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In 1993, I established the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest in honor of my adoptive mother and birth mother I had never known. A girl named Margaret claimed her grand prize diamond in the first contest. Like buried treasure, her enchanting poem sparkled deep within the mound of essays. I'll never forget that first Mother's Day when she presented the precious gem to her mother.

Today, the writing contest
- allows all kids to express their appreciation for their mothers
- teaches all kids to become powerful writers
-prepares all kids for a lifetime of success by building self-esteem


Diamond Mike Watson, founder

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