Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest

Does your Grandma make the best chocolate chip cookies? Does your Grandpa take you fishing every Saturday aftenoon?  Whatever it is that makes your Grandma or Grandpa extra special, we want to know! This year, the North Dakota State Fair’s Annual Essay Contest will be awarding the “Grandparent of the Year”!

The Contest is open to all 4th and 5th graders. Essays should be 150 words or less and center around “Why My Grandparent/s deserve to be Grandparent/s of the Year.” Please include the student’s name, grade, school, hometown, and phone number with the essay. Entries are due at the State Fair Office by June 1, 2013.

The top three essays will score outstanding prizes! Third place features a birthday party sponsored by North Hill Bowl in Minot. The second place prize includes 4 day passes to Raging Rivers Water Park in Mandan sponsored by Raging Rivers and the Mandan Parks District.  The Grand Prize is a family trip to Medora complete with hotel accommodations,  musical passes and tickets to the pitch fork fondue. The winning essays will also be invited to share their essays during Senior Day at the North Dakota State Fair on July 25.  For more information visit


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