Do You Know a Little Girl Who Looks Like Little Debbie? She Could Win $5,000!


I just found out about this awesome contest from my friend David Griner, social media coordinator for Little Debbie, and thought I'd spread the news!

Back in 1960, a picture of a little girl named Debbie became an American icon. This month, to celebrate Little Debbie’s 50th Anniversary, a lucky girl age 4-8 in your life could win a $5,000 scholarship just by re-creating that classic photo.

The Little Debbie Look-A-Like Contest is already under way, and if you’ve got access to a camera and a straw hat, you could well on your way to winning all sorts of great prizes, including the grand prize of $5,000 for a child’s education.

You might be surprised to learn that “Little Debbie” is a real person, but it’s true! In fact, she’s going to be one of the judges for the Look-A-Like Contest.

Here’s the story of how she became such an icon:

In 1960, a bakery owner by the name of O.D. McKee was trying to come up with a name for his newest snack cakes. Inspiration struck when he looked at a photograph of his 4-year-old granddaughter Debbie, who was wearing her favorite straw hat.

From that moment on, “Little Debbie” has been the unforgettable face on dozens of America’s favorite snacks, from Oatmeal Creme Pies and Swiss Cake Rolls to Nutty Bars and Zebra Cakes.

Now it’s your chance to re-create a classic by taking part in the Little Debbie Look-A-Like Contest.

Prizes include:

It’s easy to enter. Just visit the Little Debbie Look-A-Like site and follow the steps to send in your submission. But hurry! The deadline for submissions is Jan. 20.

For more information on Little Debbie and the contest, you can follow Little Debbie on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook or just drop me an e-mail with any questions.

Good luck!

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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.


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