by Walter Boomsma, Communications Director
We’ve had a number of inquiries regarding a “Clip and Win” contest this year… and since we’re well into the year without one being announced or started, we’ve put one together just in time for Grange Month publicity! (Thanks to State Master Vicki for helping with the budget for prizes!) You can download a one page flyer that doubles as an entry form. Here are some highlights of the very simple rules.
The contest is based on the number of articles—not the number of times the word “Grange” appears or how creatively they are submitted. We are asking contestants to simply clip any printed article that includes the word “Grange.” These articles might be news Grange news, advertisements for suppers, dances and program… information about fairs… Grange Month press releases… Look hard!
Clip the articles and attach them to sheets of paper or paste into a scrapbook. (This need not be any fancy—a spiral notebook or sketchbook would suffice.) The contest is based on the number of articles; not the number of times “Grange” appears and not how the articles are presented. Note that articles from Grange publications, websites and Facebook are not eligible. Also do not include obituaries. The articles do not have to be about your specific Grange.
Here’s a tip: One way to find more articles to clip is to submit more articles to your local newspapers! But wait, there’s more! We’ve started the contest just in time for Grange Month! You’re going to have lots of publicity for Grange Month, right? Remember, there are sample press releases on the National Grange website you can “fill in the blanks” to develop Grange Month publicity! If you need some help, contact me and I’ll do my best!
Articles must be published between March 1, 2014 and September 15, 2014. The entry form explains how to assemble them and where to mail them. (An entry form will be included with the bulletin mailing.) Happy clipping! And remember, “Do not run with scissors.”
Download the Clip and Win 2014 entry form.