As summer winds to an end, children across the United States head back to school, backpacks and school supplies in tow. We know that many American Adoptions alumni are part of that wave — and we want to see your wonderful little students!

Our Back-to-School Photo Contest opens today to those who have worked with our agency to build their families. The winners of the contest (chosen by you!) will be announced in a few weeks on our blog and social media accounts.

So, how can you enter? Great question!

  1. Email your favorite back-to-school photo of your child(ren) to One photo per family, please!
  2. Title your email as “Photo Contest.”
  3. In the body of the email, please include your name, your children’s name(s) and ages. Example: John Smith, Age 2 – Parents: Robert and Jane Smith. You can also include a description of the photo, such as what grade they are preparing to enter.

Submissions for the Back-to-School Photo Contest are due by 5 p.m. CST on Monday, Sept. 10.

Once we have received all the entries, they’ll be posted on our Facebook page for you and your friends to vote on! Simply “like” your favorite photo to vote; comments and shares will not be counted.

Voting will close at 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Winners will be announced the next day.

We can’t wait to see all of your students. Good luck!