On May 10th, people across America will be celebrating Mother’s Day, a holiday designed to celebrate mothers and motherly figures. At that time, we recognize the women who have an impact on our lives and inspire us on a daily basis, and continue to have a special place in our hearts.

This year, we want to do something extra special. That’s why we’re proud to announce the beginning of our Mother’s Day 2015 video sweepstakes: #FlyWithMom. Together, let’s celebrate a woman (mother, aunt, grandmother, etc.) who is special to you. The requirement is simple: Share a video with us on our Facebook page that shows why your mom or mother figure is special, and you could win a vacation together when we choose a winner at random.

We’re looking for video submissions that focus on a special woman in your life, through photos and videos. Your video will tell us how and why this person is special to you. When your video is complete, share it on our Mother’s Day Video Sweepstakes tab on Facebook.

Eligibility Information:

To be eligible, the video must have the following elements: it must be created between the dates of Tuesday, April 28, 2015 through Sunday, May 10, 2015, it must be submitted by a U.S resident that is 18 years of age or older, it must use at least one (1) video clip, one (1) image, one (1) title or caption, it must feature a motherly figure, and must use music from the Animoto music library. Use of uploaded music will disqualify the video from consideration.

What your video submission should include:

We suggest that your video submission include both photos and videos, as well as text. Show us why you’re excited to tell your story about this person.

Video submissions will be accepted until Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

How to enter:

In order to participate and be eligible for the prizes, please follow these instructions:

*If you do not have a premium Animoto account, we’ll provide you with a single, free HD download so that you can remove the Animoto watermark from your submission. Here’s how:

  1. Log into Animoto. If you don’t have an account, click here to create a new trial account.
  2. Unlock your free download by going to ACCOUNT and entering the code FlyWithMom where it says “Enter code”.
  3. Click on MY VIDEOS to create a new video, or head back to your project and, under the gear icon, click on “COPY” to make a copy of your project.
  4. Once you are inside, just Preview and Produce to create a non-watermarked version of your video.
  5. When your video is complete, you can do one of the following:

1) Copy the Animoto video URL, and then paste it into the required field on the Mother’s Day Video Sweepstakes tab on Facebook.

2) Click on the YouTube icon to share (or export) your video to your YouTube account. If you do not have a YouTube account, the option to create one will be provided.

GRAND PRIZE: A vacation with mom worth up to $4500.

Treat your mom to a trip of a lifetime, to a destination of your choice. One winner will be chosen at random from qualified entries.


10 runner-ups will receive a custom, 20-page hardcover photo book from MyPublisher. With layouts, accents, and captions you design, these gorgeous photo books make your images come alive and tell a beautiful story.


Need inspiration? Check out these sample Mother’s Day videos:





Mother’s Day Video Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions