Chiquita Banana Sing-off – Win $5,000!

Over the last decade I’ve sacrificed my dignity online for money, exposure, and favors for friends. I’m talking mostly bad photos being posted of me online, or self-deprecating stories that turn into essays that make another mother feel better, that kind of thing. I dabbled in public speaking and YouTube for a little while, but I am most comfortable at the computer and keyboard, rattling away about the things I like.

Chiquita(1)Something new came along and I find myself contemplating a sacrifice of dignity in exchange for…bananas.

Not just any bananas, though. These bananas are going to Manna in Thousand Oaks to help feed hungry people in our area. Yes, they are out there, even in The Bubble.

Basically the deal is, Chiquita Banana is sending a case of bananas to Manna in return for me telling you about this contest. For many of you, this will be lots of fun, and a chance to win up to $5,000!

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It’s the Chiquita Banana sing-off! Make a music video singing the classic Chiquita Banana jingle and you’re entered. Entries will be judged NOT on Facebook likes or re-tweets (thank goodness) but by creativity, enthusiasm, and fun. How could I resist?

It’s easy to enter: visit the Chiquita Banana sing-off website, register to enter, then choose music video, sing-along, or banana-gram. I was planning to do a dramatic reading of the Chiquita jingle because I can’t really sing, (see, sacrificing my dignity!) but I opted instead for a banana-gram. Agoura Hills Mom, represent! You can see the videos that other people have made and vote for your favorites in the gallery. Some people are so creative!

I know I have some talented readers out there. You can participate if you live in the US or Canada (except Quebec) and you are 13 or older or you get your parent’s permission. The deadline to enter is May 29, so get creative and enjoy those bananas!

And if you would like to donate food to Manna, the information about how to do that and what foods they accept is here.