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Contest: Describe The Rapidian in 10 words or less




Weigh in and describe what The Rapidian means to you in 10 words or less and you could win some Rapidian swag.

/Chelsea LaForge

The winner receives a swag bag with a reusable zip tote, notebook, t-shirt, and pins.

The winner receives a swag bag with a reusable zip tote, notebook, t-shirt, and pins. /Chelsea LaForge

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As we gear up for our very first fund drive, we're looking to you, our readers, reporters and supporters, to tell us your thoughts on...well, us.

How would you describe The Rapidian... 10 words or less?

Post your description on our Facebook page, send a tweet to @TheRapidian, or leave a comment right here on this article, and you'll be in the running for the contest.

Here's how it works: we'll collect all of the results through this Friday, April 20th. Then, next week, be sure to vote in our Weekly Poll, because that's where we'll put the top descriptions. The public will vote on the very best of the best, and the winner gets a swag bag of awesome Rapidian items.

To help get you started, here are some questions to ask yourself while creating your submission:

  • What sort of impact have you seen The Rapidian have on you and/or your community?
  • What have you learned from The Rapidian?
  • What is unique to The Rapidian that you don't see anywhere else?
  • How would you describe The Rapidian to a relative that lives thousands of miles away?

That should be enough to get you started. This is a great way to share your thoughts with us and the community. Get creative, think long and hard about your submission, and be sure to share it with your friends.

Now, get your thinking caps on and get to work!


Submissions as of April 18th:

Tom Hoving: GR buzz done best

Jon Dunn: Committed community members creating compelling content Grand Rapids cares about

Wendy Leep Hammond: News of the people, for the people, by the people

Kat Russell: Local, innovative, fun, informative

Cathy Lawrence: Linking it, loving it, donating to it...



I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University, holding a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in History. I love writing stories that share the special or creative moments of our city. I am a mentor to other reporters as well. I am inspired by author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. for his words, sarcasm, perspective and legacy.

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