The Lakewood Historical Society seeks original essays of no more than 3,000 words on topics related to the history of the City of Lakewood, Colorado. All interested persons may enter this contest. A 1st Prize of $300 will be awarded to the top essay by an adult (age 20 and above) and by a youth (age 19 and under). A 2nd Prize of $200 will also be awarded in each category. Accompanying photos and illustrations, recent or historic, are encouraged. Credits and/or bibliography are required. For more information, call Marian Metsopoulous, 303-233-3050, or go to www.historiclakewood.org for detailed contest rules and an entry form. Deadline: May 15, 2012.