Friday, October 19, 2012
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation's contest for the best student-produced commercial promoting seat belt use. Our category is the readers' choice. See how you can enter.
For the fourth year in a row, the Missouri Department of Transportation is sponsoring its "Battle of the Belt" contest, inviting students around Missouri to produce a 30-second commercial promoting seat belt use. This year, Patch joins the contest with an additional prize category: The readers' choice prize, good for a $250 scholarship contribution for the winning entry. That joins the Gold, Silver and Most Improved categories MoDOT already has. Why this contest? Because MoDOT says Missouri teen safety belt usage rate for 2011 was only 67 percent. Not good enough, officials say. Battle of the Belt is a safety belt competition between Missouri high schools to encourage the use of safety belts among students. If you're already producing your…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Take photos of you, your kids, your neighbors, your friends doing something Olympian— diving, swimming, kayaking, gymnastics—and you could win a prize!
Patch wants to celebrate the summer Olympics, and all the games that go with it! To do that, we're inviting you to share your favorite photo of you (or your kids, your friends, your neighbors, heck, even your pets!) participating in a sport that is part of the Summer Olympics. So whether it’s sailing or fencing, swimming or gymnastics, archery or kayaking (or any of the 26 sports in the games)—please share your photo! You can post a photo to this article until 5 p.m., July 30. Patch editors will choose our 10 favorites, and then you, the reader, can vote for the winner in an article that will be posted on July 31. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to a local sporting goods store. Here are some more details on the contest:
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Astronaut Linda Godwin and a NASA team visited Parkway's Pierremont Elementary School to congratulate students who won a nationwide contest.
Parkway's Pierremont Elementary School students got an out-of-this-world visit Monday by astronaut Linda Godwin and a team from NASA who congratulated students who won a nationwide contest for designing a game for the International Space Station. Godwin, a professor at University of Missouri whose hometown is Jackson, MO, met with the Parkway fifth grade students who belong to the "MOSAICS Academy" its a program for "exceptionally gifted" students. Parkway's fifth-graders competed in a nationwide contest against students in grades 5-8. The “Spaced Out Sports Design Challenge” tasked Parkway's 15 students with designing a game for astronauts to use for physical exercise while in space. The MOSAICS students devised a floating web with …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
These five winners were selected by a random drawing. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Congratulations to the five winners of our "Why I'm Lucky" contest. They have each won a prize package including a $50 Dierbergs gift card and some cool Patch stuff: a T-shirt, a ball cap, a notepad and a tote bag. Thanks to all the people who entered, especially for sharing their stories about why they're blessed with good luck. The winners, according to their Patch registration profiles, were: Thanks again for entering.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
While we celebrate the luck of the Irish, read stories of good luck by Patch readers that range from scary to heartwarming.
One survived a near disastrous ocean cruise. Another had a traumatic episode during pregnancy and got to the hospital in part because her husband forgot something and returned home. Yet another keeps in touch with the two women who saved her life when she had a heart attack. These are some of the stories Patch readers have shared so far in the "Why I'm Lucky" contest that runs until noon on Monday. There's still time to enter; all you need to do is submit a photo that illustrates why you're lucky. Don't worry: Your story doesn't have to involve a life-changing experience; winners will be chosen at random. Get more details and enter here. But some of the stories you've already shared are touching, chilling and heartwarming. A BABY IN BRAIN …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Share a picture to illustrate why you're a lucky guy or gal (as long as St. Patrick's Day is on our minds); we'll give five random winners a special package of Patch merchandise and a $50 Dierbergs gift card.
St. Patrick's Day is on our minds, and we've got the perfect way to see if the luck of the Irish is with you: We're giving away five prize packages including $50 Dierbergs gift cards and a package of Patch merchandise. All you have to do is show us "Why I'm Lucky." Enter our "Why I'm Lucky" contest for a chance to win. Here's how: Once you've entered, we'll enter you into a drawing to be one of five winners of our Patch prize package, which includes a $50 Dierbergs gift card, a Patch ball cap, T-shirt, tote bag and note pad. OK, now for the rules: Click Here for complete Official Rules. Click on the "upload photos and videos" button this page to send us your photo and remember to describe what it represents. But be sure to come back and to…