2010 Children’s Essay Event

We’re looking for the AP child’s point of view! (up to 18 years old) Have your child narrate their favorite family food and/or play stories with us if they’re too young to write themselves.  Share with us favorite stories about your family and food. 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 together with your family? What are your favorite things that your family does at mealtimes?  What are your favorite family activities?

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 up to 300 words in length, but can be much shorter! 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 children who have experienced AP in their families. There is no fee to participate. Include your name, age, 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: Verbal children of all ages are encouraged to enter and parents may take dictation for those too young to write. 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: All essays will be featured on the AP Month Central website. All entrants will have their name entered in a raffle for prizes to be determined (but FUN!). In addition, all essays will be printed in an API publication during 2011.

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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