Contest

Write Your Memoir to Win a Book Contract

Posted on 12/23/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeCalling all writers: Could you be the next Frank McCourt, Elizabeth Gilbert or Jeanette Walls — all authors of bestselling memoirs? Here’s your chance to share your life story, win $5,000 and get a book contract.  AARP, The Huffington Post and publisher Simon & Schuster have teamed up to hold a national memoir contest.  ”We’re searching for the next great memoir,” said Myrna Blyth, Editorial Director for AARP Media.  ”We want to find a gifted writer who can tell a …

Enter Our Family Photo Contest To Be Featured in AARP The Magazine

Posted on 12/20/2013 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

Bulletin TodayIs yours the new American family? Take a picture of your immediate or extended clan —whether living with you or not—upload it onto Instagram and win a chance to be professionally photographed and featured in a Special Report in AARP the Magazine, the largest circulation magazine in the world. We’re looking for recent pictures of families, small and large, that epitomize the look of the modern American family for AARP’s Show Us Your Modern Family Photo Contest. If that is …

Enter AARP InstaGrands Photo Contest to Win a Trip to Hawaii

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyIf you know a grandparent that’s getting silly on a Slip ‘n’ Slide or goofy with Goofy, do we have a challenge for you: the AARP InstaGrands Photo Contest. Take a picture of grandparent(s) and upload it onto Instagram and you are automatically entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii, thanks to the AARP Travel Center powered by Expedia. We’re looking for crazy, fun, offbeat pics in these three categories: Awkward Grandparent Photos (use #awkwardgrands when uploading into …

Meet This $50,000 Retirement Contest Winner

Posted on 12/26/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Work“Learning about retirement planning has never been so much FUN!” Fun? Some people might use other “f” words. Maybe winning $50,000 would help change your mind. It was a game-changer for one woman (more on her in a minute). For many, retirement planning falls between somewhat intimidating to downright frustrating, or maybe even depressing — especially if you are, or have been, out of work. Those are just a few reasons why AARP’s financial security education team decided to inject some …

Share your volunteer photo for a chance to win a Flip Cam!

Posted on 03/8/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Volunteering“A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who can feel what most do not feel.” – George H.W. Bush Are you a self-proclaimed do-gooder? Do you wake up in the morning eager and ready to tackle problems? Help your community? Make a difference? Then Create The Good has just the contest waiting for you on their ‘DO GOOD’ tab on Facebook! It’s easy to enter: Send a photo of yourself volunteering to CreateTheGood@aarp.org. Make sure to …

Inspirational Pets?

Posted on 04/22/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyAnyone who’s ever owned a pet could testify that animals can be incredible gifts to people’s lives. This is why AARP held a special contest: AARP’s Most Heroic Pet Contest, and a winner has been crowned. Magic, a blue-eyed miniature horse that visits hospitals, hospices and assited-living programs, has changed a number of people’s lives. And she truly seems to be magic! She was with a man when he woke up from a coma, is a good friend to an …