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The 2018 YMM Parent Cover Contest

By on May 16, 2018 0 1632 Views

YMM Parent launches its first cover contest for the inaugural edition


The launch of YMM Parent magazine is only a summer away!

Our editorial team is shaping things up to bring local parents a publication that’s one hundred percent Fort McMurray family focused. Because this is all for YMM Parents, we are inviting residents to join us on this exciting journey with a cover contest for our publication’s debut.

It’s an easy two-part step! 

First: Scroll through your mobile (or desktop) photos and select a favourite one of your family to upload to our website.

The photo can be of you and the kids, just the kids or your entire family. It’s up to you. We are looking for photos that capture the everyday family life of Fort McMurray.

It can be a group selfie while hanging out at the park. You can submit a photo of your son or daughter wearing their sports gear. It can be one of your children chasing after the ice-cream truck. There are no restrictions, just let us see your favourite.

And as we will favour the most candid shots, you can also send us your family photos taken by a professional photographer. We know how important those photos are and believe in the value of getting pro portraits done.

If you choose to go with this option, we ask that you email a written authorization from the photographer that agrees to our terms and allows us to publish your photo.

Second: Tell us – Why you do love raising a family in Fort McMurray?

Maybe you are a second-generation (or third) Fort McMurray resident? Maybe you moved here and later met your spouse? Maybe your partner was living here and you moved to the city to join them? With many different scenarios to list, we want to know why you love raising your family here and why you stayed.

Feel free to elaborate and list as many reasons as you like. We have many reasons, but we want to hear yours. And, if you have a fun story to share, tell us all about it. Humanize your answer as much as you like – make it personal.

What happens after you submit?

We will compile all of the entries in our database. Once the contest closes on June 21, 2018, at midnight (the first day of summer), the YMM Parent editorial staff will judge the submissions based on originality and personality.

The winning family will be contacted immediately to congratulate them and set-up a photoshoot with our YMM Parent Cover Contest partner photographer Taylor Janes of Taylor-Dawn Photography.

The YMM Parent Cover Contest winners will remain disclosed until the launch of the Fall/Winter issue, which is set to be on newsstands at the end of August.

If you are submitting a written authorization from a professional photographer or if you have any questions, feel free to email me at dawn@balsom.ca. We look forward to seeing all of those friendly, Fort McMurray smiles.


Best of luck! 

Dawn Booth, Editor of YMM Parent


About the author

Editor-in-Chief at | dawn@balsom.ca

Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine and Your McMurray Magazine. She has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry since residing in Fort McMurray in 2007.

Her passion is writing poetry and puts it at the forefront of the community through her volunteer work as the President of NorthWord Magazine. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first, which includes her husband Ryan and their three children, Landon, Dawson and Tessa.