New Year's Eve Essay Contest

Have you had it with this year? Enter Westword's "Why I'm Ready to Kiss 2007 Goodbye" essay contest and you could see the year out in style - with a gift certificate to one of Denver's best restaurants. That's just one of the prizes that will be awarded to contest finalists; the grand-prize winner will also take home $100 and a bottle of cheap champagne with which to welcome the new year. To enter, all you need to do is write a few words (okay, we'll take up to a thousand) about why you'll be glad to say goodbye to 2007. Your essay could describe a single telling incident or be a scathing indictment of the entire year; just remember, confession is good for the soul. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. December 5; send your entry to [email protected], with your name (which will be withheld on request) and a contact number. The winning essays will be published in our New Year's Eve Guide 2007, coming in the December 13 issue of Westword.

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Sean Cronin