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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

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The Society wishes to thank Russell Beland, Chris Doyle, Kyle Hendrickson, and Pat Myers for their help in assembling the archive that is linked to from this page.

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THEME: PRE -- Previous Contests

PUB DATEWEEKTITLESYNOPSISEVENTUAL WINNERTHEMESREPORTLINKS
January 1, 199594 WEEKS 1-93 Come op with a great answer to any previous Style Invitational contest, an answer you may have thought of after the contest was over. Gary McKethan PRE  91  HTML 
June 22, 1997223 ATTEMPTING REENTRY Submit entries to any past contest, so long as you never submitted them before. Chuck Smith PRE  220  HTML 
January 18, 1998253 IT'S A PITY Enter any of the provided contests. Winners will be judged entirely on the basis of how pitiful an attempt at humor the entry is. David Sherman PRE  250  HTML   E 
September 27, 1998289 PLAY IT AGAIN, SHAM Submit entries to any previous contest, ideas you might have thought of after the contest deadline had passed. Joseph Romm PRE  286  HTML 
December 2, 2001430
(XCVII) 
OMB Directive No. 2 Revisit any contest The Style Invitational has ever run, and rewrite out tawdry past by proposing a new first-prize winner serious and/or decorous enough to please the Ombudsman. Jonathan Paul PRE  426  HTML 
January 26, 2003490
(CLVII) 
Eyes on Reprise Submit any good entries you might have thought of, for any previous contest, after the deadline passed. Helene Haduch PRE  486  HTML 
March 9, 2003496 The Style Invitational: The First Dreckade Submit new entries to any of the old contest listed, and try to beat The Very Best of the Past 10 Years. Jeff Brechlin PRE      
December 28, 2003538 Try, Try Again Enter any previous Invitational. Your entry must be substantially different from the original winners. Drew Knoblauch PRE  534  HTML 
November 6, 2005635 I've Told You a Hundred Times Enter any Style Invitational from Week 536 to Week 631. Your entry must be substantially different from than original winners. Chris Doyle PRE  631     
December 10, 2006692 Reinkernation Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 640 through Week 688. Every entry must include the word "three" or "third" or a creative variation. Kevin Dopart PRE  688   
October 13, 2007735 Look Back in Inker Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 680 through Week 731. Anne Paris PRE  731   html 
November 29, 2008793 Take The Fifth Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 725 through Week 789. Each entry must include the word "five" of "fifth" or something fiveish, or -- depending on your favorite anniversary tradition -- something involving (a) wood or (b) silverware. Rob Cohen PRE  789    
November 21, 2009844 Healthy choice Enter any Style Invitational from Week 790 through Week 840, except for Week 793 and Week 798. John Shea PRE  840    
November 13, 2010894 Look Back in Inker Enter any Style Invitational from Week 841 through Week 890 (except for Week 844). Craig Dykstra PRE  890    html 
December 4, 2011948 Look back in Inker Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 891 through 94 (except for Week 896, which was the same contest for the previous year). David Prevar PRE  944    html 
December 2, 2012999 Drectrospective Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 946 through Week 995, except for Week 948. Lawrence McGuire PRE  995    html 
March 3, 20131011 Top these! Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back. Robert Schechter PRE      html  
December 7, 20141101 The year in redo Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 1047 through Week 1097, except for Week 1050. Kevin Dopart PRE  1097   HTML  E 
December 6, 20151152 Oops? You do it again. Enter any Style Invitational contest from Week 1098 through Week 1148, except for Week 1101, last year's do-over. Gregory Koch STY PRE  1148    E 
December 11, 20161205 Could we just have a do-over? Yes, we could. Enter (or re-enter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1149 to 1201, except for Week 1152, last year's do-over. William C. Kennard PRE  1201    E 
December 18, 20161206 Do-over the do-over -- enter any of the year's contests Enter (or re-enter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1149 to 1202, except for Week 1152, last year's do-over. Nan Reiner PRE  1202    E