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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

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THEME: LAN

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
July 31, 1994 75  CURSES!  Come up with modern maledictions in the wise and entertaining Yiddish tradition.  LAN   Text file | Post PDF  Joseph Romm  Text file | Post PDF 
April 16, 1995 109  SEND US YOUR MAIL PARTS  We're looking for funny examples of pidgin English that try to say one thing, but actually say something quite different.  LAN   Text file  Cissie Owen  Text file 
March 28, 2004 551  Lost in Translation  Find us some comical translations-and-back using Google translator. Feed some passage of English text into the tool--25 words max--and ask it to translate it into one of the five languages offered; then copy the result back into the tool and ask it to translate that back to English.  GOO LAN   Text file  Kevin Mettinger  Text file 
July 5, 2008 772  Make It Simile, Stupid  Translate a sentence or two of literature or other good writing so that "Los Angeles residents under 40" can appreciate it.  LAN LIT CUL   Text file  Mike Ostapiej  Text file 
June 6, 2009 820  Be Mister Language Person  Supply a Mister Language Person-type question and answer.  LAN QUE   Text file  Kevin Dopart  Text file 
December 4, 2010 897  Catch their drift  Take any sentence from an article or ad in The Washington Post or washingtonpost.com from Dec. 3 to Dec. 13 and translate it into "plain English."  WAS LAN   Text file  Danny Bravman  Text file 
September 11, 2011 936  Hoho contendere  Slightly alter a well-known foreign-language term and define it.  LAN WOR   Text file | Post e-version  Greg Deye  Text file | Post e-version 
June 24, 2012 977  Lost in Translation 2.0  Translate a line of text from English into another language using Google Translate; then copy that result and translate it back into English. You may also make intermediate steps into one or more other languages.  GOO LAN   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Kevin Dopart  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
June 28, 2015 1130  Yux Redux: Play on a foreign phrase  Make a word play on a foreign phrase or term (or English phrase using foreign words) and describe it. (Conversational textWOR LAN   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Bird Waring  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
October 6, 2019 1352  Hee-rotica -- Steamy prose for unsteamy life  Write a short steamy scene (100 words would be considered long) about a non-steamy event. (Conversational textLAN   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jeff Strong  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version