Friday, January 18, 2013
Are you and your partner the epitome of cute? Enter our contest to win a gift card to Grace's Fortune Restaurant in Bowie.
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty and friendship? Then enter Patch's Cutest Couple Contest. If you and your partner even would make Saint Valentine blush, enter your photo now for a chance to win. Just upload your photo by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2013 and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos.") Winners will be based on reader votes in the comments and announced on Feb. 11, 2013. Voting will begin on Feb. 4 and end on Feb. 8, 2013. Contest starts on Jan. 18, 2013 The winning couple will receive a $40 gift card to Grace's Fortune Restaurant in Bowie, plus two…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. (Check back here next Monday for a direct link to our contest page so you can enter.) Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local…
Friday, May 11, 2012
We announce the winner of our 2012 Mother's Day contest.
To honor mothers around Prince George's County, Patch asked users to upload photos of their moms and leave a comment about what makes them so great. The heartfelt expressions of love and gratitude made it too hard to choose, so Patch randomly chose a winner. And the winner of our best mom contest is... drumroll, please... is Terri Moore, of Bowie. Moore's daughter, Cindy Freland said: My mom is the best in Prince George's County because she taught me to be strong, bold and independent. Because of her outlook on life and what she believes, I have been able to run a successful business for 15 years. She taught me that life is what you go after and not what you settle on. She is smart, active, happy, full of life and 82 years old. I love you …
Monday, January 9, 2012
About doing good, posters and mermaids.
Happy Monday, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. We might get some rain today, and the high is supposed to be about 45 degrees, dropping to about 31 degrees tonight. 2. Today is “Play God Day,” according to some. Check out why you should do some good to others today. 3. Don’t forget—if you’re submitting a poster for the MLK Day contest, it’s due by Friday at 5 p.m. Turn in your entry at city hall. 4. Check out the most recent census data as it applies to Hyattsville. 5. On this date in 1493, Christopher Columbus mistook manatees for mermaids near the Dominican Republic.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Now through Dec. 22, sign up to enter ETTE's contest to win the new e-reader from Amazon.
In the mood for a good read? Here's your chance to win a free e-reader just in time for Christmas. Empowerment Through Technology & Education IT Consulting on Baltimore Avenue is running a contest for a new Amazon Kindle Fire ETTE’s offers drop in tech support, home networking solutions, monthly maintenance service plans (residential and commercial) and malware removal/prevention. ETTE moved to EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville in May 2011. “Hyattsville is really a dynamic and amazing community,” said Lawrence Guyot, founder and president of ETTE. “We’re excited about the growth here. New residents, shops, restaurants and other businesses are pouring in. “We look forward to becoming Hyattsville’s leading provider of IT services, for business…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Franklin's took home seven medals from an international contest.
You just never know with Franklin’s, how many new people will taste their brews and fall in love. Last weekend the Hyattsville brewery took home seven medals at the 15th Annual Great International Beer Festival in Providence, RI. Franklin’s won in the beer competition—gold medals for the Hefeweizen, Bitter Markie and 97 Pound Weakling. They won a silver medal for their Dunkelweizen and bronze medals for the Highland Hugh, Saison and Imperial Stout. Congratulations, Franklin’s!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photos of your creative kids' costumes
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below), and …
Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge with Heidi Klum needs your entries now.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize? Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 (for Oct. 31) to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Entering is easy. Just upload a photo of your child, 12 or younger, in his or her Halloween costume. Entries must be made by the parent or legal guardian of the child photographed. Full rules are …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This opportunity is being offered to high school students from across the Washington, D.C., area, including public, private and homeschooled writers grades 9-12, in the 2011-12 school year.
Take out your quills and make sure your inkpots are filled. It's time for the second annual short story writing contest sponsored by the Gaithersburg Book Festival. This opportunity is being offered to high school students from across the Washington, D.C., area, including public, private and homeschooled writers grades 9-12, in the 2011-12 school year. You must live in Maryland, Virginia or the District. Stories must be no longer than 1,000 words and start with one of the following three lines, which were provided by award-winning mystery writer Brad Parks, author of “Eyes of the Innocent” and “Faces of the Gone”: Submit your entries as a Word document to email@example.com by midnight ET on Feb. 24, 2012. Up …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Remember this photo? It was taken nearly a year ago, close to Hyattsville Patch's debut. Each week we'll post a photograph that we've previously run. The first person to name the article it originally ran with wins ... a photo taken by one of Patch's premier photographers. To enter the contest, just leave your answer in the comments of this article.