AARP Caregiving Contest: Your Family Caregiving Stories Inspire Us All

Attention AAJA members! AARP is looking for stories about family caregiving in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

This contest* will be open to journalists and media makers as we seek stories that capture the emotional, financial and personal impacts of caregiving through our cultural perspectives. These stories can be your personal journeys or accounts of other AAPIs who have been impacted by caregiving for a loved one. There will be three submission categories:

  • 2016_06_aarp_richard_0166.pngA mini-documentary or television news story (3-5 minutes)
  • A first-person essay or article (no more than 1,000 words) with 1-3 supplementary photos or images
  • A photo essay (8-15 photos) with artist’s statement (500 words or less)

A winner will be selected from each of the three categories. We will publish the top features through select AAJA and AARP channels in November 2018 as part of National Family Caregivers Month.

The top winner of each format will win:

  • $1,000 cash
  • One (1) convention registration for #AAJA19 taking place at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA July 31-August 3, 2019
  • One (1) round-trip airfare within the continental U.S. to Atlanta, GA to attend #AAJA19
  • Three (3) nights of hotel accommodations at the Loews Atlanta Hotel

Rules and Restrictions:

  • You must be a paid, active AAJA member (Subject to verification)
  • Only one (1) submission per category
  • You can submit to more than one (1) category
  • All submissions must be published or created within the last year
  • You do not have to be an AARP member

UPDATE: The deadline to submit your entries has been extended to Friday, December 7 11:59pm PT.

Questions? Email Patricia Villon at


Pictured above: Richard Lui, MSNBC news anchor and AAJA member, and his father 

in the short film Caregiving: The Circle of Love.



*This is not an AARP contest. Any information you provide to AAJA will be governed by its Code of Conduct.

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