The contest runs now until September 3. The grand prize winner will receive a six night Caribbean cruise for four on a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship. Second and third place travel prizes will also be awarded.
Consumer Cellular really loves parents in fact they are still running a get your father a phone Father's Day ad on Wireless and Mobile News.
"Our first annual Grandparent of the Year contest is designed to raise awareness of Grandparents Day, an annual holiday that falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and celebrate the people who make it possible," said John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular. "Through this contest we're inviting the public to use their creativity to share what makes their grandparent or grandparenting extraordinary."
Applicants have to reate a 3-minute (or less) video OR a 500 word (or less) essay answering one of the following questions:
Upload submissions to www.consumercellular.com/grandparents.
All entries will be posted online and the general public is invited to vote for their favorite submission until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 7. The top five finalists, as voted on by the public, will be announced on Friday, September 10, right before the Grandparents Day weekend. Grand, second and third prize winners will be announced by Consumer Cellular during the annual AARP Orlando@50+ convention in Orlando, Florida September 30 - October 2, 2010