Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The Union-Sun & Journal is once again seeking candidates for our Page 1 Valentine contest. The contest is open to high school students, both boys and girls, in eastern Niagara County.
To enter, email or bring in a wallet-size photo of yourself and include a paragraph or two telling us a little bit about yourself, your interests, future plans and contact information. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at our office at 170 East Ave. Email a color photo in a jpeg format; mailed photos may be picked up at the US&J after the contest. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Jan. 22.
A panel of judges will choose the male and female finalists. Finalists’ photos and brief biographies will be published, both online and in print, Jan. 25.
A ballot will also be published multiple times in the US&J print editions, beginning Jan. 25 so readers can choose their favorites. For the first time, readers will be able to vote online, in addition to the printed ballot. Online, readers can vote once a day per IP address; if using the newspaper ballot, readers may enter as many times as they wish, but only originals ballots will be accepted.
All ballots must be received by noon Feb. 7, and the winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day, of course.