API Photo Contest

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2008 AP Month Photo Contest. To vote among the four finalists, please read: Vote for the AP Month Photo Contest Winner.

How do you give your child presence? Attachment Parenting International wants to know! Show how your family practices Attachment Parenting through the AP Month Photo Contest.

E-mail entries to Attachment Parenting International (API) at photocontest@attachmentparenting.org. Entries will be accepted for the Photo Contest until 10 p.m. Central Time on Friday, October 31.

Guidelines: Only one entry per person. The theme is “Giving Our Children Presence.” Preference will be given to personal, candid pictures of parents practicing AP in their families. There is no fee to participate.

Include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number at the top of the first page of the entry. Submitted photos can be any size, black-and-white or color, and should be attached to the e-mail message as a JPG or TIF.

Eligible Participants: Photos may be entered 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 contest, although API Leaders who do not serve in another API staff position are welcome to participate.

Prizes: The top photos entered (up to 10) will be selected by a committee and then presented for public voting on the AP Month Central website. The favorite photos, determined by a poll, will be eligible for prizes including a paid one-year individual membership to API and a book by an AP expert author.

In addition, the favorite photos will be showcased in an upcoming 2009 issue of a new members-only e-newsletter debuting later this month and will be printed as cover photos in upcoming 2009 issues of The Journal of API. Recognition to the photographers of the favorite essays will also be given via the API website and through other API publications.

Other photos may be featured on the API Speaks blog.

Special Recognition of the Beauty of Pregnancy: In addition to the prizes and recognition outlined above for the general Photo Contest, the photographer of the entry best depicting the beauty of pregnancy will receive a special gift package including a Binsi birthing skirt, two packages of Milk Diapers nursing pads, and possibly other prizes.

Contest Deadline: To participate in this fun contest, send your essay by 10 p.m. Central Time on Friday, October 31, to photocontest@attachmentparenting.org. For more information, including where to send an entry via postal mail, e-mail photocontest@attachmentparenting.org.

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