists on Friday, August 15th. 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. But 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 Friday, August 29th, 3pm EST. We will announce the winner the same day! :)

This contest is only open to US residents, and please enter only one of your best photos. (So sorry Canadians, Aussies, etc! As Canadians, we feel your pain! However if you are not a US resident and thus not eligible for the prizes, you can still participate in the carnival fun. In our Motherhood Photo Contest we had an Aussie who participated on her blog and won an honorable mention with her fantastic photo. So join in anyway – don’t miss out on the photo carnival fun–just be sure to state clearly in the entry that you are not eligible for the prize.)


Entries are now CLOSED. We will post the Finalists on Friday, August 15th.

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1 tabitha July 31, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Interesting…the photo I entered was named “Summer Fun”. As soon as I read about the contest I knew exactly which picture to enter.

2 Tara July 31, 2008 at 9:09 pm

What a fun contest! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Skinny Cow fudge bars. They are the best fudge bars ever. Seriously, get thee to the store and buy some right away. They rock.

3 Amy C. July 31, 2008 at 9:31 pm

I’m so excited for another photo contest! I think I’ll run to the store, buy some Skinny Dippers, and eat them one by one while I wait to see the contest results. :)
Thanks for the opportunity!

4 Sarah Galbraith July 31, 2008 at 9:34 pm

oohh, i am so excited…I have never entered my pictures in a contest before!! thanks for having these!! i cant wait to try the skinny cow bars!

5 peppylady July 31, 2008 at 10:00 pm

I’ll be working on it.

6 Grasping for Objectivity in my Subjective Life July 31, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Oh I LOVE your photo contests!! I hope you don’t mind that I couldn’t narrow it down to just ONE entry – that’s asking a lot!! I read your rules multiple times and it didn’t say anything about one entry per person, so I’m having summer fun picking out my summer fun pictures!!!
Thanks, ladies, you are the best!!

7 Kristi July 31, 2008 at 10:53 pm

I entered a photo of my two daughters heading down an enchanting path towards the beach this Summer. This is one of my favorite photos of them because it tells a story of its own: little Meredith following her big sister Lydia and the purity and wonder of childhood! Thanks for the contest!

8 Nancy July 31, 2008 at 10:53 pm

The post I linked to has 3 pictures in it, but since the rules say to submit 1, I’d like to submit the first one, of my son being thrown by Dad.

So hard to pick just one!

9 Annie July 31, 2008 at 11:04 pm

I entered one of my daughter having a wonderful time on the beach. We live near the coast of South Carolina, and the beach is summer fun for us! Great contest.

10 Jen-The Mom July 31, 2008 at 11:05 pm

I’m entered, thanks for the fabulous contest!

11 Adventures In Babywearing July 31, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Oh how fun! I have a feeling I am not eligible, but I LOVE SKINNY COWS!!!


12 workout mommy July 31, 2008 at 11:23 pm

summer fun for us always means the beach!

13 Grasping for Objectivity in my Subjective Life August 1, 2008 at 12:52 am

Oops (blush) I guess I’m not so good at reading directions after all.

14 I'm The Mom (Stacy) August 1, 2008 at 8:10 am

I love your photo contests!!!

15 Shannon, PHAT Mommy August 1, 2008 at 8:34 am

Kids, swimming and colorful popsicles – that definitely says summer!

16 Lucrecia August 1, 2008 at 9:25 am

We love summer here, its hard to pick just one picture. I look forward to seeing all the fun shots!

17 Carol August 1, 2008 at 9:40 am

Thanks for the chance!

18 Jo-Jo August 1, 2008 at 10:29 am

I love taking pictures and if nothing else at least some people may come look at my beautiful kids! Thanks for the contest!

19 Kristena August 1, 2008 at 10:31 am

Thanks for the great contest! Summer + Babies = Awesome Cuteness. :)

20 Faerylandmom August 1, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Mine’s up! I’ve got a killer sweet tooth, so here’s hoping I win!

21 lori-hearttooheart August 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Yipee! Another photo contest! I enjoy the contests so much. It’s fun to look at all the entries!

WOW! $500.00 would be awesome. It would be a great help on back to school shopping! It’s sad to see summer winding down already! The upside, we’ll have lots of fun memories to keep us through the long winter while looking forward to next summer!

Thanks a bunch 5 minutes for moms for another generous opportunity to win something great!

~Lori R.

22 Gina August 1, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Thanks for this contest. I already make a post about this in my blog. Cheers.

23 Pheobie August 1, 2008 at 5:06 pm

What a great contest! I knew the exact picture I was going to use when I read the title. I can’t wait to see others’ pictures.

24 Sky August 1, 2008 at 9:52 pm

I love seeing all of the summer fun photos!

25 Rachel August 1, 2008 at 10:23 pm

This is so cool! I’m entering mine.

26 Valerie Mitchell August 1, 2008 at 11:01 pm

What a wonderful prize!

27 Kendra August 1, 2008 at 11:11 pm

How fun! This is my first time on this site, but I have to enter my picture of my chubby baby in her swimsuit!

28 Christine the Soccer Mom August 2, 2008 at 12:10 am

What a fun contest! And I’ve been SO busy with pictures this Summer. The one I linked to is just one of my favorites of my girls from early Summer.

29 Stacy August 2, 2008 at 12:36 am

This is the first time that I have entered a photo contest online. This is really neat.

30 Amanda August 2, 2008 at 6:59 am

I didn’t mean to post twice. The first post I just linked my blog and not the actual pictures. Great contest!

31 Melissa August 2, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Awesome contest ladies! :o)

32 Jenni August 2, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Oooh…great contest! I’m so excited!

33 girlymama August 2, 2008 at 5:15 pm

LOVE this!! everyone has SUCH great pictures!

34 Anissa August 2, 2008 at 5:45 pm

This looks like so much fun — Thanks for the contest — I added my photo to my blog.

35 Angie August 2, 2008 at 6:14 pm

This is such a fun idea, can’t wait to see all the fun pictures!

36 Rachael August 2, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Great idea! I’m really loving everyone’s pictures!

37 Karyn Hughes August 2, 2008 at 9:55 pm

I love summer pictures!

38 Francesca August 2, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Great pics!! I love summer!!

39 Stephanie B. Shaw August 2, 2008 at 10:27 pm

What a great idea! I’m entering one of my favorite pictures ever.

40 Rene' August 2, 2008 at 11:54 pm

This is my first blog photo contest! It was so fun to go through my photo archives of summer pic’s! Hard to choose though. I hope I win $500. the day before my BIRTHDAY! I will have to celebrate with the Skinny Cow! ;o)

41 Heidi August 3, 2008 at 12:26 am

Fun Fun! I was torn on which photo to enter. Went with one of my favorites. :)

42 Sarah August 3, 2008 at 12:37 am

I am new to blogging, but I am really enjoying it! Thanks for the fun photo contest!!!

43 Daneen August 3, 2008 at 12:59 am

I would LOVE if you could erase my last name from my post….

44 DJ August 3, 2008 at 11:53 am

Lots of great photos! My photo is now up, Thanks.

45 Lara August 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm

this is my first contest. yay! :)

46 Amy August 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Thanks for having such a fun contest for us wanna be photographers!

47 Jolie August 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm

What a great contest and can’t wait to go to the grocery store!

48 Midwest Mommy August 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm

You guys are the best!
Thanks for the contest. I’ll be sure to try some of those skinny cows!

49 Erin August 3, 2008 at 6:41 pm

For some reason my link isn’t working. Sorry about that. Anyway, it’s Thanks!

50 Kim August 3, 2008 at 7:16 pm

I have seen so many great pictures! Do we vote after the 15th when the finalist are anounced? Kim

51 Michelle August 3, 2008 at 7:40 pm

This is the first contest that I have ever entered! Thanks for the opportunity. I have never eaten a Skinny Cow, but I would sure like to be one! HaHa!

52 Becca Carter August 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Gave this site a mention and posted the photo I would have entered if I didn’t live in Canada.

And I definitely want Skinny Dippers now!

53 Army Wife August 3, 2008 at 9:15 pm

This is a great idea! I love this site and I love seeing all the pics that have been submitted.

54 Hotomom August 3, 2008 at 11:03 pm

I love my picture entry. I believe it shows how much swimming can be for little ones.

55 Midwest Mommy August 3, 2008 at 11:41 pm

I love this contest for many reasons!
I have to say it is the only contest where I have actually kept coming back to check out everyone’s photos. I love taking pics and I love seeing what other people are doing.
This is great!

56 staciesmadness August 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm

it’s the first picture in this post…my son is a trip! :)

57 Steph August 4, 2008 at 12:30 pm

I love skinny cow, and I am looking forward to seeing everyones entries! Thanks for hosting this fun contest. :)


58 ExtraordinaryMommy August 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Thank you for this contest! Summer is my favorite time of year…I knew just what picture I wanted to enter. Can’t wait to look through everyone’s photos!

59 tuesday August 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

I love looking at everyones pictures, thank you!

60 Janis August 4, 2008 at 3:57 pm

How hard it was to choose just one! :)

61 Lisa August 4, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Ive never entered a photo contest before. How fun is this?? I love all the photos of Summer Fun.

62 Amanda August 4, 2008 at 4:48 pm

SO excited to see who wins!

63 Terri August 4, 2008 at 6:44 pm

This is a blast for this photo fanatic!! Another excuse to take a million pictures!

64 Stephanie Reed August 4, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Thanks for the wonderful contest. Thanks your cool sponsor, too!

65 alfredsmom August 4, 2008 at 9:45 pm

exciting! I loved looking at everyone else’s pictures!

66 ikate August 5, 2008 at 6:48 am

Fun! Now I must go get some Skinny Cow – oh how I love those things!

67 Hannah C. August 5, 2008 at 9:43 am

I am the Hannah C. in the contest! My daughter is sliding into a pool in the picture.

Thanks for the fun contest!!

68 Jentifa August 5, 2008 at 10:48 am

Thanks for having this great contest It gave me a home for my favorite picture from this summer :-)

Picture is under Jennifer @

69 Nicole August 5, 2008 at 10:50 am

I’m excited about the contest! I had the perfect picture to enter of my 2 year old daughter swinging!

70 Lindsey August 5, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Looks like everyone had a great summer!

71 JENEE` August 5, 2008 at 1:03 pm

My picture is of my little girl chasing waves in California. The picture was snapped right before the wave got her and was totally soaked. The picture on my blogs header is of the same beach. ENJOY!

72 Mrs. H August 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Posted my pic! Thanks for the contest! Thanks to Skinny Dippers as well!

73 Bevelry August 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Thanks for this very fun contest! My entry is actually the second picture (the one of my little girl) on the blog entry.

74 Brandee August 5, 2008 at 6:10 pm

Great contest. Love all the pictures!

75 Minnesotamom August 5, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Hiya! Could you possibly delete my accidental entry (yeah, no link…I’m a genius), #167 and just leave up the one with the link? Sorry ’bout that!

76 Caitlin August 5, 2008 at 7:16 pm

I love photo contests, and certainly wouldn’t be disappointed about winning that prize!

77 Holly August 5, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Thanks for hosting the contest. I love seeing the final entries.

78 Sarah August 5, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Some great photos there, ladies!

79 Holly August 5, 2008 at 11:31 pm

fun fun summer – so glad to let you be a part of it!

80 Nikowa August 5, 2008 at 11:55 pm

Very cool contest!

81 Erica August 6, 2008 at 1:13 am

Okeydoke, I’ve entered. Should be fun….

82 pineapple princess August 6, 2008 at 1:39 am

I love kids.

I love water.

I love kids having fun in the water.

I also love skinny cow.

Thanks for the fun contest!

83 Marie King August 6, 2008 at 3:39 am

Thanks for the contest and the blog!

Peace Out

84 Becky August 6, 2008 at 7:39 am

Thanks for such a fun contest!!

85 Amy R. August 6, 2008 at 9:19 am

Thanks for having this fun contest! I love skinny cow bars!

86 Heartofamommy August 6, 2008 at 11:03 am

This is sooo much fun!

87 Ashley August 6, 2008 at 12:33 pm

What a fun summer contest! I love browsing through all of the pics….looks like everyone is having LOTS of fun this summer!

88 Jen August 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Great contest. I enjoyed looking through all the fun photos.

89 Tina - Golden Goodness August 6, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Ooo, come see my picture and enter me! :)

90 Allison Byrd August 6, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I love skinny cows and I love seeing the pictures of all the cute kids enjoying summer!

91 Geri C August 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Whoo-hoo! What a great contest! I have seen so many great pics. Thanks!

92 Toni August 6, 2008 at 4:05 pm

What a fun idea!! I love looking at everyone else’s “spirit of summer fun” – cherishing the moments as it will come to an end all too soon – here in the midwest anyway :)

Thanks for the photo opportunity!

93 Layla August 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm

*crosses fingers and prays*

….this is the first photo contest I have participated in….good luck to all!

94 Val August 6, 2008 at 8:05 pm

All the summer pics are amazing….kinda making me sad that summer is nearing an end. Need to move south, way south…..keep summer alive!

95 Gwyn Valverde August 6, 2008 at 8:31 pm

This is fun. What great pics!!!

96 Liz August 6, 2008 at 8:56 pm

What a fun contest! I just put my link up!

97 Lana August 7, 2008 at 8:39 am

What a fun contest! This is fun!

98 Mel August 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

Thanks for another great giveaway. I have loved looking at all the pictures. I do not envy the person who has to narrow them down!!!

99 Amy August 7, 2008 at 11:15 am

I just entered and am #231….here is my comment.

Thanks for the chance!

100 Marc August 7, 2008 at 12:13 pm

From the Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millenium Park

101 Toni August 7, 2008 at 1:46 pm

I have posted my pic… here is the link…

102 Erinn August 7, 2008 at 3:03 pm

great giveaway girls! Way to go! It was hard picking my favorite picture… I’d hate to be the one narrowing down the field!

103 Chef's Widow August 7, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Catcher & Louisiana Splash Fest 2008

104 Heidi August 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Wow what a great contest!! Thank you so much!

105 Jaimee August 7, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Awesome contest! Lots of fun photos!

106 Pamela Kramer August 8, 2008 at 12:38 am

Keeping our fingers crossed over here. Great contest. Thank you!

107 Mahina August 8, 2008 at 12:52 am

what a fun contest! it’s been fun to look through so many of the photo’s! it’s going to be tough to choose, i’m sure!

this is the first time i have visited your blog. seems like a great place for moms! thanks!

108 Perry August 8, 2008 at 3:02 am

Many great photos and thought I would throw mine into the ring. However, I am clearly the minority here being the stay at home dad! :-)

109 Anna August 8, 2008 at 3:13 am

Awwww, I was so excited till I read ‘not open to Canadians’.
It was a fun task anyway, thanks for the idea!

110 CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) August 8, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I’m all posted!

111 Just Jamie August 8, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Skinny Cow … mmm… Skinny Dippers? Holy Delicious sounding!

Swimming pics, of course. If that’s not summer fun for my kids, then I don’t know what is. Looking forward to seeing the finalists.

112 Heather August 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm

I don’t envy your job…having to choose between all those cute pictures. I only regret not entering a fun silly picture of both my boys enjoying the summer.

113 Amanda Skinner August 8, 2008 at 4:18 pm

The Skinney Dippers sound yummy, and I need to lose some baby weight, so if I win maybe I’ll buy $500 worth of Skinny Dippers!! Hmm, then again, maybe that’s not the best way to lose weight…anyhow, here’s my entry!

114 Meleah August 8, 2008 at 4:54 pm

What a fun contest!!! I love summer and what a fun way to see what everyone loves about the best time of the year!

115 Jaci Spain August 8, 2008 at 8:33 pm

This is my first contest to enter with ya’ll! I’m looking forward to being a part of it! Thanks!

116 Liz August 8, 2008 at 9:48 pm

I ended up linking twice…sorry! I did it wrong the first time. I now have my correct link up.

117 sandi lou August 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm

what a great contest! thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it!

118 Anissa August 9, 2008 at 1:53 am

Oh it was hard, but my wonderful readers were kind enough to help me pick the perfect picture. It has been fun participating and you haven’t even picked a winner yet!

Thanks for the chance to win, can’t wait to see the finalists.

119 ashley August 9, 2008 at 3:04 am

saw this on a friends blog and had to enter, but i will be emailing in my photo, can’t wait to see what you guys pick!

120 Z's Mom August 9, 2008 at 9:07 am

Hi all….what a cool contest. Those skinny cows are making me hungry. I can’t remember who turned me on to this site, but glad I found it.

All of those pictures are great!!!!

(but pick mine, pick mine…) ;)

121 Angela August 9, 2008 at 9:23 am

I entered this contest using a photo of some flowers my kids brought me. Hope you enjoy!

122 Vera August 9, 2008 at 10:20 am

Great contest!

123 Dana August 9, 2008 at 11:27 am

Man, it sure would be exciting to win! I’ve never won an online contest yet so maybe my chances are getting better? I MUST think positively. I’m sure there are lots of fabulous photos out there. Have fun choosing!

124 Stacy G. August 9, 2008 at 2:58 pm

At the recommendation of another friend who entered this contest, I decided it’d be fun to just submit.

125 brandy August 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm

yeah i entered i hope i win. i really need this money.

126 Megans Aunt Cee Cee August 9, 2008 at 11:39 pm

LOVE this idea! We are so excited to participate!!

127 jen August 10, 2008 at 12:56 am

summer fun! i can’t wait to see all the pictures…i know the perfect one for my/our entry!

128 Karen S August 10, 2008 at 9:16 am

How fun! I entered Boys’ Dream…a boating trip with the family…sunny-salty fun and ice cream!!!


129 Jen August 10, 2008 at 3:33 pm

What a great way to end the summer. Thanks for hosting the contest.

130 Apryle August 10, 2008 at 5:29 pm

This is our first photo contest and Im excited to see how everything goes!! Good Luck To Everyone!

131 Ann August 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Hey, this was my first contest to enter and it was so much fun to try and find and/or take the best picture that captures summer. I had it narrowed down to three and this one was my favorite – the popsicle! Thanks for doing this!

132 Ruth August 10, 2008 at 11:05 pm

What fun! Now to go explore the other entries ….

133 Tina Wright August 11, 2008 at 3:19 am

Please enter me into your contest I would love to win.
Your site is really fun & amazing.

134 Joanna August 11, 2008 at 8:51 am

Great contest idea for the end of the summer!

135 Secret Agent Mama August 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

My submission was originally a Love Thursday post that I do often. It’s of my dad and my kids, on a hot summer day!!

136 Shelley August 11, 2008 at 10:07 am

Cool contest!!

137 c.f. August 11, 2008 at 10:58 am

Summer is almost over for us. We start school in a few days, but our wonderful summer memories will last a lifetime.

138 danandmarsh August 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm

This is one great contest. Should be alot of fun!

139 Judith Shakespeare August 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Great contest! Thanks!

140 Tanya August 11, 2008 at 11:10 pm

What a FUN contest! Thanks :)

141 Jessica Dietzel August 11, 2008 at 11:28 pm

I love your photo contest. Hope i get a chance to win!

142 yvette August 12, 2008 at 12:01 am

I love skinny cow bars – just as much as I love swimming in the lake during the summer. My entry is #309, taken at sunset on Lake Minnetonka, MN. Thanks for your consideration of my lake-action, summer fun photo!


143 Tracy B August 12, 2008 at 12:22 am

At 80 calories, I can have two and still not feel terrible! This will be a hard contest to judge!

144 Leah Juarez August 12, 2008 at 12:52 am

Just entered via e-mail!! Great contest…Thanks!!
:D :D :D

145 Marisa August 12, 2008 at 2:52 am

What a fun contest, I’ve had so much fun looking through the pictures.

146 Alexis August 12, 2008 at 9:12 am

Great contest! I’m posted. :)

147 Melissa August 12, 2008 at 9:32 am

What a fun theme. Thanks!

148 John Deere Mom August 12, 2008 at 9:41 am

What an awesome contest! And to be sponsored by ice cream? It’s like it was made for me! ;)

149 Lisa August 12, 2008 at 10:41 am

Who could ask for a better combination? Summer Fun and Skinny Cow!!

150 Rachel August 12, 2008 at 11:29 am

I don’t have a blog yet (will soon!) and I’m not sure how to embed a photo into the email without it showing up as an attachment, so I hope it’s okay if I directly link to the image in an online album!

151 Debbie August 12, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Great contest! And I do love the Skinny Cow!

152 Tonya August 12, 2008 at 12:54 pm

what a great way to end the summer! You guys rock :)

153 Beau August 12, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I am very excited to have just joined the many mommy bloggers! You two are a great team! Thanks for guiding the way!

Wonderful contest! Who doesn’t love sharing pics of their precious little ones!

154 corrielaura August 12, 2008 at 4:26 pm

what a great contest, can’t wait to see the finalists!

155 Christine August 12, 2008 at 4:55 pm

There are some great summer photos here! I can’t wait to finish looking at them. I knew right away exactly which photo of my kids to enter :)

156 Amy Nabors August 12, 2008 at 5:21 pm

it was tough to pick a favorite summer photo. can’t wait to see the finalist.

157 Beverly August 12, 2008 at 5:45 pm

I just loaded my picture. I had a hard time deciding.

158 Natalie August 12, 2008 at 6:04 pm

So fun! Thanks for hosting such a terrific contest!

159 michelle August 12, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Hello, what a great contest & lots of fun! I entered one of my daughter swimming as that is what she has GREATLY enjoyed this summer! :) Thanks, Michelle

160 Amberlee August 12, 2008 at 8:01 pm

I had a few fun summer pictures to choose from but by far, this is the perfect picture! What do you think? Thanks for the great contest! Can’t wait to see the results :)

161 Kathryn August 12, 2008 at 8:11 pm

Yay! I love these contests.
You can go ahead and delete #349 cuz I added my link wrong. Sorry about that!

162 Heather August 12, 2008 at 9:03 pm

I almost forgot about this – the first picture (not the collages) is my entry…

163 Dawn August 12, 2008 at 9:31 pm

What a fun contest! Thanks for hosting this.

164 Rebecca August 12, 2008 at 9:38 pm

I feel blessed that my friend Jenn told me about this contest. I have never entered a contest like this before so let the FUN begin!

I am submitting our two daughters who love to play out side everyday especially in the water and with each other. I like this picture because it clearly shows how much fun our girls have even being 6 years apart! It’s not too often your oldest daughter (12) wants to play with her little sister (6) ;)

165 Rebecca August 12, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Also, Thank you so much for having me participate in your contest! I have never done anything like this before…. I never knew I would get this nervous, excited, and feel like a kid again! Thank you!

166 Annette August 12, 2008 at 9:50 pm

What a fun contest!!!

167 Meg Munson August 12, 2008 at 9:52 pm

I LOVE this contest! There are some really great pictures on here and it looks like everyone is really enjoying their summer!

Good luck to all who have entered!

168 Annette August 12, 2008 at 9:53 pm

I had so much fun looking at all the pictures that were submitted that I decided to enter too!

169 Summer August 12, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Thanks for another fun giveaway opportunity!

170 Forgetfulone August 12, 2008 at 10:45 pm

I almost forgot! And we love Skinny Cow at our house. Great contest. Good luck to everyone!

171 Michele August 12, 2008 at 10:47 pm

What a great contest! I’ve entered and now am excited to go look at all the other entries.

172 Rebecca August 12, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Thank you for the fun contest! Here is a picture of me and my girlfriends water babies lol

173 Cindy Reed August 12, 2008 at 11:01 pm

What a fun contest!! I’ve entered my photo — but e-mailed it rather than providing a URL.

Thanks!! :o)

174 Shannon (My3Sons) August 12, 2008 at 11:05 pm

I’m so excited to find this site and enter this contest. Thanks to my friend Rebecca for letting me know about it! So many cute pics!!!

175 Just a Flipflop Mom August 12, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Thanks for letting me enter!! Ü What a fun contest!!!

176 Sweet Serendipity August 12, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Great contest and some great competition! Crossing my fingers :D

177 Earth Muffin August 12, 2008 at 11:38 pm

Pick me! Oh, pick me! Pick me!

178 Cameron August 12, 2008 at 11:48 pm

I am so excited about entering your contest! I have really enjoyed looking at the entries and can’t wait to see the finalists!

179 MaryBeth August 12, 2008 at 11:51 pm

I had a tough time choosing which of my photos most clearly screamed “summer fun”… I hope I made a good choice!?!

180 bridge August 13, 2008 at 12:17 am

love the contest…great theme.

181 Melanie August 13, 2008 at 12:50 am

Thanks for the contest!!!! Love your site and can’t wait to see the finalist!!!!

182 Paul August 13, 2008 at 1:09 am

My wife entered a picture of our daughter on her blog but I couldn’t resist entering this picture of my son! This has motivated me to start blogging.

183 Paul August 13, 2008 at 1:25 am

I posted the wrong URL….ooops, I figured it out. You can tell I don’t blog much.

184 Denise August 13, 2008 at 1:54 am

What a great contest. LOVE looking at all the wonderful photos!

185 owlhaven August 13, 2008 at 2:01 am

How fun!
I had a terrible time choosing a photo!


186 corrine August 13, 2008 at 2:50 am

OK so I had a hard time finding a “good” picture. I think I need a new camera :) but I tried…It was fun looking at everyone’s photos..some really cool ones…probably hard to narrow it down, so I will help you..PICK ME! :)

187 Bree August 13, 2008 at 4:22 am

thank you for this chance! I had so many pictures I could have posted, but this one has always stuck in my mind when I think of the kids in the summer! :)

188 keri August 13, 2008 at 7:47 am

I’ve got my pic up… “Days of Summer!”

189 Amber August 13, 2008 at 8:59 am

This is a great site! Thanks for hosting the contest (sorry about my redo!).

190 The Apron Queen August 13, 2008 at 9:04 am

Couldn’t make up my mind which post best represented summer. Ended up submitting three. Feel like I’m suffing the ballot box! :) Please let me know if I can’t have more than 1 entry & I’ll decide which one I really like best!

Thanks for the great contest!

191 Laura S. August 13, 2008 at 9:36 am

Saw this contest posted on another’s friends blog and couldn’t resist. What a great idea.

192 Sarah Buki August 13, 2008 at 9:38 am

I dont know how you are going to choose. Just looking at all the photos. There are some really artistic ones, really fun ones, and silly ones. Great shots ladies!!!

193 Shelley August 13, 2008 at 10:17 am

Oh, it was so hard to pick one picture!!! Thanks for another fun contest! Y’all are the best.

194 Stephanie August 13, 2008 at 10:20 am

I’ve never entered a contest before; now I have. They say you never forget your first…

195 Stephanie August 13, 2008 at 10:22 am

Oops, spelled something wrong in my URL, and I’m sure thousands of people will want to flock to my blog after enjoying my witty comments…so here it is spelled right this time…fingers crossed.

196 Tanya August 13, 2008 at 10:28 am

Such great photos from everyone!!

I just entered mine :o)

197 Andrea J August 13, 2008 at 10:43 am

Fun Summer contest!! There are a lot of great photos. Good luck choosing the finalist :)

198 Erika J. August 13, 2008 at 11:23 am

My husband and I have been on Weight Watchers for several weeks now and recently discovered Skinny Cow products. I have tried the Skinny dippers and I love them! Although the store didn’t carry the mint flavor, I will have to keep an eye out for that one! Yum! These products let you feel like you are indulging without all of the calories and fat!

199 Lori August 13, 2008 at 11:24 am

How fun! Living in Orlando we have summer 75% of the year… lol! I entered a pic of my sun playing in the pond, I mean puddle created by one of our many afternoon storms

200 Erin August 13, 2008 at 11:28 am

What a fun contest and great pictures!

201 Mommee23 August 13, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I thought these represented summer in different ways. To my son, summer is about climbing and exploring. To my husband, its fishing. My dd2 loves camping because she gets her dad all to herself lol. She loves playing in the sand.

202 jenny August 13, 2008 at 12:41 pm

There are some really great photos on here.

203 photomommy August 13, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Yay! A contest! Glad I made it in time!

My entry is here.

204 Tammy W. August 13, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Hard to pick just one when you have 6 kids but here are the girls having a blast building a sandcastle at the beach.

205 Cheri August 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm

What a great contest idea! There are so many beautiful pictures out there! Good luck everyone!

206 Gina August 13, 2008 at 2:12 pm

I knew exactly what photo to enter. Little boys in the dirt is the epitome of summer fun! Mmm.. Skinny cow sounds yummy!

207 Jessica Stier August 13, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Yay! I made it in time. It was hard to pick one!


208 Sarah August 13, 2008 at 2:15 pm

What a generous giveaway!

There are some truly amazing photos on here. WOW…y’all have your work cut out for you!

209 Connie August 13, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Phew, made it….

210 Krissy Alexander August 13, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Pick me, pick me!!! :)

211 Lil Foots Mommy August 13, 2008 at 2:41 pm
212 Dawn Hudson August 13, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Really hope we win! Great idea now that summer is wrapping up!


213 Janet August 13, 2008 at 2:49 pm
214 Roxanne at TG Photography August 13, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Yea ! Thanks for allowing me to enter the contest. I had known about it a while back and then forgot!


215 Sandy (Momisodes) August 13, 2008 at 3:03 pm

I have 5 minutes left!!! I just entered and posted my entry :) Thanks so much for the opportunity!

216 Sandy (Momisodes) August 13, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Sorry, here’s my link:

217 TheAngelForever August 13, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Thanks so much for the summer fun :) It has been great going to look at all of the summer time photos.

218 Kristen Archer August 13, 2008 at 3:13 pm

I love photography! I saw this link from my friends website and I had to enter this picture of my little girl. She is so hilarious!

219 Jamy Bailey August 13, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Yay for contests! Especiallyl where I get to show off my cute kids! The problem is always the same: picking a favorite…

220 Lisa August 13, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Love summer, love photos, love kids. What a great idea!!

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