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Ottawa County Way Essay Challenge open two resident writers
Ottawa County Way Essay Challenge open two resident writers

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—Why is Ottawa County like no other place to live?

Writers of all ages are invited to answer that question during the Ottawa County Way Essay Challenge.  Participants can share their views about living, working and playing in West Michigan through the competition. 

The winner will receive $150.  Second place will get $100, and third place will take home $50.

The Ottawa County Way Essay Challenge is open to all current and former residents of Ottawa County, as well as those who work or have worked in Ottawa County.  All essays must be 1,500 words or less, typed and double-spaced and include the author’s name, street address, telephone number and email address in the upper-right corner of the first page. All entries are due by April 30.  Attach and email essays to mcunningham@miottawa.org or send by mail to the Ottawa County-Essay Challenge, 12220 Fillmore, West Olive, Michigan, 49460.

All entries will be pre-screened by Ottawa County administration.  The finalists will be judged by the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners.  The winners will be announced on May 27, 2014 at a regular meeting of the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners and framed certificates will be awarded to the top authors.  All essays will also be considered for publication.

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