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Guidelines & Eligibility

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Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) accepts products and services designed for infants through adults in more than 150 categories.

MCA Judges are especially interested in products and services that help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually; are morally sound and promote good will; and are inspirational and uplifting.

Eligibilty

There are three primary qualifiers for entries:

1) Is the item safe?
All products must comply with US product safety standards including, but not limited to the standards set forth by the US Food & Drug Administration and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

2) Is the item current?
While the MCA does not require a certain manufactured / published date, entered items cannot contain content that is considered “out of date.”

3) Is the item easily available?
Entered items must be easily available for parents, educators, and librarians to acquire (i.e. the item is available via a major retailer such as Amazon).

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Ineligible Items

- Book galleys and manuscripts
– Beta prototypes

Content Classification Standards

MCA Judges are especially interested in products that help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually; are morally sound and promote good will; and are inspirational and uplifting. Still, we realize there are many important works that deal with disturbing themes or contain what some may see as “objectionable” content.  We believe content should be evaluated using educational criteria, and that content must be viewed in the context of the work as a whole. Please review the MCA Content Classification Standards to learn more.

Resubmissions 

Products are not eligible for re-submission unless a major redesign has occurred.

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