DIY Promo

These are some examples of last year’s DIY contest entries. If you have a project you’ve completed, enter today for a chance to win a new grill. Entries are due at the Chadron Record office next week.

Whether you’re a handyman or a crafty sort, whether all of your projects are instant successes or abysmal failures, the Chadron Record wants your stories.

The deadline is fast approaching for the Record’s Residential Revivals contest, so it’s time to put pen to paper – fingers to keyboard – and earn a chance to win a brand new barbecue grill.

Back for its second year, Residential Revivals is a do-it-yourself contest for our readers, open to DIY projects of all types and sizes. Last year’s winner, Heather Crofutt, won with her story about transforming her yard with a vivid palette of color. The 2016 entries ranged from smaller landscaping projects to an all-inclusive renovation. One reader built a gazebo, another a table and a third a fire pit using re-purposed tire rims.

So whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a first-timer, share your story with us and our readers for a chance to win a new grill just in time for those summer barbecues.

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The project can be big or small, indoors or outdoors, a perfect result or … maybe a not so perfect one. All that matters is creativity and effort.

The contest is open to anyone and is free to enter. All you have to do is write a story about your project and experience, add a few pictures and drop your entry off at 248 West Second Street or email it to Entries can also be mailed to PO Box 1084, Chadron, Neb., 69337. All entries must be received by June 8.

The stories and photos will be published in the print edition of the Record June 14 and will also appear online at Our readers will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite DIY project, and the reader-selected winner will receive a grill courtesy of the Record. The winner will be announced June 28. Don’t delay, enter today!

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