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Center for Writing Excellence Writing Contest

Eau Claire
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) is holding a writing contest open to all UWEC students, faculty, and members of the local community.

This year’s theme is “Conspiracy Theories” and welcomes submissions of both fiction and non-fiction prose. All entries must adhere to the theme, be no longer than 1000 words, and be submitted as a PDF via the CWE website. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2015, and all entries will be evaluated by a panel of UWEC faculty and guest judges. Additionally, an open reading will be held on April 9, 2015 for any interested participants.

We have several fabulous prizes available through the UWEC campus bookstore. While a first, second, and third place winner will be named, ten randomly selected participants will also be awarded prizes.

For more information and additional submission instructions, please visit our website at (

Rebecca Anderson,

Ice Fishing Contest

Dunn County Fish & Game Lake Menomin
$750 in fishing awards, $1000 drawings, food, raffles,bingo, euchre tournament, youth fishing contest, fun for all

Les---715 235 5650

U.S. National Snowshoe Championships & Powder Keg 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk

Eau Claire Expo Center February 27 - March 1, 2015
Finals for national senior, junior and half marathon snowshoe racers. There will also be a 5K snowshoe run/walk open to everyone and a 4x2.5K team relay. Kids can participate in the short Kids' Kilo on Saturday. Races will take place on the trails of Lowes Creek County Park. Registered participants are invited to attend a Friday reception and Saturday spaghetti feed and will receive a free event t-shirt. Visit web site for event schedule and entry fees.

Jereme Rauckman, 715-894-7429,