Fall is on its way, which means — in between crunchy leaves, cooler temperatures, and caramel apples — little ones are finally on their way back to school!

To celebrate this wonderful time of year, we’re asking for your best back-to-school photos for our annual photo contest. Our Back-to-School Photo Contest opens today, and we’re excited to see all your hardworking students.

This photo contest is open to all who have worked with their agency to build their families. Birth parents who have gone back to school are also welcome to show off their back-to-school photos! Winners of the photo contest will be announced in a few weeks on our blog and social media accounts.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Email your favorite back-to-school photo of you (birth parent) or your child(ren) to editors@americanadoptions.com. 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 are due at 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Once all submissions have been received, the photos will be posted in an album on our Facebook page for you and all of your friends to vote on. Simply “like” your favorite photo to vote (you can vote for more than one!), but comments and shares will not be counted.

Voting will close at 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Winners will be announced the next day. Photos will also be featured on our Instagram page and in our American Adoptions newsletter.

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