As I sit here watching the wee ones play together, carefully discussing what the rules of their new made-up game, I smile. Later, watching them run and jump and shriek while at open gym, I’ll be smiling again. They are the light of my life, and they make my smile light up the world.
You have people who make you smile, too – whether they’re your children or your friends or your parents or someone else. If you’re anything like me, you’re a little self-conscious about your smile, but if you capture the winning photo for the Who Makes You Smile? contest, you could in for a treat. The winning entry will get an all-expenses paid trip to New York City, $1,000 spending money, and a professional photo shoot. Now that’s something to make you smile!
How to Enter the Contest
All you need to do is capture a photo of you with someone who makes you smile (if it is a child, you must be the guardian) and upload it to the Who Makes You Smile? contest website along with a description of why that person makes you smile in 140 or fewer characters. Entries are being accepted now through February 24. Don’t wait until the last moment – there are daily winners selected randomly from the entries who win whitening kits, on the go whitening pens, or lip gloss / whitening products. You can even enter a new photo every day during the contest period.
Once you’ve uploaded your photo, get those votes rolling in. There are two categories of winners – one grand prize winner who gets the trip to NYC and three regional winners. Regional winners must live within 100 miles of Troy MI, Philadelphia PA, Aventura FL, Austin TX, or Beverly Hills CA. They will win a teeth whitening treatment from a dentist located in the applicable regional prize Location – so if you’re near there, that’s even more incentive to enter. Because the top five photos who receive the most votes overall will be eligible for the grand prize judging and the top three in each region will be eligible for the regional prize judging, you want to convince your friends, family, and even your mailman to vote for you!
The contest will be judged on originality of the submission, as well as how well it fits the theme of Who Makes You Smile? So think about it… you already know who makes you smile. Now you just have to figure out how to share that feeling with the world. There’s a trip to New York on the line, after all!
In the interest of full disclosure, I was compensated for writing this post. All opinions, however, remain my own.
Written by contributor Michelle who suddenly feels the urge to run to the bathroom to brush her teeth – again – to ensure a whiter smile. You can find out what makes her smile at her blog Honest & Truly! or smile along with her on Twitter where you can find her as @honestandtruly.