Why? Because winning the audience prize could pay for my son, KFP's, preschool tuition for the rest of the year. Now, to be sure, there's also a judged component, so even if I don't get the most votes, I could conceivably win a cash prize. However, this is the element I theoretically have some control over, so I need to refocus my efforts.
Please take a moment and go to the Baby Steps competition page to cast your vote for my video, EVEN IF YOU'VE ALREADY DONE SO! Turns out you can vote every two days, a fact I was unaware of until a friend, whose daughter is competing in the "educators" category, informed me. I'm competing in the "parents/caregivers" category.
My video is the first one on the first page, showing a still of KFP with two puppets. At first glance it might look like I'm doing well, but there's another person in the parents/caregivers category with four times as many votes, who probably figured out the multiple-votes tidbit earlier than I did.
Please boost the signal! We've been living paycheck-to-paycheck, so winning this prize could really help. I promise I will do the same for you when you need help with a promotion.