Let's kick it off in high style and celebrate- I am soooo excited to announce that I'm your official hostess for The Sakura Bloom Triathlon brought to you by Fawn & Forest and Bravado Designs!
The Sakura Bloom Triathlon
Sakura Bloom and I are looking for seven Moms to try out three amazing Sakura Bloom slings, each for a two week period.
We want you to get to know these slings, to use them as part of your everyday life, and to share your results with us in three ways: through photos, video, and writing.
The Mom who best represents the Sakura Bloom spirit of “the modern art of babywearing” will win a grand prize of a sustainable eco-luxury Sakura Bloom Luxe Collection Sling (msrp $540).
Here’s how the contest will work:
Part 1/Interview (weeks 1-2)
Each participant will be sent a Sakura Bloom Pure Collection sling crafted of a single layer of Irish Linen (msrp $88), along with three "babywearing" interview questions to answer at the end of the first two weeks, submitted via email. (Interview not required to post on your blog, but if you want to, great!) The best interview answers will win a $100 Fawn and Forest gift certificate!
Part 2/Photo (weeks 3-4)
Each participant will receive a two-color reversible Sakura Bloom Essential Linen Collection sling (msrp $160). At the end of the fourth week, all will submit their best photo featuring the Essential Linen sling in use to be featured here at Adventures In Babywearing. (You may also post your photos on your blog if you like, but not required.) The best photo will win a $100 Fawn and Forest gift certificate!
Part 3/Video (weeks 5-6)
Each participant will be sent a Sakura Bloom Essential Silk Collection sling: a reversible, two-color sling made of handwoven dupioni silk (msrp $198). At the end of week six, each participant shall submit a video of the Essential Silk sling in use. (Not required to post the video on your blog, but if you want to, great!) Best video will win a $100 Fawn and Forest gift certificate!
The GRAND PRIZE winner will be chosen for excellence in all three categories: interview, photo, and video.
Want to be considered for the contest?
Here’s what you need to qualify and how you can apply:
(1) must have a blog (this helps us get to know you, but you will not be required to post any part of the contest at your blog if you don't wish to), (2) the ability to take, upload, and post online photos and videos, (3) have a child of babywearing age, and (4) due to the time-sensitive nature and shipment of slings for this contest, must be a US resident.
Leave a comment here explaining why you should be chosen.*
Comments/applications will be accepted through midnight (CST) on Saturday, September 26. Be sure to include your email address and a link to your blog. If you are uncomfortable leaving that information in the comments, you can contact me via email.
As a special BONUS, Bravado Designs will be providing each of the contestants with one of their stunning Essential Nursing Bra Tanks [$45] and Breastfeeding with Bravado DVD. Bravado's tanks are stylish and comfortable with a full bra inside, beautifully supporting up to a G cup.
Sakura Bloom rings slings are excellent for discretely nursing your child, and now with a Bravado Designs nursing bra, your style will truly be unmatched! (Breastfeeding is not a requirement- non-nursing contestants are encouraged to give their nursing bra to someone that can use it.)
Fawn & Forest has generously offered to provide the prizes for each round. This breathtaking site was founded on the belief that good design should be enjoyed by the entire family. Sustainable materials, organic fabrics and ecologically friendly methods of production are a critical part many of the products available at Fawn & Forest.
Rules and Requirements:
Contestants will choose the color of their contest slings from a select list supplied by Sakura Bloom. Sakura Bloom will pay all shipping charges and each sling will come with a pre-paid return label.
Each sling will be shipped to contestants on the same day, and contestants will be required to ship their slings back to Sakura Bloom on the same day (with a 1-2 day window allowed because, well, we’re moms too and we know what its like!).
Contestants’ next slings will not be shipped until each challenge is completed. If a challenge is not completed by the announced deadline, that participant will not advance to the next round.
I can't wait to choose the seven Moms. Should you be one of them?
Grab our beautiful buttons and spread the babywearing love if you'd like! Please link back to this post if you do, or let me know if you want me to share the codes.
[Disclosure: What do I get for hosting this contest? Only the pleasure to celebrate babywearing and happiness! I was gifted with a few Sakura Bloom slings in the past, but they were just that- gifts from a generous advertiser. I'm doing this for the fun and love of it!]
*The Seven contestants have been announced!
Photo by Mishelle Lane: I'm wearing a sleeping Ivy in a linen hana Sakura Bloom.
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