See the article below from The Mercury by Michilea Patterson. The deadline for submitting photos has been extended until Thursday at noon
Your child’s photo can be published in the newspaper for being active
Children can shine bright through physical fitness in the Fit Kids for Life contest.
Three winners will be picked every week and receive a free $25 gift card for Schuylkill Valley Sports and a T-shirt. Schuylkill Valley Sports is a sporting goods store located in Pottstown at 351 W. Schuylkill Road.
Pictures of the winners will be published in The Mercury newspaper and online at pottsmerc.com.
It’s easy for someone to enter for the chance to become the Fit Kid of the Week. Parents just have to send a recent photo of their child doing the activity of the week to the email email@example.com. Along with the photo, parents should include the child’s first name, age and town.
Every week there will be a different activity for the contest such as biking, swimming and jump roping. Parents who snap a photo of their child doing the week’s specific activity, can then enter the child into the contest. Every week’s activity will be announced Friday on the Mercury Fit for Life Facebook www.facebook.com/MercFit4Life and the Fit for Life Twitter page @MercFit4Life.
The contest is starting with the activity “Fitness in the Park.” Kids that are swinging, climbing the jungle gym or doing something physically active in the park will qualify. The first winners will be announced August 1.
The contest includes three age categories. The categories are 2 to 6 years old, 7 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old.
Winners for each age division will be announced every Friday. Photo submissions are due by noon Wednesday each week. Parents that want to enter their child in the first week’s contest where winners are announced August 1 must have a photo submitted by noon on July 30.
Don’t worry if you miss the deadline; your child can still be a winner. Submissions turned in after noon on Wednesday will be included in the following week’s contest.
Mercury readers will decide the winner for each category every week through a Facebook photo album.
Voters need to like the Mercury Fit for Life page www.facebook.com/MercFit4Life and then “like” their favorite kid activity photo for each age category in the Fit Kids for Life photo album.
Voting for each week starts 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and ends 3 p.m. on Friday.
Also there’s no limit to how many weeks someone can enter the contest. As long as a child is caught on camera doing the activity of the week, they can enter to win.
Only one submitted photo is allowed per child each week. Any photos that are sent in without the necessary information won’t be included in the photo album for the contest.
The Fit Kids for Life Contest is sponsored by Schuylkill Valley Sports, The Mercury and the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation.
For more information about the Fit Kids for Life contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pottsmerc.com/Fitforlife.