12 September 2010

Contest: Your heirloom may win roots travel

What's the most unique thing saved from your family's history? Write a 300-word essay about it and you might win this heritage stories contest.

Lands' End - a catalog that shows up frequently in mailboxes across the US - has created a Heritage Collection and now wants others to tell their own family stories.

Readers can submit entries through September 30:
From antique hunting in a parents' attic to digging up old treasures on the family farm, everyone is getting excited about items from long ago - including Lands' End. The company is celebrating its rich, storied past with the Lands' End Heritage Collection - well-known, classic pieces that are synonymous go-to favorites by virtue of their authenticity. Inspired by this collection, Lands' End is inviting everyone to share their own heritage with the "Heritage Stories" contest.

Beginning Sept. 8 through Sept. 30, submit a short description of the most unique thing from your family's past. Perhaps an authentic family heirloom, quality advice, or a valued family motto - that has been treasured and counted on over time.
What are the rules?
To enter the "Heritage Stories" contest, please submit an essay, in 300 words or less, explaining the most unique thing saved from your family's history. All entries must be submitted to landsend.com/thehub by Sept. 30, 2010, 11:59pm CDT. This contest is open to United States and Canadian residents. The official contest rules can be found at www.landsend.com/thehub.
And if you win?
Winners will be notified on or around October 15, 2010. Twenty-five winners will each receive $100 towards their choice of items in the Lands' End Heritage Collection. One Grand Prize winner will receive $250 towards the Lands' End Heritage Collection, plus a $2,000 Visa Travel Money Card to use toward continuing their family's traditions or discovering more of their family's heritage.
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For more details, click here and read the complete press release here.

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