American Girl Magazine’s 20th Birthday National Cover Contest
(with a MitC giveaway!)

Congrats to the winner Ginny Brewster!

Credit: American Girl magazine

Credit: American Girl magazine

American Girl magazine is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. As someone who volunteers with young girls, I know how popular the American Girl brand is with tweens and young teens. That is why I am happy to share about the magazine’s national cover contest that is part of their yearlong celebration. Girls (ages 8 to 13) can enter to win an appearance on the cover of the 2013 “Best of American Girl” issue. Focused on friendship, a pair of friends will be chosen to be on the cover based on the story of their unique friendship. How sweet! You can find the full details and an entry form at AG Magazine Cover Contest.

I took a peek at the January/February issue of the American Girl magazine and I think that it is really great for young girls. In keeping with the “birthday” theme, it was filled with a bunch of party ideas and birthday stories from American Girl Readers. You can view a free sample of a past magazine at

AG screenshot

AG screenshot

The fun part is that a Mom in the City reader also has a chance to win an American Girl magazine prize. While I can’t get your child a magazine cover, American Girl has kindly agreed to gift two one-year subscriptions of American Girl magazine to one lucky reader. (One subscription can go to your daughter and the other to one of her best friends.) To enter to win, simply let me know what you like best about your daughter’s friendship with her best friend in the “Comments” section below.

For an extra (totally optional!) entry, you can sign up for my email or RSS feed updates. Just leave an additional comment sharing that you signed up. I will use to choose a winner next Tuesday, February 5th, at noon. Good luck!

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  1. Tabathia B says

    That she understands how shy my daughter is when she is around other people and when they are at school she makes sure to include my daughter in whatever games that they are playing

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  2. Catherine says

    Each of my daughters has a best friend, my 6 year old tells me how they talk during lunch time, with her best friend, reason her lunch comes back, half eaten 😉 and my soon to be 13 year old confides in her best friend, and feels on top of the world being with her. No matter what age, a best friend is always needed, and important in someone’s life.

  3. Marlena U. says

    My daughter and her best friend love each other through thick and thin. They act like sisters more than friends and the really great part is that through their friendship – my daughter’s best friend’s mother and I have become best friends! We have many, many memories of mother/daughter experiences – just the four of us!

  4. sheeba says

    I am always so touched to see that my daughter and her friend pray for each other very often. They truly exemplify ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed’ axiom.

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