In 500-800 words, tell us why your Au Pair is the best ever.
Explain why your Au Pair provides the best possible childcare solution for your family.
Tell us how your Au Pair helps you focus on being a better parent.
Describe how your Au Pair impacts your family’s well-being.
Upload your nomination letter and pictures for a chance to win $700 in prizes for yourself and your Au Pair! PLUS! Submit a video for the chance to win an additional $200 in prizes. Explain your nomination and speak from the heart about how much your Au Pair means to you.
Nominations are due by January 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM (MDT).
One (1) Grand Prize Winner & two (2) Runners-Up will be selected by Go Au Pair and partners. Go Au Pair’s internal voting committee will review all nominations and select the Top 10. To ensure unbiased voting, the committee reviews nomination letters only; no names or images are included. Go Au Pair’s staff and international partners will vote on the Top 10 to determine the Grand Prize Winner and Runners-Up. Winners will be announced via email and social media on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
Entries for International Au Pair of the Year are anonymous. Go Au Pair will select the Top 3 eligible Au Pairs based on IAPA’s qualifications. IAPA’s voting committee will only consider the nomination letter and up to three pictures, not the accompanying video. Go Au Pair has no influence over IAPA’s final selection.
Grand Prize Host Family: $500 off next placement + $200 for qualifying video* Au Pair: $200 Amazon gift card
2 Runners-Up Host Family: $100 off next placement + $200 for qualifying video* Au Pair: $100 Amazon gift card
Bonus! Go Au Pair will submit the Top 3 eligible Au Pairs to the International Au Pair Association’s 2020 International Au Pair of the Year Awards. Your Au Pair has a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Malta for the awards ceremony in March 2020, plus the title of #1 Au Pair in the World!
*To qualify for additional $200 in prize money, you must tell us on video why your time with your Au Pair has been so meaningful to you.
How to write a great essay
Nomination Essay Ideas
Want to write a great nomination letter for the 2020 Love My Au Pair Contest? Not sure where to begin?
Here are some prompts to help you share how much your Au Pair means to you:
What childcare struggles did you face before your current Au Pair arrived?
Which factors led you to choose your current Au Pair over other childcare options (or other Au Pairs)? What did you need in a childcare provider?
Why were you confident in your choice? Were there any lingering doubts after you matched?
How did you feel before your Au Pair arrived? Were you anxious? Excited? Worried?
After your Au Pair arrived, what made you certain you made the best choice?
How did your Au Pair go above and beyond to provide the best possible childcare experience?
How has your Au Pair integrated into your household and become a valued family member?