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Contest for Mindful Moms

August 5, 2008

Mindful Mama Magazine is hosting a contest that I’m interested in, and I want to help spread the word. You can watch their interview with Ani DiFranco on Vimeo video (it’s 14 minutes long). Click the link to hear Ani talking about motherhood and the choices she makes. Even if you’re not going to enter the contest, please watch the interview. Wow. I was blinking back tears. I’m going to watch it again and again.

The editors of the magazine are accepting essays, artwork, and photo entries. The rules for submission are:

Essay (maximum 1500 words, please)
Photo (maximum file size 5 mb)
Art (maximum file size 5 mb)
Submissions will be posted on Mindful Mama forums and made available to the public on October 1st.
Judges will base their decisions on the following criteria:
Public opinion. Entries will be posted on Mindful Mama forums October 1st and will be open for public ratings until October 20th. Be sure to invite your friends to make comments and/or rate your submission.
Bravery. We’re looking for submissions that cut straight to the heart of parenting in today’s world and speak to the power of mothering.
Please send your submission to editor@mindfulmamamagazine.com. One submission per person, please.
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2008
Winners announced: October 21, 2008

ani difranco red letter yearAni DiFranco will release a new album, Red Letter Year, on September 30, 2008 and two concerts in New York City are scheduled in November. Tickets to attend the concert are part of the prize for winners of this contest! Wouldn’t it be amazing? And doesn’t it just blow your mind how many albums (20?!) Ani has to her credit? In the truest sense of the word, she rocks.

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4 Comments
  1. August 7, 2008 11:51 am

    Thanks for sharing this! Great interview with Ani. And I’ll *think* about the contest!

  2. August 7, 2008 12:42 pm

    Westward Bound, you are welcome. I don’t know if I will submit anything; I guess we are in the same boat, *thinking* about it. I love that interview!!!!

  3. cynthia permalink
    August 8, 2008 12:14 pm

    MacroBaby.com and Cotton Tale Designs (the infant bedding company) have teamed up to give away a full collection of nursery bedding from Cotton Tale. Moms can vote for their favorite cotton tale collection, and win their preference, and everyone that registers gets a discount coupon from MacroBaby. http://www.macrobaby.com/contest

  4. August 9, 2008 8:21 am

    Thanks for telling me about the giveaway, Cynthia. I don’t need crib bedding at this time, but maybe someone else would be interested.

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