They have first names, but they are under lock and key for the moment. Tyler, Katie and Joanna are the three finalists in Union Station Kansas City’s Royal Wedding Giveaway. Their short essays explaining why they should win the grand prize are posted at mix93.com, awaiting the outcome of a vote to determine which essay is most creative.
The prize description bears repeating. Here it is, along with the contest rules, from the Union Station news release announcing the contest:
“In honor of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Union Station presents a Royal Wedding Giveaway. The grand prize (a $25,000 value) includes:
• Wedding reception for 250 people in Sprint Festival Plaza at Union Station Kansas City, with tables, chairs, linens, food and non-alcoholic beverages
• $500 gift certificate for purchase of a wedding dress
• One hotel room for two consecutive nights at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott
“Each contestant will be asked to write a brief original essay answering the question: Why do you deserve a royal wedding? (The deadline for entries was May 17. No more entries will be accepted.)
“The Grand Prize winner will be announced June 6, 2011.”
Diana, A Celebration, the exhibition at Union Station that sparked the idea for this giveaway, is now approaching an attendance of 75,000. A new contest to celebrate this milestone will most likely be announced soon.
The exhibition continues through June 6 in the Bank of America Gallery. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.