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Alabama Contest and Sweepstakes Resources
There are some great resources to find contests, sweepstakes and competitions in Alabama. Below are a few to get you started. Have fun and good luck!
Alabama Contests: AL.com—All Alabama—is an online newsource for several regions throughout the state. There will occasionally be listings for regional sweepstakes. Visit the contests page (http://www.al.com/contests/) for more info.
Alabama's 13 WVTM-TV: Alabama's 13 TV is based in Birmingham. Visit the contest page for the latest opportunities (http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21086240/contests).
Art and Crafts: Craft shows across the country often have prizes, contests, raffles and other giveaways. Find Alabama state show and festival listings at Arts and Craft Shows USA (http://www.artsandcraftshows-usa.com/Alabama.shtml) and Art & Craft Show Yellow Pages (http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=AL).
Beauty Pageants: Miss Alabama is part of the Miss America Organization, official state page here http://www.littlemissalabama.com/. For contests open to girls, visit the Little Miss Alabama page at http://www.littlemissalabama.com/. The state listing at the Pageant Center—a national resource— is located at http://pageantcenter.com/pageant_calendar/alabama_pageants.html#.UpKnctLOlMg. SouthernGlamour.org is another pageant site for Alabamians based in Calera.
Food and Eating Contests: Are you the hot dog champ of your circle of friends? Or do you make the best cherry pie on the block? Two excellent resources for finding food and eating contests in your state are The Year of Alabama Food (http://www.yearofalabamafood.com/events/) and the state listing at Eat Feats (http://eatfeats.com/calendar/Alabama.html).
Fox 6 WBRC: This Fox news Alabama affiliate also has a contest page at http://www.myfoxal.com/Global/category.asp?C=236228.
Gaming: I haven't found actual gaming contests via a web search for Alabama, but the following sites will help you find fellow gamers and events that may have competitions: Alabama Gaming Group on Steam, the popular gaming platform (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/alabamagg), GeekAlabama.com, and the MAGIC: The Gathering Tournament at the Alabama Phoenix Festival, which also has a costume contest(http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com/magic/).
Outdoors: Two sources for outdoor-themed contests including hunting and fishing getaways are Outdoor Alabama (http://www.outdooralabama.com/) and Back Water Outdoors (http://www.backwateroutdoors.com/).
Sports: The Alabama Sports Festival Foundation (ASF Foundation) was founded to mentor young athletes in the importance of healthy living, family, faith, school and community. They run the State Games to encourage sports excellence and friendly competition. Visit the site for more info at http://www.alagames.com/index.php?page=info_home.
State and National Fairs: State fairs are not only great fun for attendants, but they also showcase local artistic talent, as well as hold livestock and agricultural competitions. The state fair website is located at http://alstatefair.com/ and the national fair site is at http://www.alnationalfair.org/.
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