Contest FAQs

Who can I nominate?
Nominate your grandmother, grandfather, or any older adult who means a lot to you. They can live next door or only in your memory. As long as they had an impact on you and fit one of our categories, they’re eligible.

What do I need to nominate someone?
All you need is a story and a photo. The story doesn’t have to be complicated — it can be as simple as a memory about the smell of fresh-baked cookies that would waft out the door every time you visited. Just tell us what your grandparent means to you and why they deserve to win.

How are entries judged?
The entries that get the most votes in each category will be sent to our panel of judges, who will pick their favorites. They’ll make their judgments based on creativity, originality, geographic and demographic diversity, and the strength of the intergenerational relationship.

What if I need to edit my entry?
No problem! Just send an email to entries@throwbacksummer.com to let us know what you need to change.

What can I win?
The grand prize is a family vacation, valued at up to $2500. Check out the prize page for more detailed information.

What are you going to do with my story?
Caring Across Generations wants to change the way Americans think about aging, so we’re looking for stories that highlight the amazing relationships people have with their grandparents. If we think your story fits that frame, we’ll get in touch about using it for press outreach or in our advocacy. We will never use your story without your permission.