The winner of the contest will receive a shiny plastic Powell's Books gift card with a picture of a little astronaut on it (please see above) with a value of $60. This is how you enter the contest:
1. Write a post on your blog that focuses directly on the issues surrounding domestic and sexual violence (i.e. the lack of awareness, the misunderstanding of these crimes, the fact that most of these crimes go unreported, the shame that society places on survivors).
2. Please include in your post a link to the International Domestic Violence Information site (www.hotpeachpages.net/index.html), a link to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (www.rainn.org) and the telephone number for the National Sexual Assault Hotline (for people in the United States): 1-800-656-HOPE or 1-800-656-4673.
3. Leave a comment here letting me know where I can find your post or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest deadline: February 14, 2008, the winner will be announced the following day. Please spread the word about this contest and thank you for entering. (NOTE: If you do not have a blog but would still like to enter the contest please email me your submission and it will be included.)