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By United States Bowling Congress

The United States Bowling Congress is now accepting entries for the 55th annual U.S. Bowler Writing Competition. The competition will award $3,800 in cash prizes to winners in editorial, feature and news categories.

Deadline for submitting entries, sponsored by the USBC official membership magazine, is Jan. 31. Eligible entries must have been published between Jan. 1, 2006 and Dec. 31, 2006.


1.Deadline for entering the 2006 Writing Competition is Jan. 31, 2007.

2. Editorial, Feature and News stories must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2006 and Dec. 31, 2006. Entries must be original clippings with broadcast entries accepted on tape or CD. Materials that appeared in US Bowler or US Youth Bowler are ineligible.

3. Entry guidelines for the three categories are: a. EDITORIAL-Any opinion expressed in the media concerning a tenpin bowling related subject. b. FEATURE-A non-fiction story concerning any individual, facility, equipment or organization related to tenpin bowling involvement. c. NEWS-A tenpin bowling related story written under deadline with proof of following day publication.

4. First place in each division will carry a $300 award. In addition to the first place awards, others will be: News and Editorial-$225, $200, $175, $150, $75, and $50; Feature-$225, $200, $175, $150, $125, $100, $75, $50 and $50. There also will be five honorable mention certificates awarded in each category.

5. Entries should be unmounted, clearly identified as to author as well as name and date of publication. Author's name, mailing address and social security number must be included with the entry. Entries will not be returned.

6. Entries are limited to three per author in each division.

7. Send entries to: US Bowler Writing Competition, 5301 S. 76th St., Greendale, Wis. 53129.

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