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'Why I Love My Grandparents' Essay Contest entry deadline is Aug. 1

AARP Michigan’s fifth annual "Why I Love My Grandparents" Essay Contest for school-age students is under way.  Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014.

The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6 through 18 and essays can be about one or more grandparents, living or deceased.

The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad. Second Prize is a Nook electronic reader and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire e-reader. Medals also will be awarded to the top three places in each of three age categories.

The essays from children 6-10 are limited to 300 words, ages 11-14 are limited to 500 words, and 15-18 limited to 750 words.

Winners will be notified by phone. Contest results will be posted here on September 14, 2014. Detailed rules of the contest can be found here  2014-final-essay-contest-rules- All entries must include name, address, age, phone number, email address, school and grade.

Send to:

  • U.S. Mail Address: AARP Michigan, Grandparents Day Essay Contest, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing MI 48933.
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