FridayLight (www.fridaylight.org) is a global campaign focused around Shabbat candle lighting, celebrating the power women have to illuminate their surroundings and bring world peace. In honor of the upcoming festival of Purim - which is highlighted by the heroine Queen Esther - the "For Women, By Women" organization has launched a contest looking for modern-day Jewish Heroines.
Women of the world are invited to nominate themselves or someone they know. Their merit need not be epic (they don't have to be eradicating world hunger or anything like that!); any women you find deserving is a fine nominee! The winner will get $1,000 to be used towards her heroine cause!
It's quite simple:
1. Think of a women you know that deserves some recognition (it may even be YOU!).
2. Send a bio/profile of any length as well as a picture to email@example.com by midnight [12:00 am EPT] Wednesday March 16th. Make sure to include what she would do with the $1,000 prize if she won!
3. Once your nominee is posted and open to voting/"likes," tell everyone you know about it and encourage them to "like" FridayLight on Facebook and vote on your nominee!
4. On March 27th, the nominee with the most votes will be crowned "FridayLight Purim Heroine" and win $1,000!
Click here for the FridayLight blog announcement details.
And check in here for updates on the contest as well as to read about our current nominees!
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
And make sure to pass this on to any women you know!