Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Show Us The Real ‘U’ In Uniform

I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about this great contest that is going on right now! Get your kids involved and get writing!

French Toast (, a leading provider of school uniforms, this week launched a $15,000 contest in which kids who attend a school that has a dress code can show the world what makes them unique and special.

The contest is titled, “Show Us The Real ‘U’ In Uniform,” and it is designed to provide a forum for kids to express their individuality. Kids and their parents can enter the contest by visiting and following the instructions regarding submitting a video or essay along with pictures. The final day to submit an entry is September 15.

On November 1, French Toast will be posting the 10 finalists and the public will be able to vote for the grand prize winner – who will win $10,000 in cash and their school will receive $5,000 in vouchers from French Toast. The grand prize winner will be announced on November 30.

More than 1 in 5 public schools now have a dress code, and that’s on top of the many private, parochial and charter schools that have dress codes! Does your school have a dress code? Kristina's school doesn't but they definitely have guidelines that you have to follow. No flip flops until Grade 4, no showing your stomach, and I believe nothing sleeveless. Of course no hats is a big one too!

This is a great contest that you can really get your kids involved in and it doesn't just benefit your child, it will really help out their school too!