The Best Year of My Life - An AuPairWorld contest for au pairs

What are your au pair plans for 2014?

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A new year is a new chance, and we're sure you're going to be making the most of all that 2014 has to offer. That's why we want you to participate in our special start-of-the-year contest for au pairs: "2014 WILL BE THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE" and have a chance to win a cool prize (see below):

Tell us:

⇒ "How I'm going to make 2014 the best au pair year of my life"

What do you have in mind that's going to make the year special – travel, projects, new ideas, fun with the little ones, adventures in your host country, outings with your host family?There's such a lot that can make an au pair year great. We want to hear from you – if you're already an au pair, or if you're still in the planning stages.

Be creative! Share your ideas, tell about your plans! 

We're ready to accept your answers in all kinds of different form:

  • Write a text. We'll print the best ones on our website.
  • Add a picture to show us just what you mean. We'll show that too.
  • Make a video. We'll link to the best uploaded YouTube videos.

The main thing is: Let us hear from you at the "bestyear" email address and know what you're planning.

Send your answer today and have a chance to be a winner!

10 participants who have sent their entries by February 28 will receive a nifty, nicely styled AuPairWorld laptop bag, with a sturdy zipper and a comfortable shoulder strap – the perfect protection for your computer whether you're on the way to another country or to the café on the other side of town.

It's going to be the best year - tell us about it. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

+++ This contest is now closed, but you can take part in the new one! +++

Best year contest update

We're pleased to share a sampling of what we have been hearing and seeing from au pairs who have entered our "Best Year of My Life 2014" contest:

Opening quotation markHere is something that makes me feel that this is going to be the best year of my life. I signed an Au Pair contract with a German family 2 weeks ago. It is just amazing, right? I am not sure if it was just a matter of luck, but guess what? My family lives in Berlin, this town with internationalism and tolerance, lively nightlife, cafés, clubs, bars, street art, museums, palaces, and places of historic interest – you know what people say, “Berlin is the place to be.”Closing quotation mark

Opening quotation markQuiero poder disfrutar de un país desde dentro con la visión que un niño tiene de su propia ciudad. Los niños hacen que no solo un año sea especial, sino cada uno de los días del año.Closing quotation mark

Opening quotation markQuiero que este año yo no solo sea la persona que cuida de algún niño. Quiero ser esa persona que llegue a una casa y se convierta en un miembro más de la familiaClosing quotation mark

Opening quotation markI'm going to Spain in September and I'm not just going there to be an au pair - I'm going there to be the big sister of two little wonderful kids. I'm going to teach them English and have fun with them and their parents. Besides I'm going to study Spanish when my siblings are at school.Closing quotation mark

Opening quotation markI like to get to know new people, cultures and have fun with them. That is the most important thing – have fun! Life is too short to worry about things which can disappear already tomorrow. I've decided to enjoy on the highest level. Closing quotation mark

Opening quotation markEspero que cada día que amanezca sea una aventura nueva para mí, desde disfrutar en casa con los niños y la familia, hasta pasear por la ciudad con mis nuevas amigas.Closing quotation mark