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'Relay Kid' contest deadline is July 11

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By The Staff

The Central Kentucky News-Journal, Commonwealth Broadcasting and KB Photography are hosting a "Relay Kid" contest as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

"Relay Kid" is an online "voting" contest to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The winning child will be featured in an article in the Central Kentucky News-Journal, as well as mentioned on the radio stations affiliated with Commonwealth Broadcasting.

All entry fees and online donations will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event of the contestant's choice. Each child may designate an area Relay team on his or her entry form.

Children age 12 or under by June 1 may enter the contest. A photo entry may feature up to two siblings. If two children are featured in one photo, they must be siblings. If a photo featuring two siblings is the winner, they will be photographed together. Pets are not eligible.

The entry fee is $10 per child. If a photo entry features one child, the entry fee is $10. If a photo entry features two siblings, the entry fee is $20. Entry fees are not included in the contestant's "vote" count.

To enter, e-mail your entry form to relay_kid@hotmail.com or mail/deliver them to the American Cancer Society at 2425 Scottsville Road, Suite 123, Bowling Green, KY 42104. Entry forms are available at the News-Journal office on Woodlawn Avenue.

If you e-mail your entry, mail your entry fee. Entries will not be posted if the fee is not received in the ACS office by July 11. Additional entry forms are available online at main.acsevents.org/relaykidcontest.

No entries will be accepted after July 11 at 4 p.m.

Photos should be no larger than 5x7 and no smaller than wallet size. If photos are e-mailed, they must be sent as attachments, not included in the body of an e-mail.

Portraits taken by a professional photographer, studio or business must be accompanied by written permission or a copyright release. Otherwise, the American Cancer Society will be unable to post the photo. Candid digital photos are encouraged. Photos will not be returned.

Once an entry is received and the entry fee paid, an online donation page will be set up for each entrant. Entries with two siblings will be included on one donation page. American Cancer Society staff will set up each page and contact the entrants via e-mail with the donation page Web page address and other details. Online voting with donations begins July 21.

Only the entrant's first name and county will be included on the online page.

Beginning July 21, voters can visit the Relay For Life, Relay Kid Web site and vote for their favorite kid.

Donations may also be made by printing off the donation form from the entrant's online voting page and delivering it with a check to Cheryl Williams or Tena Weatherford at Taylor County Bank.

The contestant who raises the most money for the American Cancer Society will be designated as the winner.

Donations made by submitting a check and an offline donation form must be received at the American Cancer Society office in person, by mail or other delivery method no later than noon Aug. 12 in order to allow staff time to record the donation online before close of business that day. These offline donations will not be seen in the contestant's total online until they are posted by the American Cancer Society office.

Final winners will be announced on Aug. 25.

For more information, contact Hunter Williams at (270) 745-1963.