It is fitting that the official flower of National Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not because this year’s grand prize winning entry to our annual Grandparents Day Contest is unforgettable.
Bethany Strang of Oregon entered a charming and witty video titled “Him and Her.” Roles were played by cousins (aka the grandchildren) in a recreation of the fairy tale-like first meeting of their grandparents at a school dance. With interesting camera angles, whimsical narration, and background music, the video was not just entertaining but nicely executed as well. Spoiler alert: the man and woman portrayed in the video—Him and Her—go on to live happily ever after. Bravo to a talented family!
As our Grand Prize winner, Bethany won a seven night vacation package for four to Orlando, Florida. Our top prize, valued at up to $10,000, along with our category prizes, are courtesy of AARP® Travel Center provided by Expedia®.
This year’s contest attracted a lot of interest. With more than 650 entries submitted and 15,000 votes cast, picking our final list of winners was not easy. In addition to our Grand Prize winner, we had several category winners. Click here to see a complete list of this year’s contest winners and to read contest essays or watch videos.
Congratulations to our winners and to all who entered or voted. This was our fourth annual Grandparents Day Contest and I’ve loved every one. The contest always ranks as one of my favorite events of the year.