What does it take to enter this competition? You just have to be a Livingston County resident 18 years of age or older who takes care of a home. It doesn't matter if you're a stay-at-home parent, you have a full-time job, or something in between. As long as you mange a home, you're qualified.
This competition has been dominated by women in the past, but men are encouraged to enter as well! Two years ago, we had our first male entry for Homemaker of the Year. So don't be shy, take a chance to enter!
|2012 Homemaker of the Year contestants, including our first male contestant|
and honorary "King for a Day"
What do you have to do to enter? Start by entering Open Class, which was explained in this blog post. You have to enter in 5 or more different categories in home arts - this includes needle arts, baking, canning, horticulture, floriculture, fine arts, and more! Those forms are due July 1. There is also an additional application which is due by July 11. After that, there is an interview process and judging to determine the winner. Check out the Homemaker of the Year page for more details.
|2013 Fowlerville Family Fair Homemaker of the Year Teri Best|
So, get out there, enter the competition, and get your projects ready!