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Beach Reading

Announcing Floridian's Summer Essay Contest

By JOHN BARRY
Published May 22, 2005


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[Times photo: Jim Damaske 2002]


We're looking for something good to read at the beach, something good to read on a soft blanket, under an umbrella, on a languid June day when a heartbeat barely registers.

We want this good reading to come from you.

So we're holding a summer essay contest with cash prizes. Send us a true story about a memorable experience at the beach. You are allowed no more than 300 words. We don't even want to have to turn a page. We'll accept entries until June 6. Prizes for the top three entries are $200, $100 and $50. We'll publish the winners when it gets really hot out.

Mail to SUMMER ESSAY CONTEST, Floridian, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail to jbarry@sptimes.com

[Last modified May 19, 2005, 10:42:03]


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