We’re very excited about the contest and can’t wait to start reading the essays,” said Faina Shapiro, who owns Diamond Dream along with her husband, Edward.
BERNARDSVILLE, N.J. (PRWEB) April 09, 2015
Diamonds are forever, and so is a mother’s love. To honor moms this Mother’s Day, Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers in Bernardsville, N.J., is partnering with mycentraljersey.com and the Daily Record to sponsor the “My Mom Shines Like a Diamond” Essay Contest. Three student essay writers will win diamond gifts for their deserving mothers, while seven other runners-up will receive semi-precious gemstones.
Essay participants are asked to share: “Why is your mom special? Why do you love her? What do you appreciate most?” The contest is open to students in 3rd – 6th grades who reside or attend school in Somerset, Hunterdon, Morris, Middlesex and Union Counties in N.J. Essays can be no longer than 250 words and will be judged based on originality, creativity, emotional appeal and sincerity by a panel of judges from Diamond Dream and the newspapers. Three dazzling diamonds of 1/2 carat, 1/4 carat and .10 carat will be awarded for first, second and third place, respectively. Seven runners-up will win colorful, semi-precious gemstones such as garnet, amethyst, blue topaz, and citrine.
“We’re very excited about the contest and can’t wait to start reading the essays,” said Faina Shapiro, who owns Diamond Dream along with her husband, Edward. The idea for the essay contest harkens back to when the couple’s young daughters would create hand-made cards for Faina on Mother’s Day or her birthday. “Those cards were my favorite,” she recalled. I’ve saved many of them and their sentiments still mean so much to me. Kids write from the heart and it’s just so genuine.”
The deadline for essays is April 17, 2015. Essays can be submitted online at Diamond Dream’s website: http://www.diamonddreamjewelers.com, by mail or delivered to Diamond Dream’s store located at 12 Mine Brook Road in Bernardsville, N.J., 07924. Essays may also be delivered to the Courier News located at 92 East Main Street, Suite 202, Somerville, N.J. 08876, attn.: Mother’s Day Essay Contest. For complete rules, visit: http://www.diamonddreamjewelers.com.
Winners will be notified by April 25, 2015 and presented with their prizes at a special Mother’s Day celebration at Diamond Dream Jewelers on Saturday, May 2 at 3 p.m. Photos of essay winners and their mothers will appear in the Courier News and Daily Record, and essays will be published online at mycentraljersey.com, dailyrecord.com, Diamond Dream’s website and magazine.
ABOUT DIAMOND DREAM FINE JEWELERS
Diamond Dream Fine Jewelers is located in downtown Bernardsville, N.J. The family-owned and operated business is celebrating its 30th year in business in 2015, and 11th year in Bernardsville. Diamond Dream has built its success on providing exclusive jewelry and timepieces and by delivering unparalleled customer service to its clients. Diamond Dream offers the world’s finest brands, as well as custom designs created by Edward Shapiro. For more information about Diamond Dream, call 908-766-4700 or visit: http://www.diamonddreamjewelers.com .