marleyandmeWeekly Reader is sponsoring a fun writing contest for kids. Write a story from the point of view of a dog or a different animal for the opportunity to win great prizes.

• Stories must be 300 words or less.

• The contest is open to students in grades 7, 8, and 9.

You can read the rest of the rules on the Weekly Reader site.

You could win a Best Buy gift card ranging from $50 to $2,000!

The contest deadline is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 30, 2009.

Students, have a parent or other trustworthy adult review the guidelines with you.

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