January 25, 2007
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THINK YOU CAN DO IT BETTER?
NPR.ORG NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR FIRST EVER
‘WRITE YOUR OWN OSCAR SPEECH’ CONTEST

WINNING ENTRIES TO BE DISPLAYED ACROSS
NPR’S MULTI-PLATFORM NETWORK



Washington, DC; January 25, 2007 – Now everyone can be a winner on Oscar night – or at least you can try with NPR.org’s first ever “Write Your Own Oscar Speech’” contest. NPR is now accepting entries. To enter, write an acceptance speech on behalf of a favorite 2007 academy award nominee – only catch is the speech must be written in the voice of the character portrayed by the nominee. That means best actress nominee Helen Mirren’s speech should be in the character of Queen Elizabeth.  Or best supporting actress nominee Jennifer Hudson’s speech should be written as DreamGirl Effie might sing it.

NPR’s digital media staff will select the best entries and announce the winners and runners up at www.NPR.org/Oscars by February 23, 2007. The speech must be no more than 200 words and submitted no later than February 17, 2007, 11:59 p.m. PDT. For contest rules and how to apply, details can be found at www.NPR.org/Oscars.