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 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 (3-5 minutes)
  • A first-person essay (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) AAJA 2019 National Convention registration (2019 convention city to be announced at the #AAJA18 Gala and Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 11) 
  • One (1) round-trip airfare within the continental U.S. to the 2019 convention
  • Three (3) nights of hotel accommodations at the AAJA 2019 convention

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
  • You do not have to be an AARP member

The deadline to submit your entries is Friday, November 16 at 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.