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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

Suggestions and questions are welcome and encouraged.

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.

THEMES: Below are links to subsets of these contests, which I call "themes". Most of the contests have been assigned one or more themes, which are indicated with trigraphs. It was not easy going through more than a thousand synposes to make these subjective assignments, so please let me know of any adjustments that should be made.

THEME: LEG

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
April 4, 1993 THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW  Invent a creative piece of legislation based on skillfully juxtaposed names of actual U.S. senators and representatives.  LEG   Text file | Post PDF  Carol Vance
Jacki Drucker 
Text file | Post PDF (pub 4-18-93)
Text file | Post PDF (pub 4-25-93) 
December 4, 1994 90  BILL US NOW  Come up with funny legislation based on the names of the 102 freshman congresspersons.  LEG   Text file | Post PDF  Jerry Pohl  Text file | Post PDF 
November 17, 1996 192  HILL'S BILLS  Come up with bills any of the new members of Congress might jointly sponsor.  LEG   Text file  Tommy Litz  Text file 
November 15, 1998 296  BILL US LATER  Choose among the names of any of the newly elected U.S. senators or representatives and propose a bill they might sponsor.  LEG   Text file  Mike Genz  Text file 
December 3, 2000 378
(XLV) 
Bill Us Now  Come up with a bill sponsored by any of the newly elected U.S. senators and representatives, and explain the purpose of the bill.  LEG   Text file  Dave Zarrow  Text file 
December 29, 2002 486
(CLIII) 
A Word From Our Co-Sponsors  Come up with bills the new members of Congress might sponsor. Each bill must have at least two sponsors.  LEG   Text file | Post PDF  Chris Doyle  Text file | Post PDF 
December 26, 2004 590  Send Us the Bill  Come up with a bill sponsored by any combination of the newly elected members of Congress and explain the purpose of the bill.  LEG   Text file  Angela Murphy-Walters  Text file 
January 7, 2007 696  Send Us the Bill  Come up legislation the newly-elected members of Congress might sponsor together.  LEG   Text file  Pam Sweeney  Text file 
January 10, 2009 799  Send Us the Bill  Come up with legislation that, given their names, two or more freshman senators or representatives might sponsor together.  LEG   Text file  Dudley Thompson  Text file 
March 20, 2010 861  It's incumbent upon us  Combine the names of two or more freshman members of Congress to create "joint legislation." This week's pool of legislators includes only those who were elected to their seats before 1994, the first year we ran the freshman contest.  LEG   Text file  Jonathan Paul  Text file 
January 15, 2011 903  Bill us now  Combine the names of two or more members of Congress as co-sponsors of a bill.  LEG   Text file | Post e-version  Jeff Brechlin  Text file | Post e-version 
January 13, 2013 1005  Send us the bill  Name a piece of legislation "cosponsored" by two or more of the 98 new House and Senate members provided.  LEG   Text file | Post e-version  Rick Haynes  Text file | Post e-version 
July 7, 2013 1028  Joint Legislation  Combine the names of two or more of the First Congress senators and/or representatives to create "joint legislation".  LEG   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Doug Hamilton  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 18, 2015 1107  Send us the bill  Combine two or more names from the list of members of Congress on this page to "cosponsor" a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose. (Conversational textLEG   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Dawn Kral  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 15, 2017 1210  Send us the bill: Our 'joint legislation' game  Combine two or more names from the provided list of members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose. (Conversational textLEG   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Amy Harris  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 13, 2019 1314  Bill Us Now -- 'joint legislation'  Combine two or more names from the provided list of the new members of Congress to “co-sponsor” a bill based on their combined last names, and state its purpose  LEG   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jeffrey Contompasis  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version