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Kid's Ad Design Contest

Each year the Brainerd Dispatch (Echo-Journal) along with local businesses, visit fourth and fifth grade classrooms to share information about designing newspaper ads and specific information about the business assigned to their class.

The students get busy and create original ads.

The ads are brought back to the businesses who select one ad from the class to run in the special Kid’s Ad Design edition.

The grand prize winners in each grade are selected by newspaper staff by voting for the most effective ad of the class, without seeing the students’ names, schools or teachers.

Congratulations to these students!

Thank you to the following advertisers who sponsored one or more classrooms.

• 66 Marine North • Backus Locker • C&C Boatworks • Carlson Hardware • Crosslake Ace Hardware • Crosslake Communications • Crosslake Sheetmetal • Dairy Queen • First National Bank • Happy Dancing Turtle • Hirshfield’s • Joe’s Pizza • Lakes Area Pharmacy • Lakes Area Powersports, Lonesome Cottage • Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union • MK Auto Body • Paul’s Large Garage, Pequot Lakes Dental • Pequot Super Valu • Pine River State Bank • Rafferty’s Pizza • Reeds Super Market • Schaefer’s Foods • Schrupp Excavating • Station 371 • Super One Foods • Takedown Gym. Prize Sponsor: Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark at Comfort Suites