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


Pure Michigan's "A Love So Grand" Love Letter ContestWe’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!

Pure Michigan Facebook Fan Photos March 2014

As signs of spring began to peek through this March, our Pure Michigan Facebook community shared some stunning photography! From snowy winter sunsets to thawing river rapids, here are just a few of these fantastic photos from our fans. For more fan photos captured last month, check out the gallery on our Pure Michigan Flickr page.

Anchor Bay in Chesterfield, MI starting to thaw. Photo submitted by Make Macomb Your Home via Anne Nicolazzo.Anchor Bay in Chestefield Make Macomb Your Home Anne Nicolazzo

Sand peeks through the snow at 5th Ave Beach in Manistee, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Joy Fett.Joy Fett 5th Ave Beach Manistee MI

A Winter Walk in Emmet County. Photo submitted by Charlevoix Photography Club via Marie Hubert Friske.Charlevoix Photography Club Winter Walk in Emmet County Marie Hubert Friske

Gills Pier Ice Cave near Leland, MI. Photo by Facebook fan Michelle Perszyk Thomas.Gills Pier Ice Cave Leland Michelle Perszyk Thomas

Underneath the Magnificent Mackinac Bridge. Photo by Facebook fan Leandro Martins.Leandro Martins PhotoArtBrazil

Melting ice formations near St. Joseph, MI.  Photo by Facebook fan Josh Nowicki.Josh Nowicki St. Joseph MI

The St. Joseph Lighthouse shines through the night. Photo by Facebook fan Tammy Scott.Tammy Scott St Joseph Lighthouse

Ice breaking up near Frankfort, MI. Photo by Mark Lindsay Photography.Sunrise in Frankfort Mark Lindsay

Black & White Upper Bond Falls in the Western Upper Peninsula. Photo by Michigan Nature Photos – Photography by Greg Kretovic.Upper Bond Falls Michigan Nature Photos Paulding MI

Sunrise on the backroads of Allegan County. Photo by Facebook Fan Craig Gardiner.Sunrise on the backroads of Allegan County Craig Gardiner

Which photo from March is your favorite?

From Our Community: Stunning Scenery in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

This week we asked our Pure Michigan Facebook community to share their favorite Upper Peninsula photos. From sunny summer landscapes to snow-capped forests and charming hidden gems, the Upper Peninsula boasts breathtaking scenery all year round. To showcase the U.P’s spectacular four-season beauty (and to give you a preview of warmer days to come), here’s a roundup of some stunning Upper Peninsula scenery from our fans.

Where is your favorite place to visit in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula?