The contest, which was titled “Te Amo Mama,” (Mother I love you) was launched back in April and was organized by ZIZ Radio and MiyVue.com.
Members of the public were invited to write and submit poems, of no more than 100 words, outlining reasons that would best classify their special lady as the Best Mother in the country.
The finalists for the contest were decided during live readings of the submissions on Wednesday and Thursday, during the popular ZIZ radio program, the Jump-Off Show with host Chico. Members of the general public were asked to determine the top 3 poems, by calling to make their submissions.
In the end, the winners were declared as Yvette Ross in First Place, followed by Danielle Mills second and Kardvin Francis third.
Ross, a teacher by profession, stated on Friday that she wrote the poem, driven from her sincere feelings and thoughts about the woman she is proud to call her mother. Ross said the poem expressed her true appreciation for just how much she loves and cares for her mother.
Donella Dias of Miyvue.com expressed satisfaction with the response received from the public and said that she was surprised that they were so many poets here in the federation. Dias also had high praises for the various sponsors of the contest, who came forward to donate the impressive list of prizes.
The first place winner won a hotel stay for two nights at Ocean Terrace Inn, dinner for two at Carambola Restaurant and a handset from Digicel and a bouquet of flowers from Celebration City; while the Second Place winner received a gift set from Ashbury’s, a two night stay at Timothy Beach Hotel and with the Third Prize winner receiving a Gift Basket from Gary’s Fruits and Flowers.