Press Release


The ———————- along with dozens of other newspapers around the country will carry this year’s POWER POINTS Football Contest, a weekly reader game featuring a grand prize of up to $1,000 weekly. In addition, the ———– will provide a local prize of ________ to the local winner each week.

The entry form will appear in the newspaper weekly beginning next week and running for 17 weeks. Full rules accompany the entry form.

Unlike the traditional newspaper football contest, POWER POINTS asks readers not only to select winners from the weekly games but also to RANK their winners along a weighted, 16-point scale according to their confidence in them. Your surest pick goes on the 16-point line, your least-sure pick goes on the 1-point line. The points add up to 136. The contestant from the participating newspapers who tallies the most of those 136 wins the grand prize, The person locally who tallies the most of those 136 wins the local prize.

The contest will appear each Monday and the deadline for contestant entry is 2 p.m. on Thursdays, except for Thanksgiving week when it will be Wednesday. Enter the contest by _____________________.

The contest begins next week. Good luck!