Have a favorite tree in West Lakeview?  How about a favorite business with a tree in front of it?  Enter the tree museum audio contest by submitting a recorded story to us.  The story could be made up or a true account, but should talk about the tree, its specific location, and mention two real, interesting and positive things about the businesses located around the tree.

Easy to enter, easier to win:
1. Select any tree on Southrport Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, or Belmont Avenue in the West Lakeview neighborhood

2. Record an audio story (30 seconds – 2 minutes) about the tree and the surrounding area.  The story could be made up or a true account, but should talk about the tree, its specific location, and mention two real, interesting and positive things about the businesses located around the tree.

3. Send the story to us by emailing to thisislakeview@gmail.com, with the subject line “tree museum contest”.  File should be no larger than 20MB and be in a .wav or .mp3 audio format.

The best stories collected thus far will be available for listening at the community open house on November 20 and December 03.  The winning story will receive naming rights to the tree and a gift certificate to the great independent toy store Building Blocks ($20 and $25) and our local tea house Julius Meinl ($20).  Second place receives a gift certificate to Building Blocks ($15) and Indira Salon and Spa ($25) All other story finalists will be condensed into a downloadable podcast which will be part of the West Lakeview tourism audio tour.

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