Rumor has it that the three finalists in the Royal Wedding Giveaway have been selected. Once the finalists have been notified, their essay entries will be posted on the Mix93 website early the week of May 22, so people can vote for their favorite. At stake is a pretty impressive prize: a wedding reception valued at $25,000.
Here are the details as outlined in a news release issued by Union Station Kansas City to announce 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.”
Reports indicate that the essays entered in the contest have ranged from hilarious to tragic. One theme that seems to repeat itself is financial difficulties, which could well be a reflection of the tough times many people are facing these days. A surprising number of entries apparently came from men who want their finances to have the best wedding possible.
In the meantime, Diana, A Celebration, the exhibition at Union Station that chronicles the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, continues to attract record crowds with sellouts every weekend. Tickets for the exhibition are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org