GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - MyGR6 has announced the top 60 fialists in the My Grand Rapids in Six Words competition.
Nearly 8,000 entries were submitted to the contest, and now the top 60 are vying for six prize packages valued at more than $60,000.
Over the course of this week a panel of community judges will select the six winners.
The panel will be made up of people representing academia, local government, cultural organizations and business.
The top 60 will be judged on creativity, originality, relevance, and emotiveness.
An announcment will be made on Wednesday, October 19 on who the six winners are.
The six winners will each receive the Ultimate Grand Rapids Prize Package, a collection of entertainment, food, lodging, cultural and other goods and services worth more than $10,000.
The words of all entrants are featured at The MyGR6 Interactive Experience at the Grand Rapids Public Museum through December 31.
Below are the top 60 entries.
Nicole Plainte Kent City: Jewel of the Great Lakes State.
Jen Boutell Comstock Park: Growing; one vision at a time!
Wendi Lewis Grand Rapids: The liveliest "dying" city in America!
Abby Heugel Grand Rapids: Minor league city. Major league feel.
Pamela Patton Grand Rapids: On the river. On the move.
Joe Butts Grand Rapids: Paradise found, between Thumb and Coast
Dennis Fink Comstock Park: Earth to Grand Rapids, "you rock".
Daniel Mansel Grand Rapids: If We're dying, What are you?
Mike Sikkema Grand Rapids: The cure for the common city.
Chad Becker Grand Rapids: It's your fault if you're bored.
Dan Tomaszewski Jenison: Newsweek: Book a flight to GRR.
Mary Trapp Grand Rapids: Rich in tradition, bursting with innovation.
Scott Erickson Grand Rapids: The place to start something groundbreaking.
Amanda Grah Grand Rapids: Looks Like Vacation. Feels Like Home.
Sharon Horton Grand Rapids: Not your Grandfather's Grand Rapids anymore.
Maury Blish Grand Rapids: Who needs six words: Michigan's Best
Mary Lamson-Burke Wyoming: Shaped my past, is my future.
Tim Ruffini Ada : Most smitten part of the mitten.
Kaitlyn Day Grand Rapids: T he grandest land of the hand.
Matt Norton Cedar Springs: Kick back and relax. You're home.
Char Los Byron Center: Great past, exciting present, promising future!
Kim Voutila Ada: Pulse beats strong in mitten's palm.
Gabriele Blacklidge Rockford: Common ground. Common sense. Common purpose.
Jerry Visser Grand Rapids: We Are Homegrown, Internationally Taste Tested.
Rebecca VanderMolen: Michigan From furniture city to medical mecca.
Stephanie Romeo Allendale: Dear Grand Rapids, I love you!
Misty Crittendon Comstock Park: Grand Rapids is my "Pure Michigan"
Regan Tubbs Grand Rapids: The Diamond Ring of Michigan's Hand
Dawhn Fassnacht Holland: Shhh! Now everyone will move here!
L Hindley Lowell: You had me at Great Lakes
Taryn Lukasik Grand Rapids: Where my "happily ever after" began...
Stephanie Leonardos Ada: All the peoples Among the steeples
Thomas Dereske Alto: Grand Realization that you're finally home
Erica Tyler Grand Rapids: A Summer's getaway, a Winter's retreat.
Diane Denike Rockford: Warning: May increase quality of life.
Mary Seifert Rockford: The Epicenter of all things Grand
Kevin Marn Rockford: More heart than any big city.
Melanie Koptik Ada: Rapids, not really, Grand, well, yeah
Brandon Helder Grand Rapids: Not ChiTown. Not MoTown. My Town
Brad Eldridge Grand Rapids : I live here. (point to palm).
Vanessa Dault Middleville: Mittens down, Michigan's most livable city.
John Decker Belmont: American by Birth, Rapidian by Choice
Kara McNabb Grand Rapids: Unfolding the story of my life
Carrie Fifield Grand Rapids: It's a Lifestyle choice. Trust Me!
Rachael Pineiro Grand Rapids: Dear Recession, our response is Renaissance.
Rhea Coykendall Grand Rapids: Where I began. Where I'll end.
Tom Doyle Grand Rapids: On The Eighth Day, Grand Rapids
Sarah Cadwell Grand Rapids: Perfect setting for my life story.
Jamie Garay Jenison: Grand Rapids in 6 words? Impossible!
Jeff Borchers Grand Rapids: Directions: Play, explore, relax, enjoy. Repeat.
Mark Offringa Grandville: First Kiss First Love First Home
Meagan Baker Comstock Park: Livin' a "Pure Michigan" commercial everyday!
Julie Witbeck Sand Lake: Feels like a great big hug!
Andi Carlson Claus Grand Rapids: Water Surrounds. Beauty Abounds. Happiness Found.
Aron Wheeler Grand Rapids: The heart of the "High Five"
Sarala Poelman Hudsonville: Seasons change but the grand remains
Matt Hess Grand Rapids: Magic moments, mouse ears not required
Elizabeth Kinsman Hudsonville: Grand in all the right places!
Amanda Hesselsweet Holland: MY LOVE: Don't Tell My Husband ;-)
Jess Anderson Cedar Springs: Eat, Drink, Love, Fish, Grand Rapids
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