Contest: Take a photo of your mom - and win

Mother's Day is May 9. Want to give your mom some long overdue recognition? Enter our Mother's Day photo contest and win the chance to give your mom the public thanks she deserves.

How it works: Take a photo that shows us what makes your mom special. Does she get up at 5 a.m. to take you to swimming practice every morning? Does she take care of her grandkids all day so you can go to work? Send us your photo and a brief explanation, 50 words or less. Be creative and have fun with the photo. We'll pick the best and feature them in our section on Mother's Day.

Photo judging criteria: Our judges will look for creativity, the quality of the photo and how clearly you communicated your idea.

How to enter: E-mail your photo to Photos should be high-resolution -- at least 300 dpi -- and at least 5 inches wide.

One photo per entry; one entry per person. And your entry must be a new photo taken for this contest.

If you can't e-mail your photo, mail it to Mother's Day Photo, Features Department, Star-Telegram, Box 1870, Fort Worth 76101.

Be sure to include your name and your mom's name, as well as names of anyone else in the photo, and your address and phone number. Important: Either you or your mom must live in Tarrant or surrounding counties.

Star-Telegram employees and their families are not eligible. Photos will not be returned. All entries must be received by April 23.