Contests and Promotions
Participate in one of The Observer's contests and promotions. Check back often as contests change frequently!
Has it been 10 years since you went to prom? If so, we want to see your photos. Submit your photos from April 16 to May 9 and vote on your favorite May 10 to May 17. Each registrant may vote 10 times per day. Prize package includes gift cards or services from our Prom-A-Palooza sponsors.
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
Enter our 2013 Weather Photo Contest. Each week, we'll select a winner for each Observer. The winners will have their weather photo printed in the paper, and be entered into a drawing for that month.
Enter our 2013 Pet of the Month Contest. Each month participants can submit photos of their favorite pet and earn a chance to win a gift card! The winner will be decided by popular vote. Voting starts seven days prior to the end of the month.
Weather Photo: MARINA MAGIC
East County resident Karen Rawlings submitted this photo of a sunset at Regatta Pointe Marina.
May 21: Daily Headlines Video
Top Stories: 182 Manatee teachers lose jobs; Sarasota woman arrested for defrauding employer; Commission approves second phase of bayfront mooring project; Whitney Beach receives award
Sarasota woman arrested for stealing from employer
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman for defrauding her Tampa employer of more than $56,000.
182 Manatee teachers lose jobs
The cuts are part of a plan to save $20.6 million to help the school district replenish depleted reserves.
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