The fifth Biggest Jewish News of the Week Contest ends Friday. It is not too late to enter the competition for a share in the $100 cash prizes awarded weekly to writers of the nine best 250-word letters in the reader, college and high school divisions.
Concurrently with the end of the news period for the fourth week, names of the winners in the fourth Biggest Jewish News of the Week will be announced.
The board of judges which passes on the merits of each letter and whose decisions in the contest are final, is meeting today. Once again an increase of letters from high school and college students has been recorded and the board may have an even more difficult time than it had last week to decide the winners in these divisions.
MANY JOIN COMPETITION
Another fact noted is that the contest is attracting new readers and students each week. Many readers and students have submitted excellent letters and because they were not ajudged among the prize-winning group have become discouraged. Others have entered the contest regularly. The latter group have the better chance of winning a share of the $100 distributed each week.
Highly educational, the contest develops a sense of news discrimination in the reader. It is interesting because it brings the reader in closer contact with the editors. It reveals the keen insight that readers of the Bulletin have in news of the day. It is lucrative because of the prize money.
The contest is open to everybody. All readers of the Bulletin may share in the prizes. College men and women who read the Bulletin are eligible. High school students have an opportunity of winning cash prizes, medals, and points for their schools.
There is a new contest every week. Prizes are the same each week. For readers of the Bulletin who do not attend a college or high school the first prize is ###; second prize, ### and third prize, five ### collegiate group ### are the same as in the reader unit. High school students may earn ten dollars as first prize, five dollars for second prize, and two dollars for third prize. Gold, silver, and bronze medals also are given to winners of the first three prizes.
Remember, the fifth contest ends Friday and the winners of the fourth week’s Big News Contest will be announced Friday, too.
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