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April 23, 2024

Times’ Mother of the Year Contest deadline April 29

Entries for the 2021 Taylorsville Times’ Mother of the Year Essay Contest are being accepted until Thursday, April 29, at 5:00 p.m.

To enter The Times’ 32nd Annual Mother of the Year Essay Contest, simply write an essay on why your nominee should be Mother of the Year.

The winner will receive a $50 food gift certificate and four vouchers for tickets to a Hickory Crawdads game.

The winning mother and author will be contacted and will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Times. The feature will include a photograph of the mother and author, a story about the essay process, and the actual essay. Mothers must be current residents of Alexander County; however, essay authors are not required to live in the county, but must be available for the interview prior to the May 5 publication. The contest is open to all ages, and entries submitted should be written solely by an individual author, including entries by children.

The Taylorsville Times’ staff members and families are not eligible to enter.

Essays should be no more than 500 words (three letters or more), and all entries must be neatly printed or typed. Entries must be signed by the author, and should include the writer’s address and phone number. The mother’s name and address must also be included.

The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. Entries will be judged by the Times’ staff. Entries should be mailed to The Mother of the Year Contest, The Taylorsville Times, P.O. Box 279, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Also, entries can be hand-delivered to The Times’ office at 24 East Main Avenue in Taylorsville, or may be e-mailed to:


  1. Chris jenkins on May 7, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Can you submit a poem for an essay?

    • Editor on May 8, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      You are welcome to email it to and our managing editor will be glad to take a look at it. Unfortunately, we don’t accept a poem for the mother or father of the year contests.

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