This is the last week to enter Round 1 and compete for the $1,000 cash prize.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The deadline to submit poems for the 26th annual high school poetry contest is March 8.
Bucks County Community College is seeking submissions to its annual High School Poet of the Year contest. Students have until Friday, March 8, to submit three original poems. This is the 26th year for the annual contest. The winner will receive $300, a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners and the opportunity to read at an April 14 reception on the college's Newtown campus. Also, the winning poems and one poem from each entrant will be published in an anthology,Writes of Passage Vol. 3, to be distributed at the April 14 reading. Runners-up and finalists in the contest will also be invited to read one poem at the public event. Entries are being accepted from any sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a Bucks County high …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Members of the Southampton Fire Company made a special call Thursday evening, to surprise the winners of the department's annual fire prevention poster contest.
Neighbors gathered outside near Schaefer Field Thursday evening as the sirens of fire trucks could be heard blaring down Provident Road. "Did someone here call 9-1-1?" firefighters from the Southampton Fire Company asked six-year-old Taylor Trainor. Taylor, who had just returned from swimming class, shook her head full of damp hair no as she stood wide-eyed on the front lawn of her home in the Latimer Farms neighborhood of Southampton. It was only when Sparky the Fire Dog sneaked up behind Taylor that the team of firefighters who had assembled let her in on their secret. Taylor had been selected as one of three winners of the fire company's annual Fire Prevention Week poster contest. "I was very surprised," said Taylor, a first grader at…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Upload a picture of your fall decorations and enter to win $50 and a Patch prize pack.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Upload a photo of your favorite four-legged family member and your pet could vie to become Greater Philadelphia Patch’s Top Dog!
Everyone knows their dog is the best dog. Now, Patch is giving you the chance to prove it. We bring to you Patch's Top Dog contest. Here’s how it works: Beginning June 19, upload your favorite photo of your dog to this article (it’s super easy – just make sure you are a registered user first). In the caption, tell us your dog’s name and what makes him or her so special. One photo per owner. You aren't a Patch User yet? No problem, just register by clicking here. We'll accept entries for the Top Dog from June 19 to July 3. Between June 19 and July 3, our users will vote in the comments on which dog is Southampton's Top Dog. So make sure you hit that social media campaign trail early! Share your post on Facebook and Twitter to gain more …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The contest winner gets $500. Recognizing your Dad for all your neighbors to see? Priceless.
Congratulations to Donna MacNeal, the winner of our Father’s Day Contest and $500. This is what Donna had to say about her father: I have to say I had the best dad in the world. When he was a young man he got laid off from his job and that was it, he decided to have his own company. My father started off with a small truck picking up trash and then he made his own company. (He wasn't the biggest company but certainly the best). He gave his children everything we needed. Love, support, a wonderful home, with help from his wife of course. My dad had passed away 2 years ago now but I have to say daddy thanks for all you have given us and I love and miss you more than you know. Love your very proud daughter. xoxo Happy Father's Day!! Patch …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
As we get ready for Father’s Day, Patch wants to hear about your dad and what makes him so great.
Editor's note: We have a winner! Please see our updated story to read the story submitted by contest winner Donna MacNeal. Congratulations! The Patch staff wants to thank everyone for such amazing, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud comments about the first #1 man in your life, Dad. Father's Day is days away and many of you may be wondering what you can give to your father to thank him for all that he has given to you. Gifts can be thoughtful, but sometimes it’s the words that mean more, that show you truly care and appreciate what he did. We’d like to give each of you the opportunity to tell the greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas why your father is so special and what makes him so wonderful. You may have a story you’d like to …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
As we get ready for Mother’s Day, Patch wants to hear about your mom and what makes her so great.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. The entry period is now closed. Mother’s Day is days away and many of you may be wondering what you can give to your mother to thank her for all that she has given to you. Gifts can be thoughtful, but sometimes it’s the words that mean more, that show you truly care and appreciate what she did. We’d like to give each of you the opportunity to tell the greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas why your mother is so special and what makes her so wonderful. You may have a story you’d like to share or words of appreciation. We want to read it. We are hoping to find some truly great Mother’s Day stories, so please be sure to include your hometown in your post. We’re so excited about getting these …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
You could win an all-expenses-paid wedding. Not bad, eh?
The Christmas season is also a big season for getting engaged. Let's face it, the only thing that sparkles more than tinsel on the tree is a new engagement ring. So let this serve as a reminder that your engagement could come with an all-expenses-paid wedding, courtesy of Visit Bucks County and Philadelphia Magazine. All you have to do is go the Greatest Groom Contest on the Philadelphia Magazine Web site, fill in some basic information, add a photo and, in 200 words or less, explain why your groom-to-be is awesome. Yep, it's that simple and the prize package is pretty impressive. In addition to things like the cake, a disc jockey, lodging, video and limousines, the whole event will take place at the historic Pen Ryn Mansion. Want more? …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge with Heidi Klum needs your entries now!
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize? Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a two day, three night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Entering is easy. Just upload a photo of your kid, 12 years of age or younger, in his or her Halloween costume. Entries must be made by the parent or legal guardian of the child photographed. Full rules are here. …