The good people at Scholastic Parent & Child magazine announced the launch of their “Family of the Year” contest, making one lucky family the winner of $20,000 in savings bonds along with their family photo on the cover of the magazine.
The official end to the contest is March 15th, leaving just a few weeks for families to submit their entries. According to the Scholastic website, some of the considerations for the winner’s circle include; Clarity of essay, amount of personal time invested in making a difference and giving back to the community and the impact of entrant’s efforts.
“Now in its third year, ‘Family of the Year’ celebrates families across the country who are active, hands-on citizens,” said Nick Friedman, editor-in-chief of Scholastic Parent & Child. “We are looking for feel-good entries that are inspiring, actionable and speak volumes about the importance of community involvement.”
The contest will also reward two runner-up spots, giving each family a $1,000 saving’s bond along with donating $1,000 in , “Scholastic books to the school, library or community organization of each runners’ up choosing,” according to a recent press release.
The nationwide hunt could hopefully lead Scholastic to Tampa Bay, home to many families that selflessly give back to the community.
Previous winners of the “Family of the Year” contest include the Athanas family of Studio City, CA which created 4Good, a social network designed to help families participate in volunteer activities and the Clifford Family of Belle Harbor, NY who are active in the Wounded Warrior Project.
The lucky family will also earn a trip to New York City and get their photo on the cover of the June/July edition of Scholastic magazine.
Scholastic magazine reaches 7.5 million parents per year, informing them on a variety of topics that range from child development to fashion. Scholastic also offers a “Top 100” list of children’s books, giving parents a quick and easy way to see what is popular for kids of all reading levels.
Click here to submit your choice for the 2012 “Family of the Year”.
Click here to see a video of the Scholastic “Family of the Year.”