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Yes, the 2014 Limericks Contest is a go

In a post I wrote earlier today, I promised to reveal whether we're going to hold another in used to be an annual limericks contest. And the news is: The contest is a go.

Cosponsored by The Spokesman-Review, Spokane7.com and Auntie's Bookstore, the contest continues a tradition that I oversaw in the SR's print edition for more than a dozen years. This year’s theme is “Favorite Northwest Foliage,” which is another way of saying that we want entries to reflect on vegetation that is emblematic of the Northwest. You could, for example, write about Idaho potatoes, about Montana grasses, Oregon blackberries or even Washington's latest cash crop — legalized marijuana.

Start writing if you're interested. We’ll begin accepting entries Monday, Jan. 27, in two categories: school-age and open/adult. Final deadline will be Friday, March 7. And we'll announce winners on or before St. Patrick’s Day.

Limericks can be submitted to  contests@spokesman.com, uploaded at spokane7.com/contests or snail-mailed to 999 W. Riverside, Spokane WA 99201. Attn: Limerick Contest.

For more details visit www.spokane7.com/contests.

And if you're unclear about how to write a limerick: Click the embed below.