Calling All Writers - FLARE Magazine Announces Novice Writing Competition



    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - In celebration of FLARE's 30th Anniversary, the
magazine is pleased to announce a writing competition for novice writers.
Regarded as one of Canada's most recognizable magazines, this unique writing
competition gives fledgling journalists an opportunity to appear in the pages
of FLARE.
    In 600 words or less FLARE wants you to tell them what fashion moment of
the past 30 years has inspired them the most. Seeking writers from coast to
coast the "finalist" will be selected from all the entries received and will
be judged based upon originality, creativity and the importance of the chosen
fashion moment.
    Perhaps it was Karl Lagerfeld and the house of Chanel, or Betsey
Johnson's runway cartwheels. Or did Molly Ringwald's prom dress from Pretty In
Pink give you pause, or possibly Vivienne Westwood's wedding dress for SJP
(that is, Carrie Bradshaw). It may have been the inspiration of Lady Diana or
the new elegance of Michelle Obama. FLARE wants to hear your story.
    Open to all residents of Canada who are over the age of majority in their
province, the competition will not only give the winner enviable coverage in a
special 30th Anniversary edition of Flare, they will also be awarded a
luxurious gift basket (worth over $500) compliments of Pantene, Olay,
Covergirl and Nice N Easy.
    Continuing their commitment to celebrate and promote Canadian talent,
FLARE has assembled a panel of three (3) judges from Rogers Publishing who
will review all submitted entries and a winner will be chosen following the
deadline of May 10, 2009.
    Promoted in both the April and May issues of FLARE, aspiring writers can
also enter and view competition rules at: www.flare.com/write.

    About Flare

    FLARE, is the No.1 selling fashion & beauty magazine in Canada. With more
female readers in its core target of women 25-39 than any other Canadian
fashion magazine, Flare is Canada's best-selling and most popular fashion &
beauty magazine. It features international and Canadian trends, with an
emphasis on merchandise available at Canadian retailers. Flare also features
coverage about beauty, fitness, entertainment, careers, celebrities and a very
popular where-to-buy "Stylesource" guide. Flare.com is one of the most visited
fashion websites in Canada by women 18+ offering timely style information
Canadian women have come to rely on from the experts at Flare. In January 2008
Flare was named one of the most influential magazines in Canadian publishing
history, by Masthead Magazine - the watchdog of Canada's periodical industry.
In 2009 Flare reaches a new milestone - the celebration of its 30th
Anniversary.

    Source: PMB 2009. Spring ABC Dec. 2008 statement. comScore Media Metrix,
all locations Dec.08 to Feb.09. Average-women 18+. Comparison sites:
louloumagazine.com; ellecanada.com; elle.com, fashionmagazine.com.





For further information:

For further information: Tracy Finkelstein, Flare, (416) 764-2471,
tracy.finkelstein@flare.rogers.com

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