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Contest: Win an Overnight Stay at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester

Upload a picture of the object of your affection and you will have a chance to win a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day or a treatment at a Northville dermatology clinic.

UPDATED: This contest is now closed.

Whether it’s your pet, children, a favorite cookie recipe or a destination, all things treasured deserve to be celebrated.

And those objects of our affection is what Valentine's Day is all about.

Enter Michigan Patch's 2013 "Object of My Affection" Contest.

Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:

  • Upload a photo by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. (you must be a registered user to upload)
  • Tell us in the caption why it's the object of your affection.

We'll enter you into a random drawing to win the grand prize, which is an overnight stay at the Royal Park Hotel - just named this week as the No. 2 hotel in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report - or a runner-up prize of microderm abrasion at a Northville dermatology center.

Royal Park Hotel stay:  A random winner will win an overnight stay in an Executive King Room. Besides the overnight stay, the Royal Park package will include a choice of a shaken, not stirred, Valentine Vodka Martini made in your room and a Valentine Vodka shaker for each guest to take home. Or a bottle of Pink Moscato with chocolate dipped strawberries.

Even if you don't win the prize, this Valentine's Day package, valued at $199, is available to any hotel guest throughout the month. For more info about the hotel, check out their listing in our directory.

Microderm abrasion treatments: As you prepare for a special Valentine's Day evening, you have a chance to win a runner-up prize of two microdermabrasion treatments ($160 value) from Northville's newest business, Abassi Dermatololgy.

There will be one winner for each prize. The contest will be closed at noon on Feb. 14. and winners will be notified via email.

Please click here for 2013 giveaway rules.

If you are unsure how to add a photo, here are some basic rules. But be sure to come back and to add your photo to the gallery on this contest page.

Dana Forbes February 08, 2013 at 05:52 PM
So excited for this contest!
Michael Ritenour February 08, 2013 at 07:25 PM
I uploaded a photo but it won't let me add a comment. What I wanted to say was, "My lovely wife as she looked 45 years ago. Still just as cute!"
Teresa Mask (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Thank you, Michael. Good luck! You, too, Dana!!
Rick Socha February 09, 2013 at 07:19 PM
I uploaded to the Macomb Patch, but it said it was accepted to the Clawson Patch--did I do something wrong???
John Hetzler (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Rick, your photo is entered and you should be good to go. Thanks for entering.
Patricia February 10, 2013 at 02:22 PM
After looking at all the photo's and reading the captions-in my book they are all winners--
Teresa Mask (Editor) February 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Patricia, I agree!
Rick Socha February 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM
wow, 30 seconds I won't get back about a hotel that isn't even relevant here...
Dawn Tumminello February 12, 2013 at 08:18 PM
I have two pictures posted because I thought the first one did not post and since I thought that I wanted to change the picture. Hopefully it did not disqualify me!!
gale dalton February 12, 2013 at 10:13 PM
SO THANKFUL FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER THE CONTEST!
vince skowronek February 13, 2013 at 01:36 PM
I am having trouble uploading a comment to my photo, also I do not see my photo, does it take awhile to up load on the site?
deve February 13, 2013 at 02:15 PM
check out number 87 dave midowski
Stephanie Bojakowski-Penner February 13, 2013 at 10:17 PM
There is no "Upload" button to load a photo. Any idea how I can upload a photo then?
Teresa Mask (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Dawn, we'll count yours as one submission. So, you won't get disqualified. You also won't get two entries! :)
Teresa Mask (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Stephanie Bojakowski-Penner, the upload photo button is right underneath the headline. You can also click on the link in the last graf of the story for step-by-step details on how to upload.
Teresa Mask (Editor) February 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Vince, I believe your photo(s) are on the site now. You are only allowed one entry.
Dawn Tumminello February 14, 2013 at 03:06 PM
That is fine. Thank you!
annette kingsbury February 14, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Also unable to get the caption/comment box.
Teresa Mask (Editor) February 14, 2013 at 05:03 PM
The contest is now closed. Winners will be notified by email.

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