This contest has now ended. Thanks to all who entered.
Have you recently welcomed a new baby, or are you expecting a new bambino? To celebrate the real journey of parenthood, The First Years is looking for a cast of characters from a wide variety of backgrounds to star in their “Welcome to The Family” online reality series.
Could your family be the next online reality star?
New parents (with children ages newborn to 20 months) and parents who are expecting a new arrival before June 1, 2015 are invited to enter the contest by submitting:
- A Story: In 100 words or less, parents will be asked to describe what makes their new family totally unique by giving an up-close-and-personal look at the parenting journey their family is taking. The more individual their story is, the better!
- A Video: Parents will be asked to share a 30- to 60-second video that shows what parenting moments are really like in their home – the good, the bad and the “I-can’t-believe-that-happened” moments. Think reality TV, only actually real – no holds barred!
Families chosen as the grand prize winners will each receive $2,000 worth of baby products, plus an Apple iPad Air 2 to capture video of everything from the tiniest moments to the major milestones in their household. Each winning family that completes this 12-week project will also earn a $5,000 savings bond for their child.
“The First Years totally gets what the first years of life are really like, which is far from picture-perfect,” said Willie Wilkov, Chief Marketing Officer, TOMY International. “Our video contest is all about documenting the joy, laughter and unpredictable moments that quite often become the most memorable ones. We’re celebrating real families and the individual experiences that make their parenting journey all their own.”
Welcome to The Family Video Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and who did not purchase any equipment for purposes of entering the Promotion. The deadline for entering is Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Specific video instructions, an official entry form and the official contest rules, can be found at family.thefirstyears.com.