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Regional contest closes Monday, March 7

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Pamplin Media Group's 2015 Amazing Kids winners at the OMSI gala event last May. It's time to brag about the amazing kids in your life.

The 2016 Pamplin Media Group Amazing Kids contest is taking final submissions until Monday, March 7.

This regional contest picks winners from each coverage area of the Pamplin Media Group newspapers to celebrate the next generation of innovators, hard-workers and others under 18 who reach for the stars.

For the News-Times, applicants must live in Forest Grove, Banks, Cornelius or Gaston. Otherwise, there are no specific requirements and candidates from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with contact information and a description of the kid's awesomeness.

Winners are given recognition in a special section distributed in Pamplin Media Group newspapers in April and invited to a gala event with company owner Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr.

You can see last year’s Amazing Kids section online at http://publications.pmgnews.com/fpubs/amazing-kids-2015/#p=1.

You can see a story on last year’s gala at http://bit.ly/1PlPW0L.

Tell us about your amazing kid by giving us: Nominator's name; nominator's relationship to nominee; nominator's phone number; name of nominee, as well as his/her age, school and city of residence; contact information (phone or email) for child or parents; what makes them amazing in 150 words or less.

The youth must be under 18 years old by the application deadline.