Stella McCartney Drawing Contest

Kids with great imaginations will love this contest. Credit: Napoleon Dynamite has his liger. Spencer on iCarly has his beavcoon. Does your little one love imaginary animals? It's time to enter Stella McCartney'...This contest could win your kid an exclusive designer T-shirt.

HOTmilk Real Woman Model Search

Enter the HOTmilk model search contest and win a photo shoot for February 2011. Credit: HOTmilk HOTmilk, the company that sells fabulous lingerie for pregnant and nursing moms, has announced its "Real Woman Model Search," in a quest ...Pregnant? Nursing? You could be new face of maternity lingerie brand.

Win on YouTube, Play at Carnegie Hall

Let's face it: When given the choice between even the most stunning performance of Elgar's cello concerto and, say, a singing contortionist, television audiences are likely to choose the latter. But there's a new opportunity for talented Ameri...Are you the next Yo-Yo Ma? Prove it on YouTube.

Carbon Monoxide Safety Poster Contest for Kids

Your middle schooler can win up to $750 in cash in this nationwide poster contest, while helping to raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) in the home. Sponsored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the contest is...Your middle schooler can win up to $750 in cash in this nationwide poster contest, while helping to raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide in the home.

Kohl's Cares, 10 Million Different Ways

Your school could rule with half a million dollars. Credit: Kohl's
What would your child's school do with $500,000? Start an art program? Outfit a new computer or science lab? Save a music program? Tell the folks at Kohl's Department Stores, an...

Think You Know Baby Name Trends?

Last week I gave you's forecast of the hottest rising baby names of 2009. But do you know what's hot right now? BNW's annual "Baby Name Pool" lets you match your sense of name style against readers from across the country. The...

Who is America's Most Stylish Blogger?

Moms get a bad reputation when it comes to fashion, but one Oregon mother is casting her chapeau in the ring for the title of America's Most Stylish Blogger. The contest, hosted by our sister site StyleList, kicked off this week with eight women v...

Contest Round-Up, Thumb Sucking, and Heidi Klum - Links We Love

Does thumb sucking need to be "cured?" Photo: Peter Skadberg,
Register for baby, win a Wii for yourself! Between now and September 15th, parents who register for baby gifts at Babies 'R Us or Toys 'R Us -- and include select Wii or Nint...

White House Seeks Amateur Videos For Flu PSA - $2,500 Prize

Looking for a way to make a few bucks? Handy with a video camera? Worried about swine flu? Then we have an opportunity for you. The Department of Health and Human Services is asking Americans to make a video public service announcement (PSA) about...

Make Magazine DIY Halloween contests

Make magazine and its associated website are running a contest for do-it-yourself types. There are lots of categories, from hack-o-lanterns (no simple carvings here!) to costumes, food, and even green Halloween. Prizes are understandably DIY-ish, wit...

Florida man trades baby's name for $100 in gas

If the newest celebrity baby names got you buzzing last week, try this one on for size. When Florida resident David Partin's girlfriend, Samantha, gives birth to their son this winter, he'll be named "Dixon and Willoughby Partin." That might not be s...

Church cancels teen gun giveaway

I used to teach in an area where school shut down for two days once a year for hunting season and where gun safety classes were practically an extra-curricular activity. So I realize that there are some instances where a responsible teen, under reaso...

Boy wins National Geographic Bee

Not only did 11-year-old Akshay Rajagopal win first place in National Geographic's annual geography bee this year, he answered every single question correctly in the two day contest. The sixth grader walked away with a $25,000 check, saying he was "j...

Teen named pen-spinning king

A sixteen year-old Japanese boy has been crowned the king of pen-spinning. Rkuyi Omura a high school student was named champion of a, uhm pastime, I guess you'd call it. Pen-spinning occurs when a pen is maneuvered between the hand, little finger...

Popular name game

Beloved Internet site PopSugar has rolled out a new online "game" of sorts--what is the most popular name? The latest contest is boy's names, and the two top names battling it out are Gabriel and Lucas. Normally I would not play these online games o...


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