Friday, January 28, 2011

Mother of All Ideas Contest -- $2500 Prize for Mom Entrepreneurs


Tell us your dream! Owning your own business? Writing a book? Creating a revolutionary product or service that will make life easier for others? The Mommy MD Guides want to help make your dream a reality!

Motherhood necessitates invention, and the Mommy MD Guides are pleased to announce our first annual Mother of All Ideas Contest. Our $2,500 grand prize will help you take your brilliant idea from Mom to Marketplace.

We’re looking to find the best Mom idea—that’s an idea by a mom, for moms. Beginning on January 15, 2011, we invite Mom Entrepreneurs to email us telling us about your great ideas. They could be products that are on the market or products in development. The concept doesn’t have to be totally new. For instance, it is entirely possible to create a better bottle warmer, or a better diaper.

The deadline for entries is 5 pm EST July 15, 2011. Then our Mommy MD Guides team will select 10 Mommy Entrepreneur finalists. We’ll post those 10 finalists and their ideas here on this page and then invite our readers to vote for the Mother of All Ideas, by email through September 1, 2011. We’ll announce the winner on Mommy MD Guides Day, September 15, 2011, here on and on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

The Mother of All Ideas Contest Grand Prize

It takes far more than money to make your dream come true. In addition to your passion and persistence, you’ll need encouragement, empowerment, accountability, and sound business advice. In addition to the $2,500 cash prize, the winner of the Mother of All Ideas Contest will receive the following.

Business coaching: You’ll have access to a panel of Mommy Entrepreneur Guides, women who have successfully launched and run their own businesses.
Branding and messaging: We’ll work with you to develop a brand and a message for your great idea.
Logo design: The graphic artists at the Mommy MD Guides will help you design the perfect logo for your brand. (Keep in mind that if you’re an aspiring author, you are your brand!)
Press release: We’ll help you to design and develop a powerful, attention-getting press release for your new company, book, product, or service.
Public relations and marketing advice: We’ll give you tips from the PR team at the Mommy MD Guides,
• A feature story on, with a link to your website.
• Free advertising on for one year, on our main Recommended Products page.

The Mother of All Ideas Contest Entry

Email [email protected] with the subject line “Mother of All Ideas Contest Entry.” Tell us the following.

• Your name
• Your city and state
• The number of kids you have and their ages
• Your great idea and its status: Is it a product in development or already for sale?
• Your plans are for the prize: We won’t hold you to this, of course, but we think that our readers will find this crucial when voting for our winner.

To select our finalists, we might request that you send us a product sample to review. After we review the products, we will donate them to local women’s and children’s centers.

Know a Mommy Entrepreneur who should know about the Mother of All Ideas Contest? Please help us spread the word!

The Mother of All Ideas Contest Rules

The Mother of All Ideas Contest is open to United States residents, over the age of majority. The odds of winning will depend on number of eligible entries. Limit one vote per nominee per email address. There is one prize available to be won of $2,500. No purchase necessary.

By the submission of the entry email and product samples, Entrant agrees to the following:

• Entrant company, or its duly authorized representative, certifies that all information submitted in the Entry Form is true.
• Entrant understands and agrees that the Mommy MD Guides have the right to grant or not grant awards in its sole and absolute discretion, which Entrant agrees not to challenge in any forum or setting, whether public or private.
• Entrant certifies that each product that it submits to the Mother of All Ideas Contest complies with all mandatory and voluntary safety standards.
• Entrant understands and agrees that: (a) any review that the Mommy MD Guides conduct will be limited solely to the guidelines and general criteria outlined herein for the sole benefit of the Mother of All Ideas Contest; and (b) the Mommy MD Guides’ review, analysis, commentary, and/or the grant of an award shall under no circumstances be deemed to constitute any opinion, representation, or warranty as to the safety of the products by any at the Mommy MD Guides, its officers, trustees, directors, agents, and employees.
• Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Mommy MD Guides as well as all of its officers, trustees, directors, agents, employees, successors and assigns, from and against any and all Damages and Claims. “Damages and Claims” are understood and agreed to mean: (a) damages caused by products submitted to the Mother of All Ideas Contest; and (b) claims, demands, causes of action, debts, liabilities, losses or costs (including but not limited to lawyers’ fees and costs), however designated, that relate to the products Entrant has submitted to the Mother of All Ideas Contest and/or any awards granted by the Mommy MD Guides to the Entrant.
• Under no circumstances shall the Mommy MD Guides be liable to any party on account of use of the products submitted. Such limitation of liability shall apply to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special and exemplary damages, arising from any of use of the products submitted.
• Entrant certifies to the Mommy MD Guides that its submission does not infringe upon any other party’s intellectual property rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to steal my great idea?  Absolutely not! It’s our goal to help Mommy Entrepreneurs succeed, and in bringing some of these great ideas to light, we want to help to bring them to life! We’re only asking for general information on the entry email, and we will give the 10 finalists the chance to review and approve the text we publish on before we post it.


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