2010 Adults’ Essay Event

We’re looking for your point of view! Share with us your favorite stories about your family and food. What is a personal food success you or your family has had? What is your favorite family tradition regarding meals or food? What is your all-time favorite mealtime memory? How does your family make mealtimes and healthy eating fun? What is your favorite story about cooking with your family?  How about physical activities you share as a family or even a combination of both physical activities AND food?!

Submission deadline extended! E-mail submissions to Attachment Parenting International (API) at essaycontest@attachmentparenting.org. Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 24.

Guidelines: Essays should be 100 to 300 words in length. Only one submission per person. The theme is “Full of Love: Parenting to Meet Emotional and Physical Needs for Healthy Children.” Preference will be given to firsthand experiences of those who practice AP in their families. There is no fee to participate. Include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number at the beginning of the message. Essays should be placed directly into the body of the e-mail message.

Eligible participants: Essays may be submitted by API members (including API Leaders and members of the API Professional Associates and API Professional Colleague programs), as well as non-members. Members of API’s Volunteer Staff cannot participate in this event, although API Leaders who do not serve in another API staff position are welcome to participate.

Prizes: The top essays entered (up to 5) will be selected by a committee, then featured on the AP Month Central website. All entrants will have their name entered in a raffle for prizes to be determined. In addition, the favorite essays will be printed in an API publication during 2011. Recognition will also be given via the API website and through other API publications.

Note: By sharing your essay, you are agreeing to the following–The essay submitted by you is your personal, original work, and you hereby give API permission to freely use any or all of the essay on its website, in its publications, or in any of its materials with any resulting proceeds to fully benefit API as an organization.

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