Take It From Me: Welcome To The Family: The First Years {Contest & Giveaway}

February 9, 2015

Welcome To The Family: The First Years {Contest & Giveaway}

The First Years is casting families for their new online reality series “Welcome to The Family."  The series is looking to feature families from across the country who are expecting or have recently welcomed a baby into their lives.
“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.” 
CONTEST:
New parents (with children ages newborn to 20 months) and parents who are expecting a new arrival before June 1, 2015 are invited enter The First Years Welcome to The Family Video Series contest for a chance to win a starring role, plus awesome prizes including an iPad Air 2, $2,000 worth of baby products and a $5,000 savings bond. Just head over to family.thefirstyears.com to apply by submitting:
1. 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!
 2. 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!
The deadline for entering The First Years Welcome to The Family Video Series contest is Sunday, March 1, 2015. All entries will be narrowed down to a field of up to 20 finalists, selected by a panel of judges looking for entries that best fit the story and video criteria in the Official Rules for The First Years Welcome to The Family Video Series contest. Once the finalists are selected, it’s up to the general public to help choose up to five grand prize winners, following the criteria in the Official Rules. America can vote daily from March 12, 2015 to March 20, 2015, and everyone who votes will automatically be entered for the chance to score a $100 gift card!
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 week for 12 weeks, these winning families will send 5 to 10 minutes of video footage to The First Years professional video editor. He’ll work his magic by using their actual footage to weave together a story of what life is really like during those wild, wonderful first years of parenting. Each winning family that completes this 12 week project will also earn a $5,000 savings bond for their child!

The First Years would like to help get our readers excited about this amazing new contest by giving away A BABY PRIZE PACK to one of our lucky readers (just a sample of what you might win in this amazing Welcome To The Family Contest!! 
*Each household is only eligible to win 3 TOMY product prize packages, via blog reviews and giveaways, each calendar year. Only one entrant per household per giveaway. If you have won the same product prize package on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
A big THANK YOU to The First Years for providing this giveaway and sponsoring an upcoming review. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

29 comments :

  1. I would love to win for a friend of mine who is expecting her first baby soon. The contest sounds great because of all of the fantastic prizes you could win!

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  2. I'd love to win because I just found out I'm expecting. The contest sounds good because America votes!

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  3. I want to win for my cousin, expecting her first and what I love is this has so many things for a Mom to have and love

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  4. I think the contest is neat because it will highlight different parenting techniques that can be useful to first time mommies like myself! I'm currently expecting my first, due May 1st!

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  5. I love all the amazing products that you can win and also that there would be a video editor to make something beautiful from all the short clips I take.

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  6. I would love to win this prize because it would be an amazing start for my niece. The contest is great because there are more fun prizes too.

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  7. I would love to win this for my best friend who is expecting in July. I love the video capturing and editing of the first year of parenting. What a great gift that would be for new parents plus great baby items!

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  8. i would love to win for my sister in law who is having a baby boy soon! The contest is awesome for the fun prizes!

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  9. I just found out I am pregnant and would love this!

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  10. We're expecting our first baby this summer, we can't wait to meet our little one and be parents. I would love to win this for our baby!

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  11. I would like to win this contest because the prizes are awesome -- can put all of them to good use.

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  12. I would love to win this because we have a new addition coming to the family soon and this would definitely help out. This contest is also nice, thanks for spreading the word-I think it is cool that they will make a video creation out of the First year it would be a wonderful keepsake for the family.

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  13. I would love to gift this to my nephew to be ;). Especially the cute little pacifiers.

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  14. I love that they can go into public to help choose more winners! I would love to win this prize pack as I just had my second daughter two weeks ago and they would be so helpful! (lilbittypanda@aol.com)

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  15. I would love to win for our first grandbaby and the thing I find so cool about it is that it is everything a new mom could want for her first baby when it comes home!

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  16. I would love to surprise my cousin with this for her new baby!

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  17. I love the bath and would be perfect for my soon to be born grandson.

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  18. I would love to win this amazing prize pack because I am due next week and still need to buy some basic needs for my newborn. Honestly, I love everything.

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  19. I love your youtube video!!!

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  20. Id like to win for my new grandson and my granddaughter. The show looks like fun too.

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  21. I really enjoyed the youtube video and hopefully I can win because my sister is pregnant and she is due in four more weeks.

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  22. I love the variety of products they have! I could use this for my new baby!

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  23. This would be perfect for my new little one! I love that you can win great prizes too!

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  24. I would love to win this because we will be welcoming a new one into the family!

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  25. I would love to win this for my daughter that is expecting her first child. I think that this is a sweet contest and I look forward to seeing the videos!

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  26. I would love to win this for a friend of mine who just had a little one! I'm most excited about the bath tub!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  27. I would love this for my niece due anytime. I really like the bottle dryer. The contest sounds really cool, I love the idea of the savings bond for the winner. jj250@aol.com

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  28. I'd like to win this for my cousin. I like the savings bond prize.

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  29. I would love to win this prize because it looks very nice. The Welcome To The Family Contest sounds fun!

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