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Have you ever seen a real wizard at Merlyn’s?

Does a troll live under the Monroe Street Bridge?

Would Bigfoot crowd surf at Sasquatch?

Are there mermaids in Lake Coeur d'Alene?

If you have a creative answer to these queries—or a different magical question—we want to hear it! Our 2015 Limerick Contest “Once Upon a Time in the Inland Northwest” ends Mar. 6. Submit your limerick online or email your entry to contest@spokane7.com.

Winners in general and youth categories will receive a gift certificate to Auntie’s and be invited to read their submissions at a special Auntie’s St. Patrick’s Day event in mid-March.

Enter to win a Big Night Out with Jonny Lang

Have you heard about our Big Night Out monthly giveaways? We’re giving away a fun night out every month in 2015. Along with a gift card for use at a regional restaurant, winners will receive tickets for an entertainment event—concerts, movies, sports and more.

This month, we’re giving away two tickets to see blues rocker Jonny Lang live in concert at Northern Quest Resort & Casino along with a $50 gift card to EPIC. Lang's seventh album, "Fight for My Soul," his first studio album in seven years, was released in September 2013.

Oh, and one more thing…at the end of 2015, all entries will go into a Big Night Out GRAND PRIZE giveaway. So enter each month for a total of 12 chances to win an extra special Big Night Out from Spokane7.

Enter to win February’s Big Night Out and check out all the great Contests we’re hosting this month.

Photo: Piper Fergusson

Win tickets to “In The Mood”

Take an up-tempo trip to the past with “In The Mood,” a 1940s Big Band musical tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters and more. Complete with period costumes and choreography, “In The Mood” is a throwback to USO shows that boosted morale for the troops during World War II.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see “In The Mood” at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Sunday, Mar. 8, 3 p.m. Visit spokane7.com/contests to enter to win! Contest closes Mar. 4. Winner will be announced Mar. 5.

Let’s see what you love about where you live

We’ve been having a great time reading your responses in our What You Love About Where You Live essay contest, and we want to give artists a chance to show us what they love about their neighborhood.

Paint it, draw it, photograph it, sculpt it—use any visual medium you want to share the special, unique people and places in your neighborhood. Celebrate your favorite corner café, a volunteer local park clean-up crew or any person, place, business or organization in your neighborhood that inspires you.

Best of all, this contest is ALL-AGES, so kids are encouraged to participate as well!

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New monthly giveaways with Spokane7

We’re kicking off 2015 with a new monthly giveaway! Big Night Out will highlight great entertainment and dining in our area. Monthly prizes include tickets to concerts, movies, sporting events and more, coupled with gift cards to regional restaurants.

At the end of the year, all entries for monthly giveaways will go into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE. Remember to enter each month and increase your chances to win!

January’s giveaway is for a $25 Regal Cinemas gift card and a $50 Red Robin gift card.

This month’s contest closes Jan. 31. Visit spokane7.com/contests for rules and entry information.

Share your love for your neighborhood

What makes your neighborhood special?

Throughout January, we're collecting short essays celebrating the remarkable neighborhoods in the greater Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area. Your ideas will help us share what’s special about our communities in an upcoming publication. Plus, all entries will be entered in a random drawing for a $25 Fandango gift card!

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Congrats to Battle in Seattle contest winner

Congratulations, MIKE CANNON (above), the winner of two tickets to Gonzaga's Battle in Seattle on Dec. 20, 2014, at KeyArena. Mike will sit courtside as the Zags play Cal Poly; he will also enjoy overnight accommodations at the W Seattle Hotel.

Thanks to the nearly 400 Zag fans that entered this year’s contest! Tickets for the Battle in Seattle are still available!

Congratulations to the WSU Spring Game Super Fan!

Philip Martin was chosen to meet Coach Mike Leach prior to the WSU Crimson and Gray spring game. Philip also received WSU apparel and other prizes from S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review.

Congratulations, Philip! And Go Cougs!

Pictured: (From left) Philip Martin, Coach Mike Leach, Pamela Comstock

“This one time on Tremors….”


For the last decade, one big item on everyone’s must-do list each spring and summer is take a ride on Tremors, one of the fastest coasters at Silverwood Theme Park.

To honor the 10th anniversary of the high-speed attraction, Silverwood and Spokane 7 are inviting readers to share their photos and memories.

Click here to upload your photos, check out other reader contributions or read the official rules.

The contest goes until Aug. 15. We’ll pick our favorite photos and stories, and the best ones will win some great prizes including passes into the park in 2014 or 2015.

Be the 2014 WSU Super Fan!

The Spring Game Super Fan Sweepstakes is back. Enter to win tickets to the WSU Crimson and Gray Game, on April 26, at 1 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium. 

You will receive two pre-game field passes, meet and get your photo taken with Head Coach Mike Leach, two WSU Football jerseys, two WSU hats, and $50 in iTunes gift cards.

One winner to be chosen on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Enter here!

Win tickets to Pat Benatar

The '80s rock superstar Pat Benatar, and husband Neil Giraldo, will play the Coeur d'Alene Casino on April 27, and Spokane7.com wants to send you to the show.

Click here to enter.

One winner will be chosen on Wednesday, April 2.

Great prizes planned for limerick winners

Here's some great news, limerick fans! We now have some excellent prizes up for grabs for our top contributors!

Auntie’s Bookstore has stepped forward to offer $35, $25 and $15 gift certificates to the first, second and third place winners in the youth and adult divisions. Spokane7 is going to throw in a gift certificate to O’Doherty’s for the top adult winner and a more kid-friendly gift certificate to Boo Radleys for the youth category.

Even better, Auntie’s is inviting all the winners to read their submissions at the bookstore's “3 Minute Mic” night on April 4, part of its First Friday fun.

There’s still plenty of time to enter – we’ll cut off entries on Friday March 7.  Submissions can be sent to  contests@spokesman.com, uploaded at spokane7.com/contests or mailed to 999 W. Riverside, Spokane WA 99201. Attn: Limerick Contest.

Limerick Contest returns!

The Spokesman-Review Limerick Contest returns for another year – it’s always an excellent opportunity for readers to create original poems celebrating life in the Inland Northwest.

This year’s theme is “Favorite Northwest Foliage,” and could include anything special about our local flora, from pine trees to blackberry brambles to plentiful potatoes to our newest home-grown commodity that goes by the first name of Mary Jane.

We’ll begin accepting entries Monday, Jan. 27, and amateur poets have until Friday, March 7 to submit in either the school-age category or open/adult category. Winners will be announced around St. Patrick’s Day.

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

Enter to win a New Year’s Eve Celebration Package!

Spokane7.com wants you to celebrate the start of 2014 in style!

Enter to win two tickets to the Spokane Symphony's performance of Beethoven's Ninth, two First Night Spokane buttons and a $200 gift card to The Davenport Hotel.

A winner will be chosen on Wed., December 11th.

Click here to enter

“Let’s Color Garfield” winners have been announced!

It was hard to choose, but we have picked the winners of the Garfield coloring contest to win tickets to Silverwood Theme Park! 

Click here to see the winning drawings!

Thank you to everyone who participated.

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