WALK Santa Monica is sponsoring an essay contest to find great walking routes in Santa Monica, and the ten best-written descriptions of those walks will earn the authors an opportunity to appear on CityTV.

CityTV is the City of Santa Monica’s government access television channel.

Entries from people of all ages, including children, may apply, but employees and agents of the City of Santa Monica and their immediate relatives are not eligible to participate.

The walk must be at least 75 percent within the Santa Monica city limits, but the entrant does not have to be a Santa Monica resident.

To enter the contest, WALK Santa Monica wants a one-page typed or a two-page handwritten description of a person’s favorite walk in Santa Monica with details on why the walk is a favorite.

Only one entry per person will be accepted. The entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and age should be included at the top of the page.

Judges will not have access to personal information when reading the entries.

Winners will be chosen for the description they provide, not for the walking route itself.

Entries can be mailed to:

n Favorite Walk Contest, Community Programs Division, 1527 Fourth St. Suite 106, Santa Monica 90401.

Entries can also be dropped off at:

n Clover Park, Ocean Park Boulevard and 26th Street, Santa Monica;

n Community Programs Division, at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth St., Santa Monica, first floor;

n Miles Playhouse, at Reed Park, Seventh Street at Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica; and

n Senior Recreation Center, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Entries become the property of the City of Santa Monica. The city is not responsible for entries lost in the mail and cannot confirm receipt of entries once they have been received.

To get started and find inspiration, WALK Santa Monica maps are available that feature six popular walking routes in Santa Monica.

The maps are available at City Hall, the Ken Edwards Center, and all Santa Monica city public libraries, according to the city.

Information, (310) 458-8701, or (310) 458-8696 for the hearing impaired.

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