2013-05-30 / Lifestyles

AARP essay contest open

LANSING – The AARP Michigan’s fourth annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students is under way. Essays must be submitted by Aug. 1.

The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6-18 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.

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 at www.aarp.org/mi on September 8, 2013. Detailed rules of the contest are also posted on that website.

Send to: AARP Michigan, Grandparents Day Essay Contest, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing MI 48933 or email: miaarp@aarp.org.

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