For two years running, we’ve helped men create surprise marriage proposals in the pages of this magazine. Millions logged on to to view the proposals and vote for their favorite couple—awarding the duo with a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a fabulous all-expenses-paid wedding and honeymoon. Now you and your beloved could be among our next set of winners. Tell us what makes her so extra special and why you want to surprise her with a proposal in Essence. Send your submission to no later than October 31, 2008, along with your full name, address, daytime and evening phone numbers and a photo of you and your lady.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Essence “Will You Marry Me?” Contest ends on October 31, 2008 at 11:59 PM. Open to legal male residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 19 years or older at the time of entry. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.”