Gratitude Caption Contest 2017 (CLOSED) Productivity & Positivity

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Alhamdulillah is a phrase Muslims use to show praise and gratitude for their Creator – Creator of everything and everyone. This contest is from #AlhamdulillahForSeries which is a series inspired by the following verse of the Qur’an, where Allah says:

”If you are grateful, I will surely increase you…” [14:7]

The idea behind this series is to instill the attitude of gratitude – to promote joy and positivity.

This year, we ran a #MuslimsCollab campaign to not only manage sponsorships effectively but also to encourage different Muslim businesses to collaborate with each other and rise by lifting each other up. We love connecting the brands/bloggers together.

 

Happiness is contagious so spread it far with your ideas because we are holding a FREE to enter Gratitude Caption Contest (in partnership with amazing Collaborators alhamdulillah) – something we do each year before Eidain since the launch of the series and the gratitude journal based on it. (You can read all about the journal here: http://ayeina.com/muslims-mini-gratitude-journal/ )

So how do you sprinkle some positive vibes around? By entering the following contest 😀


Simple Steps to Enter:


1: Fill in the blank:
“Alhamdulillah for _________________”?   

Comment what are you grateful for on Instagram videos. Highlight a unique side of gratitude – something that few people think of when they talk about being grateful – or something that few people associate with Allah (thanking Him) when they are happy or feel blessed. Instead of saying “Alhamdulillah for everything” – think of something specific (look at THIS FACEBOOK ALBUM from the previous contest for the ideas).


2: Hashtag it:
#AlhamdulillahForSeries

(so it’s easier to track which comment is generic and which one is an entry for the contest)

 
3: Tag at least one friend to spread positive vibes ❤
Even if you don’t win, you’ll still be spreading positivity by sharing what gratitude means to you 💜  Joy is toxic and one line from you can make someone feel blessed in their life as well in shaa Allah 🙂 You can follow Ayeina and the collaborators to stay updated with the contest and prize shipping etc. (optional – this won’t affect your chances of winning).

How to Enter

The contest is not endorsed by IG.
 

▪FIRST STEP – INSTAGRAM ENTRIES

1) simply comment below the 2 IG posts from 15th March – 17th March.

2) Do not DM (Direct Message) your entry – it won’t be accepted.

3) Please make sure to complete all 3 steps otherwise your entry may get lost in other comments. 



▪SECOND STEP – INSTAGRAM VOTES

Vote here for your favorite caption from IG semifinalists: 19th March – 21st March 

We choose 14 captions out of approx. 1000 comments within a span of 3 days! Alhamdulillah for the sponsors who helped us pick out the semifinalists 💞 We couldn’t have done it without them!

Now the HARDEST part is in YOUR hands!
You can now help us choose 3 winners by casting your votes. 3 of the judges’ favorite have already been chosen but they’ll be revealed along with community’s favorite results. Following are the rest of 11 semifinalists for you to vote.

 

Prize Bundles (IG):


Each package has two categories – One will be given to the caption most voted by the judges (judgment will be based on originality and creativity). 

Another will be given to the caption most voted by the community – the voting will take place on the website in shaa Allah (see the schedule below).

 

LIFESTYLE PACKAGE:

Vertue Box will be sending one of the winners an original halal beauty box worth over £60.

One of the winners will receive the following three products: 

1) Halal essential oil (Habbatus Sauda – pure and cold pressed oil) from Viva Queen Bee.

2) Rhinestone sparkly hijab pin from Azyaan Online.

3) A dua journal from TheDuaJournal.


ART PACKAGE:

Imaan Shop will be sending one of the winners 3 Islamic products from their beautiful lifestyle store, worth over £60: 1) Colored Qur’an , 2) Bismillah Velvet Pouch , 3) 33bead Tasbih

One of the winners will receive the following three products: 

1) 15 Dhikr Magnets by Little Muslims Gift Factory.

2) #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal (also sent by Little Muslims Gift Factory).

3) “Do what you love” Notebook by Quote Lovin’.

 


PARENTING PACKAGE

Kube Publishing will be sending one of the winner 6 Islamic products 5 for kids and 1 for you:

1) Book for you – “Revive Your Heart” (Nouman Ali Khan)

2) Pack of 5 Activity Books for your kid(s) – (Ramadan and Fasting, Makkah and Madina, All about Wudu, Mosques of the world, All about Prayer)

One of the winners (perhaps a new mother (to be)) will receive the following three products: 

1) Baby kandoora-romper by Little Muslimah.

2) Online Childbirth Classes by Jeddah Mothering.

3) Choice of Product from Maya’s Organic World.


Winners:


6 winners from the IG campaign – 3 Judge’s favorite and 3 community’s favorite are as follows:

 

Lifestyle Package winners

1) “Alhamdulillah for a heart at peace knowing that Allah is in control of everything” (Sri Lanka)

2) “Alhamdulillah for tears that help us express our deepest emotions” (Pakistan)

Art Package winners

1) “Alhamdulillah for accepting closed doors and being presented with open doors” (UK)

2) “Alhamdulillah for the experience of fatherhood after growing up as an orphan” (Qatar)

Parenting Package winners

1) “Alhamdulillah for the blessing of seeing another day that wasn’t promised yesterday” (India)

2) “Alhamdulillah for the promise of meeting loved ones in Jannah who are 1000 miles away in dunya” (KSA)


FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN


Simple Steps to Enter:


1: Fill in the blank:
“Alhamdulillah for _________________”?

Comment what are you grateful for on two FACEBOOK video posts. Highlight a unique side of gratitude – something that few people think of when they talk about being grateful – or something that few people associate with Allah (thanking Him) when they are happy or feel blessed. Instead of saying “Alhamdulillah for everything” – think of something specific (look at THIS FACEBOOK ALBUM from the previous contest for the ideas).


2: Hashtag it:
#AlhamdulillahForSeries

(so it’s easier to track which comment is generic and which one is an entry for the contest)

 
3: Tag at least one friend to spread positive vibes ❤

Even if you don’t win, you’ll still be spreading positivity by sharing what gratitude means to you. Joy is toxic and one line from you can make someone feel blessed in their life as well in shaa Allah 🙂  You can like/follow Ayeina and the collaborators to stay updated with the contest and prize shipping etc. (optional – this won’t affect your chances of winning).


How to Enter:

The contest is not endorsed by FB.

 

▪FIRST STEP – FACEBOOK ENTRIES

1) simply comment below the two FB video posts from 26th March – 28th March.

2) Please make sure to complete all 3 steps mentioned above – otherwise, your entry may get lost in other comments.


▪SECOND STEP – FACEBOOK VOTES

Vote here for your favorite caption from FB semifinalists: 31st March – 2nd April

We chose 14 captions out of hundreds of entries within a span of 3 days! Alhamdulillah for the sponsors who helped us pick out the semifinalists 💞 

Now the HARDEST part is in YOUR hands! You can help us choose 3 winners by casting your votes. 3 of the judges’ favorite have already been chosen but they’ll be revealed along with community’s favorite results. Following are the rest of 11 semifinalists for you to vote.

 

Prize Bundles (FB):


Each package has two categories – One will be given to the caption most voted by the judges (judgment will be based on originality and creativity).

Another will be given to the caption most voted by the community – the voting will take place on the website in shaa Allah (see the schedule below).

 

LIFESTYLE PACKAGE:

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1) Halal Facial Kit (Turmeric Yogurt facial Soap, Rose Water Facial mist with aloe Vera juice, Hydrating Orange Blossom Cream, and Moroccan Clay Facial Mask Bar) by Zaytoon Naturals.

2) 1-month free access to the Healthy Habits Community by Nutrition by Nazima.

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1) Prophetic medicine pack (Zamzam water, organic olive oil, Indian costus, pure sidr leaf powder) & eBook by SunnaHealing.

2) Potluck planner celebrating food from the Quran by Healthy Muslimah.


ART PACKAGE:

cookie cutters, allah muhammad silver and gold frames, gratitude journal for Muslims, gratitude, gratitude caption contest, #AlhamdulillahForSeries , gratitude journal, positivity, ayeina, islamic contest, muslim products, competition, 2017, contest for muslims, contest for muslim kids, #muslimscollab , shukr journal, support muslim businesses, positive vibes, tournament, best quotation, islamic quotes, hope, grateful, blessed, samina farooq, ayesha farooq, zayeneesha

1) Cookie cutter set by WithaSpin.

2) 2 (Allah and Muhammad) frames by Siraj Store.

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1) Wooden Jannah keyring and plaque by Zed&Q.

2) Handmade Bismillah cloth banner by Handmade Beginnings.

3) Arabic Art Print by Little Bulbul.


PARENTING PACKAGE:

little muslim doll, UK islamic shop, gratitude journal for Muslims, gratitude, gratitude caption contest, #AlhamdulillahForSeries , gratitude journal, positivity, ayeina, islamic contest, muslim products, competition, 2017, contest for muslims, contest for muslim kids, #muslimscollab , shukr journal, support muslim businesses, positive vibes, tournament, best quotation, islamic quotes, hope, grateful, blessed, samina farooq, ayesha farooq, zayeneesha

1) #AlhamdulillahForSeries Gratitude Journal from Anafiya Gifts.

2) Choice of Plush Doll by Little Maysoor.

muslim plush dolls, arabic printables, board books for muslim children, surahs made easy, gratitude journal for Muslims, gratitude, gratitude caption contest, #AlhamdulillahForSeries , gratitude journal, positivity, ayeina, islamic contest, muslim products, competition, 2017, contest for muslims, contest for muslim kids, #muslimscollab , shukr journal, support muslim businesses, positive vibes, tournament, best quotation, islamic quotes, hope, grateful, blessed, samina farooq, ayesha farooq, zayeneesha

1) “Zaynab & Zakariya (Learn to Recycle)” board book + “Your Surahs made easy” softcover book from Mini Muslim Playground.

2) 1 handmade plush cushion doll – American boy doll named Zakariya by Mini Muslimah.

3) Arabic printable packets by Gambian Mommy.


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Basically, all these amazing businesses came together to give you some eidi and spread positive vibes alhamdulillah. Prize shipping will be free of cost no matter where you are in the world.

12 winners will also receive a certificate of excellence/ appreciation that they agree to post on social media and tag AYEINA 💜


Winners:


6 winners from the FB campaign – 3 Judge’s favorite and 3 community’s favorite are as follows:

 

Lifestyle Package winners

1) “Alhamdulillah for a being able to understand Qurán during taraweeh” (UAE)

2) “Alhamdulillah for a mother who continues to believe in me even when I give up on myself” (Nigeria)

Art Package winners

1) “Alhamdulillah for a spouse who cares for your parents as much as you do” (UK)


2) “Alhamdulillah for hardships through which we see the blessings in disguise” (Nigeria)

Parenting Package winners

1) “Alhamdulillah for duas that come true after many years of waiting” (USA)

2) “Alhamdulillah for gratitude that makes ordinary seem extraordinary” (UAE)


Other Details:


▪This competition is open to every adult around the world regardless of race, religion or nationality (although the prize and its shipment may be subject to legal restrictions according to your country).

Although the phrase Alhamdulillah is mostly used by Muslims but non-Muslims are most welcome to enter as well. 

▪Open for 13 years and above only (those who have access to social media). For children under 13, the contest will start once the Facebook campaign ends in shaa Allah. Entries will be accepted through the website. Subscribe to Ayeina for updates.

▪You can enter as many captions as you wish as long as they are in a different comment each time (One person cannot win more than one prize bundle).

▪Please do not submit obscene and racially, religiously or sexually offensive captions (You can check our Facebook album to get a better idea of how we ‘caption it’).

▪All prize packages are eligible for free international shipping (Any and all prize related expenses (except for shipping), including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or customs, local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the Winner).

▪These entries may be used in Ayeina’s social media with credit given to the original entrant. They might also be used in #AlhamdulillahForSeries future books.

▪By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these terms and conditions.

  
BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE! We look forward to receiving your entries that will surely bring smiles to many faces in shaa Allah  : )

#gratitudeCAPTIONcontest for KIDS


Sorry, we had to take a tiny break from the gratitude caption contest because of deathBUT what better way to return than restarting the #gratitudeCAPTIONcontest – which was a BIG help in being optimistic and I’m sure it was a confetti of positive vibes for you too! The winners of “gratitude caption contest for adults” were announced a month ago (as you can see on the next page), this time around it’s all about kids!

Tell us what are you grateful for?

Think of something specific,

something little,
something special,
something different


Prize Bundles:


FIRST 10 entries will receive FREE access to Alif Baa App – learn the Arabic alphabets in a fun interactive way.leran arabic alphabets - best app for muslim children - in collaboration with ayeina (www.ayeina.com) @ayeina_official3 best-caption WINNERS will receive the following prize packages as well:

arabic alphabet 7 board books, arabic printables and skype session with kids, gratitude journal for Muslims, gratitude, gratitude caption contest, #AlhamdulillahForSeries , gratitude journal, positivity, ayeina, islamic contest, muslim products, competition, 2017, contest for muslims, contest for muslim kids, #muslimscollab , shukr journal, support muslim businesses, positive vibes, tournament, best quotation, islamic quotes, hope, grateful, blessed, samina farooq, ayesha farooq, zayeneeshaOne of the mini winners will receive the following products: 

1) 7 Arabic alphabets board books from Homely Hammock.

2) Choice of Arabic resources – Arabic story time session on Skype or printables worth $10 USD from Arabic Seeds.prarer practice, islamic manners activity book, prayer gown and prayer mat for kids , gratitude journal for Muslims, gratitude, gratitude caption contest, #AlhamdulillahForSeries , gratitude journal, positivity, ayeina, islamic contest, muslim products, competition, 2017, contest for muslims, contest for muslim kids, #muslimscollab , shukr journal, support muslim businesses, positive vibes, tournament, best quotation, islamic quotes, hope, grateful, blessed, samina farooq, ayesha farooq, zayeneeshaAnother cutest caption will receive:

1) Beautiful prayer gown and mat from Salaty.

2) 2 Islamic children books (prayer practice and Islamic manners activity book) from Deen Square.arabic name (customised) bows for kids, islamic kids magazine, halal gummy bears multivitmain, gratitude journal for Muslims, gratitude, gratitude caption contest, #AlhamdulillahForSeries , gratitude journal, positivity, ayeina, islamic contest, muslim products, competition, 2017, contest for muslims, contest for muslim kids, #muslimscollab , shukr journal, support muslim businesses, positive vibes, tournament, best quotation, islamic quotes, hope, grateful, blessed, samina farooq, ayesha farooq, zayeneeshaAnd another most adorable caption will receive the following: 

1) Islamic children magazine from My Deen Magazine.

2) Halal multivitamin gummy bears for children from Salaam Nutritionals.

3) 3 personalised headband/clips from Laya and Liya’s Bows.

http://ayeina.com/gratitude-caption-contest-2017/

Basically, all these amazing businesses came together to give you some eidi 😀 and spread positive vibes alhamdulillah. Prize shipping will be free of cost no matter where you are in the world. The participating contestants agree to subscribe to Ayeina. 


RESULTS


First and foremost, ALL of the entries won the hearts. Choosing the winners and offering them something tangible is simply a way to encourage more gratitude among children (although, I must say, they have much more positivity than all of us adults combined) and to put a smile on their parents’ faces as they ask them this question and hear their adorable answers. Jazakumullah khair to the sponsors who picked out the winners and YOU guys who helped us pick out the Honorable mentions through social media comments etc.

Yes, we have more than 3 winners of course 😂

Every year, we have a set number of winners decided but we end up giving more prizes than the number initially agreed upon. Because you know…it’s HARD ok! 
Special thanks to Salaty and My Deen Magazine for not only offering a prize package to the winner but also to the Honorable Mentions. ArabicSeeds will also be offering her digital Arabic resources to some of the finalists. Hence most of those who participated went away with one thing or the other. Tangible or digital.

We ourselves are giving our # Alhamdulillah For Series Gratitude Journals to two children in the honorable-mention section.

Winners

Two of the children (a 4 year old girl and a 9 year old boy) who ended up winning the #gratitudeCAPTIONcontest were those who had multiple great entries mashaaAllah.



1) Winning caption by a 4 year old girl is:


The girl won Homely Hammock’s board books based on her multiple captions chosen by multiple judges!

Alhamdulillah for I didn’t fall after jumping high because I said bismillah before it.

(loved how she made up a scenario and said Alhamdulillah for it while putting her trust in Allah’s words)


Alhamdulillah for Allah gave Jafar at tayyar r.a wings for losing his arms for Allah.

(she knew the story of Jaafar r.a. who lost his arms in a battle of Mu’tah and created a caption out of that story – if you don’t know, then this hadith would help: “Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “I saw Ja’far flying in Paradise with the angels.” [Tirmidhi] – hence he was given the title of at-tayyaar).

Alhamdulillah for park visits after the mosque visits with my baba.


2) Winning caption by a 9 year old boy is :


This boy also had multiple great entries! His winning caption is:

Alhamdulillah for glasses that allow me to see Allah’s beautiful world.

(this caption also won so many people’s heart as everyone highlighted on Instagram and FB on how he focused on a positive part of something we’d consider so negative for a child.)
Alhamdulillah for good memory to help me memorise the Qur’an.
Alhamdulillah for a mom who helps me learn cooking so I can cook when I get older.

(He has pride in something we’d consider shameful for a boy in most cultures. The kid is 9 years old – big enough to understand such things. May Allah reward his parents (especially mother perhaps) for raising him beautifully!)


3)Another winning caption by a 3 year old boy is:


Alhamdulillah for being able to recite “laa ilaaha illallah muhammadur rasulullah” every night before bed.

He won Salaty and Deen Square prize package – sponsors who chose the winning captions, gave their prizes to that kid. He was one of the youngest participants mashaaAllah.


Honorable Mentions


Actually we had more winners lined up but we ran out of products to give 😂 Hence we sent them some of the exclusive digital freebies ❤

4) Alhamdulillah for my unicorn waiting for me in Jannah.

Can you believe this 8 year old girl also sent the art along with her caption (which we converted into a #AlhamdulillahForSeries poster – as shown below). This one has to have the people’s choice awards. It shows how imaginative kids are and really expect Jannah to be the same. A world full of imagination and beyond…We’ll be sending our #AlhamdulillahForSeries gratitude journal to her in shaa Allah.

shaakira designs, uncorn, watercolors, rainbows, 8 year old muslim child, emaan boost, jannah description by kids

5) Alhamdulillah for letting my dad get money from his work and telling him that I wanted a cupcake with a yellow ring on it, and then my dad got it for me. Thank you, Allah for listening to my dua.

The best thing about this caption from a 4 year old girl was the cute little story behind it. She didn’t just say “Thank you, Allah for listening to my dua” – she shared her dua and had such conviction that her father was only able to bring her that favourite cupcake because Allah told him so. Doesn’t that make you want to be a child again?!

We’ll be sending our #AlhamdulillahForSeries gratitude journal to her as well in shaa Allah.


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6) Alhamdulillah for my little brother whose ice cream I can always take as he’s not able to finish it!

This 8 years old boy had us all laughing! 😂 Salaty will be sending him a prayer chart along with the sticker sheet.


7) Alhamdulillah for  Allah making all our dreams come true in Jannah!

When kids talk about Jannah, it’s the cutest thing ever! My Deen magazine will be sending their Ramadan edition to this 6 year old girl in shaa Allah.


Gratitude CAPTION Contest finally comes to a successful END! Alhamdulillah ❤ Few months to rest before we start the gratitude ART contest around the same theme – #AlhamdulillahForSeries (before Eid ul Adha in shaa Allah). Subscribe to stay updated!

 



When a thought generates from one and is felt and completed by the other - zayeneesha is that combination of Zainee (Samina) and Ayesha.

Comments

  1. Ma’sha Allah, this contest sounds amazing. And the prizes <3 <3 <3

    I definitely want to be a part of this. Jazakillah for starting this =)

  2. This Sounds Great. 🙂

  3. Fantastic Contest Ayeina, I LOVE your initial Alhamdulillah Series, And I’m sure this one too too will be a raging success, In Sha Allah, amen. All the very best💕

    • This contest is the extension of the series 💜 which is why people have to fill in the blank: “Alhamdulillah for ________” 🙂

  4. Masha allah …contest sounds intresting….

  5. Really love this! Good luck to everyone participating!

  6. Mashaa Allah, how exciting! The prizes look great, and what a brilliant way to get us all thinking of the many many things we feel grateful for. Time to get my thinking cap on, I don’t want to miss out on this! 😀

  7. The prizes look amazing and this competition is such a lovely idea! You go girl! (www.beautywithzainy.com and http://www.spicyfusionkitchen.com)

  8. Eeek, this is so exciting!! And what lovely prizes, too! Gonna enlist my kids to enter the youth contest also insha’allah 🙂 Jazakillah khair!

  9. Fantastic idea. Mashallah. have fun with the contest!

  10. I love this idea! The prizes are amazing and the idea is wonderful.

  11. Looks amazing! I have been busy this week so maybr missed every but will try and vote tomorrow inshallah 🙂

  12. So looking forward to the result for this one. I can only imagine how tough it would have been to finalise the entries. Alhamdulillah you could do it and yes I have voted my favorite one.

  13. fatima mahuta Says: March 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Alhamdulillah for my life

  14. Shrinkhla Aggarwal Says: March 20, 2017 at 5:58 am

    A good concept. I am looking forward to know the results. May god bless all.

  15. Sounds like a very inspiring contest! What a lovely idea <3

  16. Superb idea MashaAllah.. May Allah swt bless you all 🙂

  17. Alhamdolilah for kafting (crafting).
    Ibrahim 23m old

  18. Jazakallahu khairan 3usaaal xoxox

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