Emeril's Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Contest: Official Rules


Does your mom deserve breakfast in bed prepared by Chef Emeril Lagasse? Then enter Good Morning America's "Emeril's Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed" Contest.

After you read the rules, CLICK HERE to enter the contest to have Emeril Lagasse surprise your deserving mom!



Eligibility Guidelines:

Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. The mom you are nominating must be available to be surprised by Emeril's preparing her breakfast in bed on Good Morning America on or about May 6, 2011.

Contest sponsored by Good Morning America ("Show") and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ("Sponsor").

Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Good Morning America ("GMA"), American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ("ABC"), any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest or supplying the prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

Contest Entry Period: Good Morning America's "Emeril's Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed" Contest (the "Contest") entry period begins 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 02/28/11 and ends 04/15/11 (the "Contest Period"). Sponsor computer is the official clock for this Contest.

How to Enter:

Tell us why your mom is your hero. Has she overcome obstacles in her life? Are there people she has helped? What makes your mom special? Submit photos of yourself and the mom you are nominating, along with an essay, not to exceed 100 words in length, explaining why the mom you are nominating ("Nominee") deserves to receive "Emeril's Breakfast in Bed," which consists of a visit and breakfast prepared by Chef Lagasse in the winner's hometown. Entrants must have full rights to use any photo submitted; photos may not be the protected works of another party; entries submitted with inappropriate or offensive photos will be immediately disqualified.

Mail entries to: "Emeril's Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed", Ansonia Station, P.O. Box 230249 ,New York, NY 10023-0005.

If you are mailing in your nomination, please be sure to include all of your contact numbers, as well as the address of the mom you are nominating.

Or enter online at the Good Morning America contest page at abcnews.com. There you will find instructions on the appropriate and acceptable file formats and sizes for submitting your entry electronically.

All mail-in entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 15, 2011, and received by Friday, April 22, 2011. On-line entries must be received by 11:59 pm EDT, Friday, April 15, 2010.

Judging Procedure, Notification and Finalists Judging:

Eligible entries will be judged on the basis of potential for on-air appeal, compelling nature of story and overall readability of essay. Decisions of the judges are final as to all contest-related matters.

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