Doulas of Marquette Hosts Second “A Mother’s Heart Essay Contest”
Prizes Awarded for Top Three Submissions
Marquette, Michigan – Doulas of Marquette will host their second “A Mother’s Heart Essay Contest” to honor mothers throughout Marquette County. Local mothers and those who have been inspired by a mother or mother-like figure are invited to submit a 200–500-word essay sharing their journey in motherhood.
“Motherhood cannot be contained in one single person’s story – motherhood is joy and heartache, welcoming and loss, we invite all stories,” said Melinda Britton, owner of Doulas of Marquette. “Mothers play such an important role, and we want to create space for them to share a glimpse into their worlds and experiences.”
Prizes will be awarded for the top three essays with the support of Doulas of Marquette and other local women-owned businesses: Kelly Gilligan Designs, The Marquette Spa, Shailah’s Flower Garden, Donckers, Revisions and Everyday Wines. Prizes include:
First Place: Earrings donated by Kelly Gilligan Designs, Bouquet donated by Shailah’s Flower Garden, and Michigan Glass & Candies donated by Donckers
Second Place: Massage donated by The Marquette Spa/Doulas of Marquette, Custom Potted Plant donated by Revisions, and Michigan Glass & Candies donated by Donckers
“Doulas of Marquette is committed to creating space for all mothers and mothers-to-be by fully recognizing that each person is important and what they have to say is valuable to our community and beyond,” said Britton. “I, along with my fellow women-owned businesses, are happy to recognize the women in our community for all they do.”
One submission is permitted per person. The winning essays will be shared on the Doulas of Marquette website. To enter, visit: deadline for submission is Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 5 pm EST. Individuals interested in purchasing items highlighted as part of the contest can visit participating businesses.
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