Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Eighth-grader Ruimin Wu is the Missouri winner in the national contest. Your vote could help her win a $30,000 scholarship.
A Chesterfield eighth-grader is one of 50 finalists in the United States, representing Missouri, in Google's national "Doodle 4 Google" contest, with a shot at a $30,000 scholarship to the school of her choice. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Ruimin Wu of Parkway Central Middle School has already won a trip to New York City, a Wacom digital design tablet and a T-shirt with her design, which was created on the 2013 theme "My Best Day Ever…". "The picture shows my friends and I when we went to the theme park. We played at the water park in the day and went to the haunted house at night. We had lots of fun," Ruimin wrote in the caption with her doodle, which is online now on Google's "Doodle 4 Google" contest …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Visitation Academy and Parkway West High School were named as having some of St. Louis' favorites in a recent St. Louis Magazine poll.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The poll recently published in St. Louis Magazine, asked St. Louisans to name their favorites in a number of school related categories. Town and Country's Visitation Academy and Parkway West High School were named as having some of St. Louis' favorites in the "Where Did You Go to High School?" poll. Parkway West High School won "Best School Colors," while Annie Menees with Visitation Academy was named "Best Coach." (Click here to read the St. Louis Magazine article.) So are you a big fan of Parkway West's light blue and red school colors or does another school sport a better color combo?
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Check out the favorite photos chosen by Patch readers in the first Patch Holiday Photo Contest! They're so cute!
Monday, December 24, 2012
Help us bring $100,000 to a St. Louis area school district by voting in our holiday lights contest.
Patch is holding a national contest to find the best "decked" house, and a St. Louis area home has made the finals! (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Dolans, a family in Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, are in the Top 25 of the Deck the House contest, fighting for votes to win the $100,000 grand prize for the Affton School District. VOTE HERE! To win, they'll need your vote! Here are the top five reasons why you should vote right now and every day for the Dolan's dazzling holiday light display: 5. The Dolans won 5th place in the Deck the House contest last year. Being so close to victory has only pushed this family to work harder! 4. The Dolans use so much electricity to power their holiday lights that they …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Time is running out to enter our "Deck the House" contest. You could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Share your pictures in this category of our Patch Holiday Photos contest.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
Friday, November 23, 2012
We’ve launched our second annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. This is the site where you can enter the contest. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation's contest for the best student-produced commercial promoting seat belt use. Our category is the readers' choice. See how you can enter.
For the fourth year in a row, the Missouri Department of Transportation is sponsoring its "Battle of the Belt" contest, inviting students around Missouri to produce a 30-second commercial promoting seat belt use. This year, Patch joins the contest with an additional prize category: The readers' choice prize, good for a $250 scholarship contribution for the winning entry. That joins the Gold, Silver and Most Improved categories MoDOT already has. Why this contest? Because MoDOT says Missouri teen safety belt usage rate for 2011 was only 67 percent. Not good enough, officials say. Battle of the Belt is a safety belt competition between Missouri high schools to encourage the use of safety belts among students. If you're already producing your…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Congratulations to Kim Kelly Smith for winning our Back to School photo contest!
Congratulations to Affton Patcher Kim Kelly Smith, whose adorable photo of two little ones going back to school was selected as the winner of our Back to School Photo Contest. Kim wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center and/or West County Center! For more, read our story about the contest.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …