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Stories tagged: contest

UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

‘Bow-Z’ wows crowd at bulldog pageant for Drake Relays

A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday’s “Beautiful Bulldog Contest” at Drake University.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Eugene seeks three words to describe its downtown

City officials are once again asking people to describe downtown Eugene.

UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Spokane Scoutmaster wins $250,000 grand prize on survivalist reality TV show

Spokane Scoutmaster Terry Fossum won the top prize in the new Fox reality show “Kicking and Screaming” with partner Natalie Casanova.

Ukrainian man renames himself iPhone 7 to win the phone

A Ukrainian man has officially changed his name to iPhone 7 after an electronics store offered the latest Apple product to the first five people who do that.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 7:51 p.m.

Spokane Pomeranian in running for Seattle Seahawks’ ‘12th Dog’

A local Pomeranian named Lacy is facing stiff competition to be named the Seattle Seahawks’ “12th Dog.” The online contest benefits an animal rescue in Western Washington.

100 years ago in Spokane: Mob demands justice for contest winner

From our archives, 100 years ago A tense scene played out at the Empress Theater – in the lobby, not on the stage.

Teen places in contest honoring Spokane Valley

Teenager Micaela Halpin turned in her multiple entries into the “This is Spokane Valley” photo and video contest with no expectations. After all, other people also turned in multiple entries. …

The Clarkation sure to change one reader’s life

Summer has burst upon Spokane once again, infecting most adults with the annual urge to toss family members into the car and drive straight to an exotic cultural destination like …

Pass event will feature wife carrying

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area will host the sixth annual Pacific Northwest Wife Carrying Contest at 1 p.m. Sunday during its winter carnival. Men sprint about 50 yards with …

It’s not just a detergent – it’s an antiseptic

Ladies and Gentlemen: Time to come clean. And by that I mean it’s time to announce the winner of a free, 5.3-pound (85-ounce) box of phosphate-enlivened Cascade dishwasher soap.

Spokane County Interstate Fair off and running

People sometimes like to complain that nothing ever changes at the Spokane County Interstate Fair, but if Helen Samsel wasn’t there to judge cakes, pies and cookies, it just wouldn’t …

Doug Clark: GTO winner restoring classic car to its former muscle-bound beauty

Ted Fennen has replayed what happened at his family’s dinner table on Valentine’s Day 1967 over and over like a scene from a favorite movie. And why not?

Soap sob stories earn Cascade prize

I’m all for cleaning up the environment. I just say we start by making our dirty dishes gleam like Mr. Clean’s cranium.

Ski bums sought for Canadian winter adventure

Kootenay Rockies Tourism just kicked off “The Powder Highway Ultimate Ski Bum Blow Your Mind Contest” which invites skiers of all ages and skill levels to submit a 90-second video …

Bread winner kneads dough

Jennifer Tiegs bakes. She bakes cookies, brownies, cakes and other goodies, but in her family, no one has ever had much luck with yeast. “Everything turned out like hockey pucks,” …

8th-Graders Win Science Competition Four Sacajawea Students Claim National Grand Prize

Four Sacajawea Middle School students won the grand prize in a national science competition for their proposal to turn grass smoke into paper and newsprint. Eighth-graders Eli Penberthy, Erin Richardson, …

Rescuers Play Mine Games Teams Dig In For Annual Mine Rescue Competition

1. Fire in the hole. A member of the Lucky Friday Mine rescue team assesses a fire obstacle Saturday during a rescue competition. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review 2. The …

Inland Northwest Home Awards Will Honor Residential Projects

The Spokesman-Review invites you to enter the 1995 Inland Northwest Home Awards. The program’s purpose is to formally recognize and encourage outstanding local residential projects. Categories 1. New homes 1,800 …

Poetry Scheme Proves Barnum Was Pessimistic

Three area residents and maybe more are in the running for Poet of the Year. Wow. Should this trend continue Spokane may become known as the Dublin of the Pacific …

Quick Fingers On Keyboard Win National Business Prize Marissa Sprank Beat Competition At Orlando Conference

Marissa Sprank placed first in a keyboarding competition at the Future Business Leaders of America national convention last week. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

Now’s The Time To Tell Everyone All About Your Good Neighbor

Do you know of a special someone in your neighborhood who is always there for everyone? Here’s your chance to give them the recognition they deserve. The Spokesman-Review and Little …

Time To Pick The Nation’s Worst Boss

And you thought your boss was bad? How about the guy who tosses everyone’s paycheck in the trash? Or the fellow who threatened to commit suicide and leave a note …

‘Xanthosis’ Spells Victory For Teen 14-Year-Old Arkansas Boy Captures National Spelling Bee

Justin Tyler Carroll pauses before correctly spelling the last word.


Following are certificate and medal winners for the 50th annual Greater Spokane Music and Allied Arts Festival. The festival continues through Friday. More winners will be listed in the coming …

Prisoner Finalist In Philosophy Competition

One of four finalists in a philosophy debate over money vs. morality won’t be able to attend the championship round. He’s in prison for murder. Phillip Torsrud was among 700 …

Teaching Inspiration The Right Instructor Makes Learning More Than Fun

Kresha Frankhauser’s essay about LC’s John Hagney won first place in this year’s A Teacher to Remember contest. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

Brawny Brains Ferris High School Takes Second Place In High School Division Of Statewide Science Contest

Mind games Marcie Tiffany of Ferris High runs through some last-minute checks on a machine that sorts toothpicks, paper clips and marbles during the Washington Science Olympiad on Saturday at …

`Abracadabra’ Casts Magical Spell For Lile Spelling Bee Winner Navigates Minefield Of Treacherous Words

Misty Driggs, left, reacts after misspelling a word, while Benji Klein makes his attempt. At right is winner Janelle Lile, a ninth-grader at Valley Adventist School. Photo by Steve Thompson/The …

Young Columbus Contest Brings Out Best In Writers

1. (Andrea Palpant) 2. (Brooke Klinger) 3. (Andrea Urio)