Great Lakes Courier, Raleigh Bicycles and Century Cycles are teaming up to offer middle school students taking the Bike to School Challenge a special contest that encourages them to creatively express their love of bicycling to school for a chance to win being published and a new Raleigh bicycle.
"Great Lakes Courier is pleased to help amplify the voice of the cycling community in Northeast Ohio, and never more so than when we have the opportunity to recognize the accomplishment and creativity of kids who bike to school," said Michael Gill, editor of Great Lakes Courier (www.greatlakescourier.com) and a contest judge.
Here's how the contest works:
WHO: Middle school students in Bay Village, Rocky River, and Medina can write or photograph something inspired by the theme “Bike To School” – capturing what bicycling to school means to them, their friends, and/or their community – then enter their creation in this contest by May 21.
PRIZES: One prose winner AND one photography winner will be chosen for each Bike To School Challenge program. The winners will receive a new Raleigh grand prize bicycle, plus their winning entry, name and photo will be published in the July issue of the local biking newspaper, Great Lakes Courier. Contest winners will be announced at each school's closing ceremony assemblies.
WHAT: Written submissions can be a short essay, poem, song or any other written expression (250 word limit). Photographs can be taken by camera or smartphone. Students can submit as many entries as they create.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Email each submission to BikeToSchool@centurycycles.com by Tuesday, May 21, at noon. In the subject line, put “Contest entry from _____________” and the name of the student's school. In the body of the email, please put student's name, grade, school, and age. Photos should JPG attachments and can come from a phone or computer. Written submissions can be in the body of the email OR attached as a Word document.
For more details about Bike to School Challenge, go to www.centurycycles.com/for/BTS.