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YMM Parent launches cover drawing contest for next edition

By on November 17, 2018 0 383Views

The winter season is vastly approaching! And although we are excited about everything it has to offer, we are already looking ahead to Spring/Summer 2019 by launching another cover contest for YMM Parent’s second edition.

When we first announced our inaugural publication, we introduced a cover contest for families to join in on our excitement of bringing a new family-focused magazine to the city.

We had such an incredible outpour in submissions and had many local residents share their family photos and tell us ‘Why they love raising a family in Fort McMurray!’

Enter the YMM Parent Cover Drawing Contest

For the next edition, we decided to host a YMM Parent Cover Drawing Contest, and it’s easy to take part. Show us your creativity and draw a family portrait on our contest page or use any piece of plain, white paper. *Click here to download contest page.*

This contest is open for all ages, and we encourage everyone to take it on as a family project and do it together. (Plus, the more family members that submit, the more chances you’ll have to win.) Once complete, take a photo or scan it and email it to

Capturing the Front Cover

We are proud to announce award-winning photographer Crystal Mercredi of Life and Portraits photography will be taking photos of our contest-winning family. Not only will they be featured on the front cover, but they will also receive a ‘Short & Sweet’ photoshoot with Crystal.

Award-winning photographer Crystal Mercredi of Life and Portraits.

Crystal is well-known on a local level for being a master of her talent and also recognized by The National Association for Professional Child Photographers, Child Photo Competition, and The Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International.

As an entrepreneur, she hosts Coffee Catchup on a regular basis to bring professional photographers together to network, connect and share ideas on work development. Check out her Life and Portraits Facebook page to learn more and see her portfolio.

After the Submission

Just like last time, we will compile all of the entries in our database. When the contest closes on January 12, 2019, at midnight, the YMM Parent editorial staff will select the winning submission.

The winning family will be contacted to congratulate them and set-up the photoshoot arrangement. The YMM Parent Cover Drawing Contest winner will remain disclosed until the launch of the Spring/Summer issue, which is set to be on newsstands in March.

Happy Drawing, Fort McMurray Families!

Dawn Booth, Editor of YMM Parent

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Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine. As a local freelance journalist and owner of the communication service, Media Booth. She has lived in Fort McMurray since 2007 and has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry as a newspaper editor for over a decade.

Her passion is writing poetry and volunteering in the community. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first; which includes her husband Ryan, two sons Landon, 8, Dawson, 7, and daughter Tess, 4.