Tell us a love story and you could win a romantic prize

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

 While true love is priceless, your special love story can win a $500 shopping spree, a couple’s spa package or “romance” gift collection that includes fresh flowers, chocolate and champagne.

The Peoria Times-Observer invites you to send us your personal story of how you met, how you persevered through tough times or fell in love all over again.

Submissions will be judged on the content, not writing skill.

Judges are looking for stories that are compelling, unique or heart-warming.

The story should be no more than 1,000 words and a true depiction from your own life — not fiction.

First person accounts only, please.

  Winning entries, and perhaps others, will be published in the True Romance section in the Feb. 11 edition of the Peoria Times-Observer.

Entry submission is considered approval for publication.

E-mail entries are preferred, but handwritten or typed entries are also welcome.

E-mail bgehrt@timestoday.com or mail to True Romance, TimesNewspapers, PO Box 9426, Peoria, IL 61612-9426.

The first place story wins a $500 shopping spree at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie; second place, a $200 Couple’s Spa gift certificate at New Dimensions Spa and Salon in Washington; and third place, a Romance Gift Collection — including a Perrier-Jouet champagne gift set from the Liquor Station in Morton, chocolate from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in the Metro Centre and a fresh flower arrangement from Monier’s in Junction City, Peoria.

For a complete list of contest rules, see the advertisement on Page 3A of the Peoria Times-Observer.