For the past couple of years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I have held a contest just for military spouses. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience. I had the privilege of meeting several incredible women and their beautiful families. It's so easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by the conflicts overseas. Hearing the personal stories of these families helped me remember that our troops are husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons who are immensely loved and sorely missed.
This contest will run from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend but start sending those entries in now!
Who is eligible? Spouses of any U.S. military service member may enter. Retired or active-duty.
How do you enter? Send an email to email@example.com with a picture of you and your family member in uniform. Tell us a bit about what branch he/she serves in, where you've been stationed, challenges and so forth. We want to hear your story!
Please put "4th Annual Military Families Contest" in the subject line.
Once a week, beginning Memorial Day weekend, I will pick one entrant to be highlighted on my blog. These weekly entrants are semi-finalists. Labor Day weekend I will select three winners.
Second Prize: A $25 Amazon Gift Card, Signed copies of Unleashed and Untouched.
First Prize: A $50 Amazon Gift Card, and signed copies of Unleashed and Untouched.
Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon Gift card and signed copies of Unleashed and Untouched
I hope you'll help me spread the word about this contest. I look forward to meeting more incredible families! You can find all this and more on my website.