Are You – Or Do You Know – America’s Most Deserving Mom?
Nominate America’s Most Deserving Mom to win a new car AND a fabulous vacation in Florida’s Emerald Coast!
-April Daniels Hussar
Florida’s Emerald Coast is running a fun contest right now to crown “America’s Most Deserving Mom,” just in time for Mother’s Day. The official grand prize is awesome: a 2011 Buick Enclave, one-week stay for six in a luxurious Destin beach house courtesy of Southern Resorts, round-trip airfare and $1,000 spending money. Sweet!
The campaign, interestingly, is made possible through $1.56 million grant from BP. According to an Emerald Coast spokesperson, “The Emerald Coast, which encompasses Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, was only affected perceptually by the oil spill, but not physically.”
She continues, “While the entire Gulf Coast was damaged by the media portrayal of oil on the beaches, only a couple of our neighbors to the West saw actual oil on the beaches.”
So this is a great way to spread some love – not just for the most deserving mom you know, but for our friends in Florida who are still recovering from the oil spill — in more ways than one.
To enter — create a video telling the world in one minute or less why your mom (or wife or sister or BFF) warrants the honor and grand prize. All videos can be submitted to the Emerald Coast Facebook page – www.facebook.com/floridasemeraldcoast – until Apr. 24; once uploaded, voting begins and entrants are encouraged to share the video with family and friends to accumulate votes – one vote per day, per user.
The promotion ends on Mother’s Day, May 8, and announcing ‘America’s Most Deserving Mom’ one week later. The top 10 videos, as voted on by the general population, will go to a committee on Mother’s Day, where the winning video will be selected.
I have to say – just having one of these videos made about me would pretty much make my mother’s day! (Hint, hint!)