Fit for Life

Kids active this holiday season can get photo in the newspaper

Runners take part in the Pottstown Funky Santa 5K and 3-Person Relay Race....Photo/Tom Kelly III

Runners take part in the Pottstown Funky Santa 5K and 3-Person Relay Race….Photo/Tom Kelly III

Want to help your child possibly win a free gift card and get their face in the newspaper? Then submit a photo of he or she doing something physically active for the FREE Fit Kids for Life Contest.

Contest winners get their photo published in The Mercury newspaper, a Schuylkill Valley Sports $20 gift card (West Pottsgrove location) and a free T-shirt. Up to three kids can win each bi-weekly contest.

Fit Kids for Life winners

Fit Kids for Life winners

The contest is absolutely free to enter and winners are announced every two weeks. It’s easy for parents to enter their children. They just have to email a photo of their kid doing an activity to with the child’s first name and age. Photos can also be posted on the Fit for Life Facebook with the same information. To submit photos on Facebook, the user must first like the Fit for Life page.

The photo possibilities are endless. It just has to show a child doing some type of fitness activity. The holiday season is a great time to get moving. This can include walking to school, participating in a sport, dancing and so much more. As long as the photo displays fitness then it counts. For a photo gallery of all the Fit Kids for Life entries received so far, CLICK HERE.

Only one submitted photo is allowed per child each bi-weekly contest. Photos emailed without the necessary information (first name and age) won’t be included in the contest.

The deadline to submit photos is noon Monday, Dec. 21 (for this contest only). The next contest winners will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 23, on the Fit for Life Facebook.

Each contest usually has a different activity theme such as outdoor fitness, group activities and holiday fun. Parents who snap a photo of their child doing the bi-weekly contest’s specific activity, can then enter the photo. Parents can find out each activity theme by visiting the Fit for Life FacebookFit for Life website and the Fit for Life Twitter@MercFit4Life.

There can be up to three winners every two weeks because the contest has three age divisions. The categories are 2 to 6 years old, 7 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old.

After photos are submitted, they will be put into a Facebook photo album on Monday where voters can LIKE their favorite kid fitness photo. The album will be on the Fit for Life Facebook.

Voting for the contest will start 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21, and end 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23. After winners are announced on Wednesday, the next activity theme will also be announced.

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For a full list of the contest rules and guidelines CLICK HERE or email Michilea Patterson at for questions.

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