Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Votes? Not Sure What They Mean, But I'll Take 'Em!!

Last week I entered four of Samantha's photos into the Parents Magazine Cover Model contest.  Now, to be perfectly honest, I rarely view these contests as anything more than excuses for people to post pics (good and otherwise) of their kids.  I dislike intensely the notion that I have to go and solicit votes from people.  Popularity contests just aren't my thing, and asking for stuff always makes me uncomfortable.  I receive daily requests to vote for children in this and that, and while they're all worthy, and I certainly do vote for the ones I know or am familiar with, I let the others pass me by.  I don't have a problem with receiving the requests, as long as the requesters don't have a problem with me ignoring them.  The Parents thingy always seems to be the same sort of event.

However, I received an e-mail yesterday stating that one of my photos had been selected to be in the running for the weekly popularity-contest-prize of $250, and that the winners of each of the 10 weekly contests would be the ones to go on to vie for selection as the cover model of an upcoming issue of Parents.  Now how could I refuse?  Of course, I'm pretty certain that there were at least about 1,000 other photos that were "selected" for this same honor.  I'm not really sure how to tell how many there were.  I shared the link on Facebook, and gathered some votes, and this morning I see that my photo of my darling, chromosomally-enhanced child is #79.  Depending on how many others there are, this could be a pretty amazing number.  I guess I have to think about just how many other entries there have been to this contest, and when I think that Parents is a HUGE magazine and their website is incredibly popular, there had to have been an awful lot.  So 79 is probably a pretty massive honor, and not something to be taken lightly. 

So, with that, I humbly request that you click on the link below and vote, vote, vote for my girl!!  You can vote daily this week (not sure when it ends, but I think it's the 23rd), multiple times if you're using different computers...LOL 

How amazing would it be to have a child sporting an extra chromosome as the weekly winner or, gasp, even the cover model!!! 

Click here: http://photos.parents.com/category/vote/photo/863057/46 to vote, and feel free to share on Facebook to get this child to #1!!

Thank you!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

mama to j and bean said...

Oh how dun! Going to vote for your darling right now!

patsy said...

just voted again!!

Deanna said...

voted!

Lacey said...

Voting now! This picture is gorgeous!

Rochelle said...

Voted!

Monique said...

I voted. She is too cute not to win!!

Roo's Mom said...

Just voted. She is such a doll!

Pallavi said...

Wow..
Voting :)