Sittercity Contest Celebrates America's Top Sitter
Leading In-Home Care Site Puts Superior Sitters in Spotlight
CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2013
CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sittercity, America's largest and most
trusted online solution for connecting families with quality local caregivers,
has launched its America's Top Sitter Contest to celebrate the nation's
exceptional babysitters and nannies.
Anyone who knows a babysitter or nanny they think deserving of the title,
"America's Top Sitter," can nominate that person through Sittercity's Facebook
page (facebook.com/sittercity). The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in
cash, and nine finalists will each receive a $100 SpaFinder gift card.
"The purpose of the contest is to celebrate the amazing sitters and nannies
who enrich kids' lives," said Melissa Marchwick, mother-to-be and Executive
Vice President, Sittercity. Mrs. Marchwick will also sit on the expert panel
of judges for the contest. "We think of great babysitters and nannies as
unsung heroes, and we want to pay tribute to the important role they play."
Sittercity, founded in 2001, connects families with experienced caregivers in
their area, including babysitters, nannies, tutors, senior care providers, pet
sitters, and housekeepers. The company provides detailed caregiver profiles
that include parent reviews, background checks, up-to-date availability,
references and caregiving experience. Sittercity is also offered to over 500
corporations, universities and government agencies as an employee benefit
through SelectPlus, the Company's corporate program.
A panel of expert judges will select 10 finalists from the nominations. The
judges are: Yoanna House, winner of America's Next Top Model Season 2 and mom
of a two-year-old; Sarah Evans, tech superstar, founder of #journchat on
Twitter and a new mom; Melanie Notkin (aka Savvy Auntie), national bestselling
author and an aunt who frequently babysits; Stefania Pomponi Butler (aka
CitiMama), President & Chief Evangelist, Clever Girls Collective, Inc., one of
Forbes' Ten Mommy 'hood Gurus, and mom of three; Dave Kerpen, dad of two
girls, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Likeable Media; and
Melissa Marchwick, Executive Vice President, Sittercity and soon-to-be mom.
The deadline for nominations for America's Top Sitter is Feb. 26, at 11:59
p.m. EST. There is no cost to enter.Those nominating a sitter must write a
brief essay of up to 200 words that highlights the sitter's
experience/knowledge, dependability, creativity and commitment/flexibility.
Submitting a photo is optional. Once the finalists are selected, members of
the Facebook community will have from March 5 to March 15 to vote for the
winner. The babysitter or nanny with the most votes will win the $5,000 grand
prize and title of "America's Top Sitter." The winner will be announced on
For more information on the contest, visit Sittercity's Facebook page and
click on "America's Top Sitter," then "Details".
Sittercity, founded in 2001, is America's largest and most trusted online
solution for connecting families with quality local caregivers, including
babysitters, nannies, tutors, senior care providers, pet sitters, and
housekeepers. Sittercity connects families with pre-screened caregivers by
providing detailed profiles with photos, parent reviews, background checks,
up-to-date availability, references and caregiving experience. Sittercity's
corporate program serves corporate, university and government clients across
the United States, including: Amazon, Avon, Dannon, Department of Defense, FOX
Networks, Leo Burnett, MasterCard, McGladrey, Monster, New Balance, Northrop
Grumman, Northwestern University, Pitney Bowes, Scripps and the University of
California. For more information, visit www.sittercity.com.
Contact: Lori Keenan, +1-847-902-2905, email@example.com
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