The Saturday Evening Post and Speidel Band Together for the “Honor the Troops, Win a Watch” Essay Contest

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Tribute to the Troops

Indianapolis (April 18, 2013) — The Saturday Evening Post and iconic American brand Speidel are calling on writers across the country to pay tribute to those who fight to protect the United States with the “Honor the Troops, Win a Watch” essay contest. Aspiring essayists can salute American soldiers and win a Speidel watch by submitting a 200 word “Tribute to Our Troops” essay (#Tribute2Troops). Twenty winners will be selected and their winning entries posted on The Saturday Evening Post’s website. Winners will also receive a Speidel Women’s Tortoise Shell Fashion Watch or Men’s Pilot Watch. The contest runs from April 17 – July 4, and contestants can submit their entries online at

The Saturday Evening Post for nearly 300 years has been proud to showcase the American way, and through this contest we can now honor soldiers past and present who risk their lives every day for our country,” said Steven Slon, editorial director and associate publisher. “We are very excited to work with Speidel and Operation Homefront on this contest, and look forward to the inspiring tributes from our great readers.”

Additionally, readers can help U.S. troops and save at the same time—as Saturday Evening Post readers will receive 20% off any Speidel purchase made online at by July 1, 2013. Simply use the promotion code “PostSpeidel”. Speidel is donating a portion of its 2013 sales as part of its “Change A Band, Change A Life” charitable giving program to help American service members and their families in partnership with Operation Homefront.

For more information on this contest, please visit

About The Saturday Evening Post: For nearly 300 years, The Saturday Evening Post has chronicled American history in the making—reflecting the distinctive characteristics and values that define the American way. Tracing its roots to Benjamin Franklin, The Saturday Evening Post mirrors cherished American ideals and values, most memorably illustrated by its iconic cover artist Norman Rockwell. The Post is also known for publishing such literary greats as Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allan Poe, J.D. Salinger, and Kurt Vonnegut, and continues to seek out and discover emerging writers of the 21st century. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Post is a publication of the nonprofit Saturday Evening Post Society, which also publishes the award-winning youth magazines Turtle, Humpty Dumpty, and Jack and Jill.

“As the nation changed, the Post changed, but it looks to its past as a fertile ground for its future.” —Starkey Flythe, Jr., Former Post Executive Editor