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October 2, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Winning homemade Halloween costumes

We recently asked readers to send us photos of homemade Halloween costumes and dozens complied, sending pictures of everything from junior George Washingtons to “Pickle Rocket Jetpacks” (you have to see it to believe it). Scroll down to the bottom of this post to view the entire gallery — and add your own if you’re…

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August 22, 2014 at 5:15 AM

DIY contest: Make a newsprint masterpiece

Basak Yurtoglu, a student at Seattle Central College’s School of Apparel Design & Development, made this braided fascinator. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) Update, Nov. 4: The 2014 Make a Newsprint Masterpiece contest is now closed to entries. Read the story about the winners and see photos of their masterpieces. Earlier post: Welcome to Make…

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January 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Thrift-shop Showdown 2014: Win a secondhand shopping spree

Photo by Dana Landon/itsmydarlin.com. UPDATE, MARCH 17, 2014: The 2014 Thrift-shop Showdown is officially closed; click on this link for a story, photos and videos about the winners. You can also see all the entries below. Thanks, all, for sharing your fabulous finds! ORIGINAL POST: Lisa Johnson and Nate Fifield, pictured, outfit themselves at thrift stores. Do you? If…

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January 13, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Call for entries: KING FM Young Artist Awards

The entry period is now open for the Classical KING FM Young Artist Awards Competition, open to nonprofessional acoustic instrumentalists, vocalists, and chamber groups in two age groups: 6-15 and 16-20. Deadline is April 4. (Rules and entry forms here.) New this year: winners will be featured on the radio throughout the year both in…

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January 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Silly walks contest has closed

Matt Owen stars as Sir Robin in The 5th Avenue’s production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot.”/Mark Kitaoka photo In conjunction with the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of an all-local version of Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” (Jan. 30-March 2) we invited you, Python fans, to show us your best Silly Walk and win some serious prizes. The contest is…

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December 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Holiday lights contest 2013

By Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times. Congratulations to James Shinners and family, winners of the 2013 Seattle Times holiday-lights contest. Our staff judges chose the family’s compact, kaleidoscopic display from among a couple dozen entries (see them all below). Shinner told us via email that he adds more and more illumination every year. “My dad decorated…

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November 11, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Seattle Times contest: Ballet Memories

On Nov. 30, the curtain will rise on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 30th anniversary production of “Nutcracker,” designed by Maurice Sendak and choreographed by Kent Stowell back in 1983. It’s a production full of children — and those mice, soldiers and servants of the original cast are now approaching middle age, and possibly looking back…

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