Today is the deadline for Island students, grades one through eight, to enter the Mom of the Year essay writing contest. The contest, in conjunction with the Edgartown Board of Trade and Pink and Green Weekend, will award three winning prizes—one each in grades one to three, four to six and seven to eight. The winning essays will be recognized and read at the Harbor View Hotel’s Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 13, at 11 a.m.

The essays should be one page and themed, My Mom is the best Mom because . . . And don’t forget to include her name.

Please submit the essay with the student’s name, the mother’s name, address, phone number, e-mail and grade to: Network of Neighbors, P.O. Box 1920, Edgartown MA 02539. Essays must be postmarked no later than today, April 20. For further information call 508-627-1250 or e-mail