In your essay, written in first person, please describe to us your most memorable mother moments or what you love most about being a mother. Entries can be funny or heartwarming—it’s up to you! The writer of the winning essay will win a wonderful gift basket from the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop and will be published in the May/June issue of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine.
  • Essays must be 500 words.
  • Please include your name, phone number and email along with your essay submission.
  • All entries must be submitted through this form or emailed directly to our Senior Editor ( by Sunday, April 5, at midnight.

Judging will be completed by CharlottesvilleFamily’s editorial staff and will be based on originality, creativity, appropriateness to contest guidelines and overall writing quality. The judges’ decisions are final and binding. The winner will be notified by phone and/or email on or around April 20, 2020. 

Click here for the official contest rules and guidelines.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Pediatric Associates of CharlottesvilleCharlottesville OrthodonticsTucker, Griffin & Barnes Law and Virginia Discovery Museum.

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* 1. Submit your essay here!

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* 2. If we choose to publish your essay, how would you like to be identified?
(For example, Jane, Earlysville, mother of two boys)

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* 3. Contact Information ( This is for following up if you are selected as the winner or if we have a question about your submission. Your information will remain confidential.)