In order to qualify for the Run & Hug contest, participants (18 years and older) need to submit a 500 or less word description of your favorite memory of a long lost relative with whom you would like to be reunited. Also, please submit an image that best illustrates your story (a photo of your relative, or of you at the time when your memory took place, your family crest, etc.).
Once a story is submitted and approved, it will then be open for the public to vote on. Contestants are encouraged to share their story with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter. The story that receives the most votes will win the reunion. Stories can be submitted anywhere from November 21st to December 19th, at which time voting will end. The winner will be chosen and notified by December 23rd and will be announced to the public sometime in January. The reunion will take place sometime over the next year. See official contest rules here.
Share your memory early to maximize your chances of winning!