Close-Up with Mom Video Contest

Enter for a chance to win a trip to NYC for a fabulous professional photoshoot.

Jen Hillenga

When we’re growing up, Mom is like a movie star — a larger-than-life figure that we look up to from the second we’re born. But too often Mom puts everyone else’s needs first, letting herself fade into the background. This year, you can help her take back center stage in our Close-Up with Mom Video Contest.

What you can win

Grand Prize: One winner will receive an amazing trip for 2 to New York City, where Mom will be treated to professional hair, makeup, and styling by celebrity stylist Bianca Nardi, followed by a professional portrait session with NYC photographer Jen Hillenga in the iconic Metropolitan Building, the backdrop for countless fashion magazine photoshoots. After the shoot, Mom will receive a video documentary of her New York experience and a Photo Book provided by AdoramaPix to help her remember her moment in the spotlight. Winner also receives 1 year of Animoto Professional. (total prize value $4,575)

Runners-Up: 2 runners up will receive 1 year of Animoto Professional and a $100 Gift Card to AdoramaPIX. (total prize value $364)

How to enter

Create a video about a mom who inspires you, whether it’s your own mom, a mom you know who’s an amazing parent, or a mother figure who’s been there for you over the years. Your video can be up to 1 minute long, and should let us know why this particular mom deserves star treatment — whether it’s her strength, selflessness, motherly love, or another quality that makes her special. Share your video on either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #closeupwithmom. Enter by May 7, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. *See official rules

Sample entries