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Allvoices Presents the 2011 Memories, 2012 Dreams Contest

As a way of saying "Thank you" for a great year, Allvoices is hosting a contest to recognize some of the best work and writers in our community. Enter now for your chance to win an iPad 2 and cash prizes!

How to Enter

If you haven't already, create an account here.

Once you've verified your account, log in and click the blue "Report Your News" button at the top right of your screen, or click here.

Underneath where you write your story, you'll see a checkbox next to the words "Enter in 2011 Memories, 2012 Dreams Contest." Clicking on that checkbox and then publishing your story will enter it into the contest!

The contest begins on Monday, December 5, at 12:00 am Pacific time. If you have any questions, please contact us at

What We're Looking For

The theme of the contest is "2011 Memories, 2012 Dreams." A few examples of article topics that would work include:

In general, articles should reflect, analyze, discuss and/or predict, rather than simply summarizing. Pieces that you've already published on Allvoices or elsewhere are not eligible for the contest.

To see an example entry that we put together, click here.

The Prizes

We'll be rewarding the best article of December with an iPad 2, along with a $50 cash prize each week to the best article that week. We'll also be awarding a prize for the best headline from the whole contest.

For tips on how to write a great headline, please see a very useful tutorial written by one of our users, Punditty, here. While you're at it, check out his article on how to cite any sources you use properly here.

The Official Rules

For complete details on the contest, prizes, eligibility and everything else, please see the Contest Rules.

To return to the contest, click here.

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