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Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Don’t miss your chance at an all-expense paid trip to Italy.

Enter the Young Columbus contest, sponsored by The Spokesman-Review and Parade magazine. All you have to do is read the newspaper (past or present) and find a person who has had a positive influence on society. Clip the articles about the person, write a one-page summary of the person’s contributions and then write a fictitious letter to that person explaining how he or she inspired you to get involved in your community or gave you a greater understanding of the importance of being involved. The contest is open to students ages 12 to 18 living in The Spokesman-Review’s home delivery area. Entry forms and complete rules are available in your school office or by calling 459-5071 or (800) 338-8801, extension 5071.

Hurry, entries must be received by Dec. 15.

Sharpen those pencils and get ready to send us your best prose.

It’s time for the annual Our Generation Get Creative writing contest.

You must be between ages 13 and 19. Submit poems or short stories of no more than 1,000 words. You may include drawings or artwork (yours or a friend’s) to accompany your writing.

Send your entry to Our Generation, Get Creative, 999 W. Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201. Be sure to include your full name, age, school, home address and phone number on your entry. Deadline is Dec. 31.

Only one entry per person. Sorry, entries cannot be returned. Winning entries will be published in late January.

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