Here’s what you need to know
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. February 25
Who can enter: Kids from 6 to 13 who live in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.
How to enter: An adult (parent, guardian or teacher) must send us your entry. On each entry, the adult must include your name, age and home town as well as the name and phone number of the adult submitting the entry. A note from the adult giving permission for you to enter the contest is also required.
Where to send your essay: Entries can be sent to KidsPost Sports Essay Contest, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. They can also be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. (Put “Sports Essay Contest” in the subject
field.) Void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Many may enter, few will win. Complete rules for the contest are available at www.washingtonpost.com/postfun.
Wizards teammates mob Jordan Crawford, middle, after he hit a game-winning shot against Portland last month.