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Jewish Review marks 50th year with essay contest

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Portland’s Jewish Review newspaper marks its 50th anniversary this year. As part of its observance of its golden anniversary, the paper is sponsoring a regional essay contest. The Review’s essay contest asks the question: Why do community newspapers such as the Jewish Review remain important for their readers and for the communities they serve?

The contest is for writers of all ages. Participants will compete in three age-groups: sixth-eighth grade, high school and adult, which includes college students. Manuscripts must not exceed 700 words. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to


Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009.

Each manuscript should be marked with the author’s name, contest age group and contact information, which, besides an e-mail address, should include postal mailing address and phone number. Winners will be notified by Sept. 30, 2009. The first-place essay in each age-group will published in the newsprint and online versions of the Jewish Review. Second-place, third-place and honorable mention winners will have their essays published in the online Jewish Review (www.jewishreview.org). Prize packages from Portland-area businesses are being solicited and will be announced in upcoming editions of the Jewish Review.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, is the Public Relations Manager at Portland Community College. A graduate of Portland State University, James has worked as a section editor for the Newberg Graphic, Wo... more »