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Nominate your au pair for Au Pair of the Year!

Dear Host Family,
Every year Au Pair in America celebrates the extraordinary au pairs on our program through an Au Pair of the Year contest. A spirit of cultural exchange, community connectedness and exceptional childcare are just some of the qualities we look for in our Au Pair of the Year. Here is your opportunity to share your own special story about your au pair.
Nominating your au pair for Au Pair of the Year is a wonderful way to show appreciation for your au pair’s achievements and the ways in which she/he has touched your family. Whether your au pair wins the title or is simply nominated, it is an achievement she/he will be proud of for years to come.
  • In an essay of 500 to 850 words, describe the characteristics that make your au pair exceptional; note the positive impact she/he has had on your family and describe how she/he has integrated into your local community and learned about America. There is no right or wrong way to do this; just write from the heart! Please include a photo of your au pair with the essay submission. Please do not include children in the photo.
  • To be eligible, the person being nominated must have been an au pair in 2019.
  • Submit your entry to aupairoftheyear@aifs.com no later than October 31, 2019.
  • Au Pair in America will ask the community counselor to submit a reference on behalf of all winning entries under consideration. The reference will include details of the au pair’s participation in the educational component, cluster meetings and activities and the special ways the au pair embraced her experience in America.

Please be aware that the Au Pair of the Year, runners up and their host families may be asked to be interviewed and/or photographed. Photos of host children will only be used with parental consent.

The Au Pair of the Year will receive:

  • 2 round trip tickets to reconnect with their hosting family in the U.S! Tickets to be used within 2 years of the au pair departing the Au Pair in America program
  • Entry into the International Au Pair Association’s Au Pair of the Year contest!
  • Recognition on the Au Pair in America website!
  • A recognition "More Than..." bracelet

Two runners up will receive:

  • 1 round trip ticket to reconnect with their hosting family in the U.S! Tickets to be used within 2 years of the au pair departing the Au Pair in America program
  • Recognition on the Au Pair in America website!
  • A recognition "More Than..." bracelet

All nominees will receive:

  • A certificate from Au Pair in America and a copy of the host family’s nomination letter!
  • Host family essays and community counselor references will be judged by a committee appointed by Au Pair in America. The winning au pair and runners up will be notified in the new year
  • All contest entries will become property of Au Pair in America, including rights to edit and publish the material.
  • Travel arrangements require 60 days notice and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Travel will be booked to the nearest major airport. Flight will be chosen and booked by AIFS/ Gulliver’s Travels. Maximum value of $1500 per ticket.
  • By submitting a nomination you agree to the Au Pair of the Year Contest Official Rules.
    Click here for the official contest rules.

Enter Your Au Pair Today!

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Submit your entry to aupairoftheyear@aifs.com
no later than October 31, 2019.
Read the official contest rules.


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