ticket to history: inaugural essay contest

Here's an essay contest: Winners will be selected on the strength of their writing. The prize is a trip to Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama's inauguration. The prize includes airfare and accommodations but the website does not specify which hotel, so enter at your own risk. Surely not the Hay-Adams, where the Obama family will take up residence this weekend until the Blair House becomes available January 15. To enter, click HERE. The contest closes January 8. Note to parents: Entrants most be 18 or older. I almost started sending this to friends, suggesting they have their school-age children enter. No dice. I wonder if they'll get inaugural doggerel.