Announcing Pure Michigan’s “A Love So Grand” Love Letter Contest

UPDATE: Congratulations to Missy Langdon, winner of our “A Love So Grand” love letters contest! Thanks to Grand Hotel, Missy will enjoy a weekend getaway for two to Mackinac Island. Read Missy’s winning entry “A Michigander’s Ode to the Mitten” here.
Pure Michigan's "A Love So Grand" Love Letter Contest

We’re excited to announce the launch of Pure Michigan’s “A Love So Grand” love letter contest! The contest kicks off today and runs through April 30, 2014. 

Before there were telephones, emails, or texting, people wrote letters to express their love. You’re invited to bring back the love letter for an opportunity to win a trip for two to Mackinac Island, well known for being a romantic getaway destination.

The prize package includes accommodations at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for two nights, full breakfast and five-course dinner daily and 18 holes of golf on The Jewel. Airfare and/or transportation to Grand Hotel is not included.

Whether it’s Michigan’s sandy beaches, scenic golf courses, or the unspoiled nature, write a love letter in 1,000 characters or less (including spaces) on what you love about the great state of Michigan or why you would like to visit.

From April 14, 2014 – April 23, 2014,  submit your Pure Michigan love letter through the entry form on michigan.org, Pure Michigan Facebook contest tab, or Grand Hotel Facebook contest tab. Entries are limited to one unique entry per participant.

You must be a fan of Pure Michigan (when entering via the Pure Michigan Facebook contest tab) or Grand Hotel (when entering via the Grand Hotel Facebook contest tab) on Facebook to submit an entry. Participants submitting an entry via michigan.org do not need to become a fan of Pure Michigan or Grand Hotel on Facebook to enter.

Vote for your favorite entry from April 24, 2014 – April 30, 2014 on michigan.org, the Pure Michigan Facebook contest tab or Grand Hotel Facebook contest tab. You must be a fan of Pure Michigan (when voting via the Pure Michigan Facebook contest tab) or Grand Hotel (when voting via the Grand Hotel Facebook contest tab) on Facebook to view and vote on the entries. Voting is limited to once per day.

The winner will be chosen from the top 10 entries, as voted by fans, based on which letter or poem best reflects a passion and appreciation for the beauty of Pure Michigan or desire to experience it. The winner will be announced during the week of May 5.

View the official rules and regulations here.

What do you love about our great state of Michigan? 

Visit the entry form on michigan.org or the custom tabs on the Pure Michigan Facebook page and Grand Hotel Facebook page to tell us about your Pure Michigan “Love So Grand” today!

  • Lauren

    you should raise the word count to 1500 including spaces……..

  • http://batman-news.com Carla Ballance Burdick

    I agree, the word count needed to be higher. It was so hard to say and describe all the wonderful things about Michigan with only being allowed 1000 words.

  • Sarah Wagner

    Did anyone realize the rules are incorrect? It says from “9 a.m. ET on Monday, April 14, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 23, 2014 “….the 23rd isn’t a Sunday. It’s a Wednesday. Should someone fix that?