Officials with the City of El Paso announced Monday that the Public Library and the Great Khalid Foundation have teamed up to create an essay contest for children 5 to 18 years of age that honors maternal figures in celebration of Mother’s Day.
The contest is free and open any child who wants to participate. To enter, participants need to write a brief essay answering the contest prompt; “I love my mom because….”
Mother figures can be aunts, grandmothers, older sisters or others who have served as a motherly influence.
Contest organizers share that two winners will be awarded a luxurious prize package to give to their maternal figure on Mother’s Day.
The deadline to submit an entry in English or Spanish is April 30.
Additional information, including entry forms, is available on the El Paso Public Library social media sites, the website or by calling (915) 212-3217.