Mothers Day Essay Contests

DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2017 – 11:59PM

This year for Mother’s Day, in honor of the strength and commitment mothers provide for their children and families, Swift River and Shame Kills are proud to sponsor the “My Mother, My Hero” essay contest. This contest is free with a $200 prize for the winning essay!

In the world of addiction, it is often the families who help pull a loved one out of the clutches of substance abuse. It’s through their support that many people find healing, and quite often it is a mom (or a mother figure) who is always there in a time of need. Of course, it’s also likely that a mom has been hurt most in watching her child suffer the pain of addiction, which doesn’t just affect the addict, it touches everyone in their life.

In 250 words or less, tell us why your mother is your hero.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://www.swiftriver.com/my-mother-my-hero/

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WHAT HAS SHE DONE TO LIFT YOU UP AND KEEP YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

HOW HAS SHE INFLUENCED OR INSPIRED YOU?

HOW HAS SHE HELPED YOU STAY ON THE PATH TOWARDS HEALING?

2018 MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD

Every year the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center holds a "Mom of the Year" essay contest. This essay is open to all mother or mother figures of current University of Illinois students. All mother's of the essay entrants are acknowledged during the University of Illinois Black Chorus Mom's Day concert on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm held at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Please write to the to theme of "My First Lady." Share how your mother/mother figure has been the "First Lady" in your life.

The maximum number of essay submissions is 15. Do not delay in submitting your essay on your mother's behalf!

Copy and paste this link to submit your essay: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/4490

All essay submissions are due Sunday, April 1, 2018 by 11:59 pm.

Congratulations to Jocelyn Hines-Williams for winning the 2017 Mom of the Year Award!

The essay winner will be announced Saturday, April 14, 2018 at The University of Illinois Black Chorus Mom's Day Concert at 7:30 pm.

Every essay submitter will recieve two (2) complimentary tickets to the Mom's Day Concert to attend with their Mother/Mother Figure.

 

The tickets will be at the Krannert Ticket Office in Will Call under the name of the student who submitted the essay. 

 

If you have any questions contact Ashley M. Davis, Assistant Director, at adavis2@illinois.edu

 

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