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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

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THEME: DIF

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
March 3, 1996 155  COMPARISON SHOPPING  Explain the difference between any two of the above items.  DIF   Text file  Chuck Smith  Text file 
June 9, 1996 169  DIFF'RENT JOKES  Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items.  DIF   Text file  David "Stockton" Smith  Text file 
January 5, 1997 199  WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?  Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items.  DIF   Text file  Rob Klotz  Text file 
June 28, 1998 276  SPIT THE DIFFERENCE  Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items.  DIF   Text file  Russell Beland  Text file 
August 2, 1998 281  CALCULATE THE ODDS  Tell us which of the two provided items does not belong with the other two, and why.  DIF   Text file  J. Larry Schott  Text file 
May 20, 2001 402
(LXIX) 
Spitting the Difference  Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF  Jim Pond  Text file | Post PDF 
April 28, 2002 451
(CXVIII) 
Make Your Pix  Which two of the provided cartoons are related, and how?  CAR DIF   Text file  Dan Steinberg  Text file 
August 11, 2002 466
(CXXXIII) 
Spit the Difference  Tell us the difference between any two of the provided items.  DIF   Text file  Chris Doyle  Text file 
May 9, 2004 557  Oh, for Namesakes!  Take two people, real or fictional, who share some element of their names and explain the difference between them.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF  Brendan Beary  Text file | Post PDF 
June 20, 2004 563  Take Two  Take any two of the provided items and explain how they resemble or differ from each other.  DIF   Text file  Mark Young  Text file 
April 10, 2005 605  Truly Stupendous Ideas  Name two people with the same initials (the people can be living or dead, real or fictional) and explain how they are similar or different.  DIF LET   Text file  Mark Eckenwiler  Text file 
September 18, 2005 628  You Gotta Have Connections  Choose any two or more items from the provided truly random list and describe how they are alike or different.  DIF   Text file  David "Stockton" Smith  Text file 
January 14, 2007 697  We Beg You To Differ  Take any two items from the truly random provided list and explain why they are different or why they are similar.  DIF   Text file  Dave Komornik  Text file 
November 3, 2007 738  So What's To Liken?  Take any two items from the utterly random list above and explain how they are different or how they are similar.  DIF   Text file  Chuck Smith  Text file 
March 1, 2008 754  Canny Similarities  Cite a humorous "uncanny similarity" between any two of the very different people listed above.  DIF   Text file  Kelton Vincent
Larry Yungk 
Text file 
June 13, 2009 821  Spit the Difference  How are any of the items on the list above alike or different?  DIF   Text file  Dan Ramish  Text file 
August 21, 2010 883  Same difference  Choose any two items from the list above and explain why they are alike or are different from each other.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Craig Dykstra  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
August 28, 2011 934  Same difference  Explain how any two items in the provided list are similar or different.  DIF   Text file  Rob Huffman  Text file 
May 20, 2012 972  Trends and neighbors  Choose any two items on the provided list and explain how they are alike or different.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF  Bird Waring  Text file | Post PDF 
September 30, 2012 990  Indecent relations  Pair two people, real or fictional, who have the same last name; say how they're alike or different, or something they might do (even in fantasy), as a pair.  DIF   Text file | Post e-version  Robert Schechter  Text file | Post e-version 
May 19, 2013 1022  What's the diff?  Explain how any two of the provided items are alike or different.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Michael Gips  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
March 9, 2014 1063  Same difference  Take any two items from the provided list and explain how they're similar or different.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Dave Letizia
 
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May 11, 2014 1071  A pair of threes  Choose two or three entities represented by a single three-letter combination at bit.ly/3letterabs and say how they are alike or different.  LET DIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Rob Huffman  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
April 19, 2015 1120  Celebrating our differences  Each of the provided 17 items appeared in a different Style Invitational compare/contrast contest from 1996 to 2014. Explain how any two of them are alike or different or otherwise linked. (Conversational textDIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jaclyn Yamada  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
March 20, 2016 1167  So what's to liken?  Take any two items from the provided list and explain how they're similar or different, or connect them some other way. (Conversational textDIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Mike Ostapiej  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
April 23, 2017 1224  We beg you to differ  Explain how any two (or more) items in the provided list are the same or different, or otherwise connected. (Conversational textDIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Melissa Balmain  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
June 17, 2018 1284  Same difference  Explain how any two of the items in the provided list are similar, different or otherwise linked.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jerome Uher  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
September 8, 2019 1348  Same difference  Explain humorously how any two or more of the provided items are alike, different or otherwise connected.  DIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jon Ketzner  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
June 28, 2020 1390  'Same difference' for a new time  Explain how any two of the items in the provided list are similar, different or otherwise linked. (Conversational textDIF   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jesse Frankovich  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version