2014 Limerick Contest

CONTEST CLOSED — Look for winners around 3/16!

The annual limerick contest continues in 2014! This year’s theme is “Favorite Northwest Foliage.”

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.

Entries will be judged in two categories: school-age and open/adult. Final deadline will be Friday, March 7. 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 mailed to 999 W. Riverside, Spokane WA 99201. Attn: Limerick Contest.

In case you need a refresher: a limerick contains five lines in an AABBA format. The last words of the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other (A), and the last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other (B).