The annual Governor's Fishing Classic is scheduled June 3-4 at Coffey County Lake near Burlington and a youth essay contest is being conducted as part of this year's event.
The contest is open to all Kansans ages 16 and under. A certificate, a cash award of $100 and a plaque will be awarded to the top girl and boy.
The Kansas Wildscape Foundation, which manages the Classic, will also provide an expenses-paid trip for the winners and an accompanying adult to the Classic.
"My Wildest Fishing Story" is the assigned subject. The entry deadline is May 3.
Essays must be 500 words or less and should be submitted to the Kansas Wildscape, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 311, Lawrence, 66044. For information, call Kansas Wildscape at 843-9453.