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The Mumsnet MUM of the year award.

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QuintessentialShadow Fri 17-Apr-09 11:46:35

Will there be a thread to discuss nominations, or will it all be secret through email?

It must be a hard task doing the judging.
It must be bloody harder than the Christmas appeal, so I dont envy you this task. A whole holiday stands to gain for one lucky winner, wow....

But, what criteria do you use to judge? If I were to put myself somebody forward, so to speak....

What I really would like to ask is:

???? why? What the fuck are you thinking?

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 17-Apr-09 11:48:04

Is it just mums or is it parent of the year?

Will it be number of nominations or best story?

Or will you pick a name out of a hat wink

hereidrawtheline Fri 17-Apr-09 11:48:13

I'm with QS here unless I win its a bloody terrible idea

Please allow the above statement to count as my nomination!

littlelamb Fri 17-Apr-09 11:48:37

Can I start my sob story now and nominate myself??
My dc have never been on holiday. Ever. I'm single, poor yadda yadda yadda.....

QuintessentialShadow Fri 17-Apr-09 11:50:00

I wonder if the sob stories will be published....

Tortington Fri 17-Apr-09 11:50:19

i was thinking the same thing last night.

Though, i am sure that MN towers know what they are doing

i wanted to ask, can i nominate somone who isn't a mumsnetter?

and if i gave you all the heart wrenching stuff she has been through - how confidential would it be?

then again, its not my place to go telling a bunch of journos a story fit for hallmark tv.

which is another issue in itself.

twinsetandpearls Fri 17-Apr-09 11:51:00

"Will there be a thread to discuss nominations, or will it all be secret through email? "

And so moldiegate starts again. grin

beanieb Fri 17-Apr-09 11:51:36

just what I thought Twinset wink

QuintessentialShadow Fri 17-Apr-09 11:51:58

It can be a whole book out of it:

"The every day parenting heroes of Mumsnet"

Will mumsnet own the copyright to all the nominations, too??

littlelamb Fri 17-Apr-09 11:53:23

grin Actually, I was thinking the same. Can we nominate non mumsnetters?

Tortington Fri 17-Apr-09 11:53:50

i think i would be very annoyed if a good meaning friend nominated me and splurted out all my personal details.

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 17-Apr-09 11:54:42

oh - if winner is mner - will MNHQ add Mum(or Dad) of The Year to the end of their username? grin

HecateMumOfTheYear has a nice ring to it, I think...


Flamesparrow Fri 17-Apr-09 11:55:19

Don't like it.

It all hinges on how well known posters are and how much of their lives they share.

Take Serenity - I love her to bits, she could be the best mum in the world or have gone through many many hardships, but I don't know because she never speaks about her family on threads I see at least. Many people use MN as an escape from the home rather than talking about it.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 17-Apr-09 11:56:04

Surely we should all be winners?

<cue cheesey music>

Onlyjoking Fri 17-Apr-09 11:56:41

This will end in tears surely?

QuintessentialShadow Fri 17-Apr-09 11:56:48

What are the legal issues involved when hundreds of people are writing in either about themselves, or other people they want to surprise who may know nothing about it?

I am sure all of us have a sobstory, and some of us may even dream about being on Jeremy Kyle, or some other tv show, or heck, even get a mention in "Bella" or "Best"! To some, selling out with their life story, is probably a good idea.

But, then you are not really judging on who is the best mum/mumsnetter/family of the year, but who is most keen to sell their story to the press...

Who owns the stories? Mumsnet? Can mumsnett "sell" them on?

Ledodgy Fri 17-Apr-09 11:57:03

God it will be like those bonny baby competitions where people all get their mates to vote for them. They'll be an influx of one time poster names hunbunlovemachine123 and the like.

Pan Fri 17-Apr-09 11:57:47

OH I see tears, tantrums, mutual recriminations, name-calling and ends to otherwise beautiful friendships. And that's just at MN

ComeOVeneer Fri 17-Apr-09 11:57:55

What is the point of it? It is nothing more than a thinly disguised poularity contest. No good can come of it I'm sure!

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 17-Apr-09 11:57:59

It's a nice thought but a bad idea, imo.

Ledodgy Fri 17-Apr-09 11:58:35

LedodgyMumoftheyear sounds the best imo because it's nice and ambiguous. grin

southeastastra Fri 17-Apr-09 11:58:55

i think it sounds quite nice, not just for mnetters is it

Pan Fri 17-Apr-09 11:59:51

I mis-read that as 'muffoftheyear'. Must be just me.

QuintessentialShadow Fri 17-Apr-09 12:00:25

It is a nice thought for the one person who wins.

twinsetandpearls Fri 17-Apr-09 12:00:30

I think the intention is good and I hope someone who is a good mum and needs a boost gets it.

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