Paying Tribute to Grandparents on Grandparent’s Day

I don't know about you, but I'm excited. Our second annual Grandparents Day contest runs from June 1 through August 1, with voting ending on August 10 and winners announced in September. I can't wait to see the entries! Last year, nearly 500 amazing stories from 46 states were submitted in the contest and thousands of votes were cast. We expect to hear from even more of you this year.

The rules are simple. You don't even have to be one of our no contract phone plan customers to enter. Just share your best grandparenting memory, in either a 500-word (or less) essay or a 3-minute (or less) video, and you could win a fabulous prize.

Our grand prize winner this year will win a free six-night Caribbean cruise for four, provided by AARP Travel Center powered by Expedia! The two runners-up will also receive great awards, designed to help them create new memories with their family. Second place will get four roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States; third place, a two-night stay for four at any Marriott property.

When the idea to recognize Grandparents Day with a contest was first suggested, I knew it was something we not only would do but should do. If there is a single concept that drives Consumer Cellular it is the concept of staying connected. In fact, I like to think a cell phone is more than the sum of its most recent conversation. It's a history of family and friends. From a parent sharing video of their newborn grandchild to a grandchild texting his grandparents the results of her soccer match, cell phones have become indispensable links across generations.

If you're a grandparent, parent, or grandchild, I encourage you to visit our Grandparents Day 2011 Page and tell us your story about a grandparenting experience. While at our site, go to the Gallery page and check out this 's current entries. If they are anything like last year's stories, I think you'll be both impressed and inspired. We were. Those of us involved in the contest were treated to many great family tales – some heartwarming, some heartbreaking.

So, don't be shy. Send us your best effort. Who knows, you might be taking your family on a free cruise. Just ask Pam from Ironton, Ohio, last year's grand prize winner who thanked us for "a vacation we will never forget."

3 Thoughts on "Paying Tribute to Grandparents on Grandparent’s Day"

  1. Gram Survives Breaston Cancer says

    Tamaralang31@verizon.net

    I am not sure how this works I am late according to the rules of your contest paying tribute to grandparents – however I just Googled grandparents day and clicked on your site. Generally, my memory is awful and just now thought to look it up, at 4:45am EDT. Thus, I am not sure if I should share this story (take the time to right now) of inspiration. I say this as I am tired, the story will take me a minute to process so it’s written coherently. It’s important this story is shared, however it is a sad at times but it’s message it’s one of positivity, optimism and hope of a grandmother who has been through hell and back being diagnosed with breast cancer in may of 2010, sadly (although a double masectony, pet CT scan, blood work, more surgery margins too close and more, all which gave us hope she would for sure kick breas cancers ass) she had a recurrence just 11 months later. You can’t contact me email to lmk if I can still submit her story. Lastly, possibly most important the story will explain why more people should pay recognition to our parents, grand & great parents for their endless love and support. Grandparents day is hitting home lately in a sad way as it is going unrecognized by her son, over the past few years. Thus, I’ve been wanting to do a tribute for her, something beyond the norm, to let her know she is loved by her granddaughter and daughter. We thank God she is alive, all of us living life with a:-) stronger purpose to enjoy the process of what life throws our way. She teaches me how to live life optimistically and in today’s society, grandparents generally speaking– do a lot more for their grandchildren. They are more involved in the child’s life. My mom who is a single mom unequivocally without judgment has helped me as a single mom after my divorce help me all these years raise my daughter. My daughter wouldn’t of had clothing had it not been for my mom. My daughter loves her Nana and makes me proud to watch her respect her grandmother as it should be. Perhaps my tribute is too long!

    Respectfully,

    Tamara Lang

    clothes by helping me with understanding who will be:-) 21on September 8, 2014.

    reply to Gram

  2. Gram Survives Breaston Cancer says

    Please ignore typos, I’m half asleep, TX!

    reply to Gram

  3. Dominic at Consumer Cellular says

    Thanks for the sharing the story, Tamara. However, this contest was held several years ago back in 2011.

    reply to Dominic

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