PCI to hold best newspaper clippings contest

Published 3:33 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

The Poarch Creek Indians’ Office of Archives and Records Management announced recently its first Best Newspaper Clippings Contest.

Officials said they are building our collection of newspaper clippings on any Creek-related subject such as marriage and birth announcements, Pow Wows, Tribal leaders or noteworthy articles.

The clipping can be old or new, black and white or color, paper or digital, officials said.

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The winner will receive a professionally matted and framed image of their newspaper clipping that could capture a lifetime of memories. It could become a keepsake to pass down in your family for generations. The winning clipping will be published in the Creek Corner. All clippings submitted will become part of the permanent collection of newspaper clippings.

Submissions: We are now open so you can bring your clippings to our Office at 100 Brookwood Drive, Atmore, but call first for an appointment at 251-446-4965. Alternatively, you could take a picture of the clipping on your cell phone and e-mail it to Mr. Chad Parker who is overseeing our contest series at cparker@pci-nsn.gov as an attachment. You could also text it to (251) 253-9181. If you prefer, you could mail a paper copy in the U.S. mail to our below address. Please do not mail originals which could become lost in the mail.

Deadline for submissions is April 22, 2022 at 5 p.m.

All Tribal Member and Tribal employee households are eligible. Submit clippings with the name and date of the newspaper in which it appeared (if known). Tell us about the significance of the clipping and why you saved it. Include your name (person submitting clipping), mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number so we can contact you. Enter as many clippings as you want. Participants under 18 should obtain their parents’ permission. For questions, call Mr. Chad Parker at 251-446-4965. We look forward to receiving your newspaper clippings.