Christmas contests underway for our readers

Share your recipes and stories with all of your friends and neighbours

The 100 Mile House Free Press staff is excited about sponsoring our annual writing and yuletide recipe contests.

It’s always great to get the stories and recipes for our Christmas supplement, as people look forward to reading the stories from all four age categories, and trying out the recipes.

The story authors get the bragging rights of having their stories “published” in the Christmas supplement, which will be in our homes on Christmas Day and stay on the coffee or end tables throughout the yuletide season.

Story contest

This year’s theme is the Spirit of Christmas, and it can mean so many different things to different people.

It could include the celebration of Christmas with different cultural groups that make up our communities.

It could be about the homemade gifts, or a unique, personalized gift we received or gave at a Christmas celebration.

It could be the preparation of home for the yuletide, or bringing a friend, or a stranger, who is alone home for the Christmas meal.

It could be volunteering at a mission, a seniors care facility or a hospital to bring a personal touch to someone who cannot be with their families for whatever reason.

The stories you write can be about personal experiences or about experiences you make up because the world would be a better place because of them.

The stories must include your name and a contact number, and cannot be more than 500 words. You can also send along a photo or an image to enhance your presentation.

Categories: seniors, 50 years and over; adult, 20-49 years; teen, 13-19 years; and youth, 12 years and under.

Prizes will be awarded for the top story in each category.

Recipe contest

Send us the recipe of your favourite snack, entrée or dessert.

You know the one – the one everyone raves about.

You can also send a short story about the recipe – who taught you how to make it or its history – and a photograph.

Please double check your ingredients, measures and cooking directions because a lot of people will be trying them out for their own families.

Please include your name and contact information.

Prizes will be awarded by random draw.

How to enter

Please mail, fax, e-mail (best) or drop off your entries to the 100 Mile Free Press Christmas Contests at Box 459, 100 Mile House, B.C., V0K 2E0; Fax: 250-395-3939; e-mail:

Entry deadline

Sunday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.

Good luck and we, and our readers, look forward to reading your entries.


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