55th annual running

Published in the September 20, 2016 edition.

WAKEFIELD — The Daily Item is about to start the 55th annual football contest with over $1,000 in prizes given out last season. There is a weekly prize for each winner over the nine weeks run with a grand prize given out by the Daily Item at the end of the season to the weekly winner with the fewest losses in any of the weeks.

If there is a tie for the Grand Prize then the winner will be determined by the weekly winner that was closest in score to the featured game of the week that they won.

The grand prize is $250 and will be awarded at the end of the nine weeks that the contest runs. Weekly prizes will be handed out after each week by the business advertisement that has the featured game in its weekly ad.

The top nine professional and college games are listed on the advertisements of the football pages along with an entry form. Fill out the entry form picking the winner for each contest and fill in the winner and the score of the featured game game which is the tiebreaker. Each week, a prize will be awarded to the person that has the best record among the nine contests.

Watch for the week’s picks on the football contest page every Tuesday. This week, the picks are on Pages 6 and 7.

Entries should be mailed or brought to the Football Contest Editor at the Wakefield Daily Item on 26 Albion St. before 3 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 23 which is the deadline for Week 1 entries. The decision of the Daily Item judges will be final.

All winners must be 14 years of age or older and must agree to have their photo appear in the Wakefield Daily Item in order to receive the prize.

The list of rules eligibility and how to play are on Page 7 along with this week’s games on Pages 6 and 7.