The Voice newspapers of Takoma Park, Silver Spring, and Kensington are holding a "First Sign of Spring" contest. This is the same newspaper that has been home to my Sligo Naturalist column for the past decade. Here are the details:
"Sick of snow? Me too!Show Us The First Signs of Spring and Win a Prize!The Voice is holding a photo contest this month. We are looking for the first signs of spring in our local community. It is free to enter. Just send your high-resolution digital image to DCGardenPhotos@aol.com. Please put “Voice Contest” in the subject line. In the body of the email, you must include your name, address, phone, email, and age (if you are under 18). The deadline is Friday, March 26.We will have an adult and a youth category. Winners will get Voice t-shirts, Washington Gardener Magazine subscriptions, and be published in the April issue of The Voice.Please spread the word."