Coin an original word that describes an event that happened during the last 25 years. It could be on an event in politics, arts, business, science, technology, etc. Here are some topic ideas
, but you are not limited to these.
First prize: The winner's choice of
A tour of the Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford, UK) + lunch with an editor (includes travel and lodging) or
A tour of Merriam-Webster (Springfield, Massachusetts, US) + lunch with an editor (includes travel and lodging)
Other prizes: Merriam-Webster totebag with Collegiate Dictionary,
a copy of the book Limericks in the Time of Trump
a copy of the word game One Up!, and more.
A lucky winner receives a set of six-volume Dictionary of American Regional English
||Joan H. Hall, Chief Editor, Dictionary of American Regional English, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
||Steve Kleinedler, lexicographer, former Executive Editor, American Heritage Dictionary
||Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer, editor, Merriam-Webster
||Kory Stamper, author, lexicographer, Executive Director, Dictionary Society of North America
Entries must be original. Judges' decision is final. Enter as many times as you like. Last date to enter is March 31.
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