The essay contest over at midnight tonight. We ve received some excellent essays—you guys are SO smart and talented—but there's still a chance to win. We'll post the best 5 essays on Gizmodo next monday and allow you to vote on your favorite. A recap of the rules:

This is an essay contest. Each essay should be no more than 500 words and be in English. The topic is quite simple: Which gadget would you give your grandma and why? Does grandma deserve this Xtatix Pocket Candy to listen to Glen Miller or Cream? Does she deserve a PSP and Coded Arms? Or does she need something else, like a Prius or an Estes rocket or a Mac Mini? Extra points for humor, wit, and a description of how dear old gram is still caught in the 1950s and what she has to say about these new-fangled devices. Send essays to tips at gizmodo dot com with the subject GRANDMA ESSAY. Failure to follow these rules will result in public ridicule. We will post the top essays next Monday, August 1st, and allow Gizmodo readers to vote on the best essay. The winner will receive the prize, the beautiful 1GB Pocket Candy, directly from Xtatix.

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Essay Contest - Which Gadget Would You Buy for Grandma and Why?