Time is running out! Today is the deadline for our Love Story Contest

Just for fun, try borrowing Cupid’s arrow and take aim at Jennifer Simon, the main character in The Vindicator’s Fifth Annual Valentine Love Story Writing Contest.


Visit our home page and click on the “Love Story Writing Contest” banner located in the Features area.

Read the beginning of our fictitious love story, “Sliding Into Love.” Complete it with a romantic, happily-ever-after ending — using 750 words or fewer.

Email your entry no later than midnight Sunday, Feb. 3, to Society/Features Editor Barb Shaffer at society@vindy.com.

Don’t forget to include your name and phone number.

Our judges will pick their favorite three versions. (Hint: Resist taking the predictable path. Give us a clever ending that sets yours apart from the other entries.)

The winners will be notified by phone in time to have their pictures taken, to appear with their winning entries Sunday, Feb. 10.


• First-place winner will receive a gift certificate for $100 and second-place winner gets a $50 gift certificate, both provided by Rulli Bros. of Austintown and Boardman.

• Third-place winner will receive a two-pound box of assorted chocolates from Philadelphia Candies, provided by The Vindicator.

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