For such contests the hippodrome was set apart.
In the political interests which these contests involved he took no part; his favourite disciple, the princess Elizabeth, was the daughter of the banished king, against whom he had served in Bohemia; and Queen Christina, his second royal follower, was the daughter of Gustavus Adolphus.
During the rutting-season male camels become exceedingly savage and dangerous, uttering a loud bubbling roar and engaging in fierce contests with their fellows.
A race was formed strong enough to keep the empire itself in check, strong enough, except for its own internecine contests, to have formed a nation equal to its happier neighbors.
Archery contests also take place at intervals under the auspices of the Royal Company of Archers.
These poems were recited at rhapsodic contests together with those of Homer and Hesiod, and Orphic hymns were used in the Eleusinian mysteries.'
Thus they took no part either in the Persian or in the Peloponnesian War, or in any of the subsequent civil contests in which so many of the cities and islands of Greece were engaged.
Lastly, one of his pieces (Le Baron des Fondrieres) contests the honour of being the first which was hissed off the stage.
In the contests which followed there can be no doubt that the Palmyrene princes cherished the idea of an independent empire of their own, though they never threw over their allegiance to the Roman suzerain until the closing act of the drama.
For Tartaglia's discovery of the solution of cubic equations, and his contests with Antonio Marie Floridas, see Algebra (History).
The Theseum or temple of Theseus, which lay to the east of the Agora near the Acropolis, was built by Cimon: here he deposited the bones of the national hero which he brought from Scyros about 470 B.C. The only building in the city which can with certainty be assigned to the administration of Pericles is the Odeum, beneath the southern declivity of the Acropolis, a structure mainly of wood, said to have been built in imitation of the tent of Xerxes: it was used for musical contests and the though not established, may be regarded as practically certain, notwithstanding the difficulty presented by the subjects of the sculptures, which bear no relation to Hephaestus.
At the opening of the Thirty-Fourth Congress the anti-Nebraska men gradually united in supporting Banks for speaker, and after one of the bitterest and most protracted speakership contests in the history of congress, lasting from the 3rd of December 1855 to the 2nd of February 1856, he was chosen on the 133rd ballot.
For the contests of the Reatines with the people of Interamna see Terni.
In the second volume of La Vie litteraire Anatole France contests the theory of Sainte-Beuve.
The latest and probably the most important of these rude and inchoate forms was that of dramatic saturae (medleys), put together without any regular plot and consisting apparently of contests of wit and satiric invective, and perhaps of comments on current events, accompanied with music (Livy vii.
The practice was long afterwards adopted of designating the Olympiad, or period of four years, by the name of the victor in the contests of the stadium, and of inscribing his name in the gymnasium of Olympia.
From the inscriptions found at Tello, it appears that Lagash was a city of great importance in the Sumerian period, some time probably in the 4th millennium B.C. It was at that time ruled by independent kings, Ur-Nina and his successors, who were engaged in contests with the Elamites on the east and the kings of Kengi and Kish on the north.
Even Gunkel is obliged to abandon his favourite theory here, though he contests strongly the recognition of any allusion to Nero.
As the Federal Constitution contained no provision for settling a dispute of this kind the two houses of Congress agreed to the appointment of an extra-constitutional body, the "Electoral Commission" (q.v.) which decided all the contests in favour of the Republican candidates.
He warmly supported the Catholic missionary bishop of Holland, Rovenius, in his contests with the Jesuits, who were trying to evangelize that country without regard to the bishop's wishes.
The campaign that followed was one of the bitterest political contests in American history.
For some years after the war political contests in New York state as in the rest of the country were not on party lines.
Between 1855 and 1859, after many sharp contests, the Indians were partially subdued.
In most of the territorial or state elections the Democrats, or the Democrats and Populists united, have been triumphant, a Republican governor having been elected only in 1892; but the contests have often been ardent and bitter.
In various contests, in which he was almost uniformly victorious, he showed himself to be independent of "boss" control.
affairs and social customs, and which could not comprehend that men absorbed in deeper spiritual contests had no leisure for the niceties of Levitical legislation.
Since it regards the training and instruction of childhood as inseparable, and holds that the former is essentially the work of the Church, it contests the right of the state to compel parents to send their children to the state schools and only to the state schools.
He held his seat successfully at the contests in 1892, 1895 and 1900, his reputation as a champion of Welsh nationalism, Welsh nonconformity and extreme Radicalism becoming thoroughly established both in parliament and in the country.
Taylor, Republican, was inaugurated governor on the 12th of December, but the legislative committee on contests decided in favour of the Democrats.
The Tacoma High School has an excellent stadium for athletic contests, seating 25,000.
There are a large gymnasium and a stadium of re-enforced concrete for athletic contests, capable of seating 20,000 people and one of the largest athletic fields in the world.
The borough was incorporated by Henry III., when the castle was enlarged, and was the scene of frequent contests between that king and Llewelyn the Great.
Being unable to find suitors for the other daughters, Danaus offered them in marriage to the youths of the district who proved themselves victorious in racing contests (Pindar, Pythia, ix.
The Gymnasticus contains interesting matter concerning the Olympic games and athletic contests generally.
Long before the overthrow of Pisa the list of contests had been so enlarged as to invest the celebration with a Panhellenic character.
Meanwhile the list of contests on the old racecourse, the stadium, had been enlarged.
In the Macedonian and Roman ages the temples and contests of Olympia still interpreted the ideal at which free Greece had aimed.
The Zanes were bronze images of Zeus, the cost of making which was defrayed by the fines exacted from competitors who had infringed the rules of the contests at Olympia.
There were in addition several minor contests: the Pyrrhic, or war dance, celebrating the victory of Athena over the giants; the Euandria, whereby a certain number of men, distinguished for height, strength and beauty, were chosen as leaders of the procession; the Lampadedromia, or torch-race; the Naumachia (Regatta), which took place on the last day of the festival.
No charter of incorporation is extant, but in 1563 contests were carried on under the name of the bailiffs, burgesses and commonalty, and a list of borough accounts exists for 1696.
Life was filled with the universal Hellenic interests, which centred in the gymnasium and the religious festivals, these last including, of course, not only athletic contests but performances of the classical dramas or later imitations of them.
The hostility of Poland and the break up of Russia involved him in two overseas contests for the possession of Livonia and Ingria, while his pretensions to Lapland brought upon him a war with Denmark in the last year of his reign.
He acquired his surname of Soter, or Saviour, from the Babylonians, whom he delivered from the tyranny of the Median satrap, Timarchus, and is famous in Jewish history for his contests with the Maccabees.
In the contests between the rival powers and courts of the period, the prophecy of Antichrist played a political part.
His prolonged fight for the repeal of the so-called "Gag Laws" is one of the most dramatic contests in the history of congress.
After his death, the contests between his followers and their opponents grew so hitter that the dispute was referred to the papal see.
The struggle fused with the personal contests of two men, rivals for the United States Senate, William McKendree Gwin (1805-1885, United States senator, 1850-1861), the leader of the pro-slavery party, and David Colbreth Broderick (1819-18J9), formerly a leader of Tammany in New York, and after 1857 a member from California of the United States Senate, the champion of free labour, who declared in 1860 for the policy of the Republican party.
Aesculapius (§ 13) - much in the same way as Hercules has contests with serpents and dragons, becomes the patron of medicinal springs, and by marrying the serpent Echidna was the ancestor of the snakeworshipping Scythians.
And as it always happens in contests of cunning that a stupid person gets the better of cleverer ones, Helene--having realized that the main object of all these words and all this trouble was, after converting her to Catholicism, to obtain money from her for Jesuit institutions (as to which she received indications)-before parting with her money insisted that the various operations necessary to free her from her husband should be performed.
This fun restaurant offers contests, games and coloring puzzles for the little ones and full-service catering, including pig roasts.
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During the contests for the sovereignty between the usurper and the legal heir, the leader of the royal party, Hansraj, the governor of Mandvi, sought the aid of the British.
From very early times story-tellers and singers found their subjects in the doughty deeds of the tribe on its forays, and sometimes in contests with foreign powers and in the impression produced by the wealth and might of the sovereigns of Persia and Constantinople: The appearance of the Prophet with the great changes that ensued, the conquests that made the Arabs lords of half the civilized world, supplied a vast store of new matter for relations which men were never weary of hearing and recounting.
There were several violent contests between rivals anxious to secure so splendid a position as the electorate, and the pretensions of the archbishops occasionally moved the citizens of Mainz to revolt.
From the same cause arose the violent intestine contests which ended in the establishment of a rude and turbulent democracy.
After the retreat of the Gauls Byzantium rendered considerable services to Rome in the contests with Philip II., Antiochus and Mithradates.
He had no loyalties to any of the Gods, a fact that rendered him useful to all three of them when they were in pissing contests.
Amid all these contests the wise and statesmanlike moderation of the grand-duke Frederick won him universal esteem.
While hardly mentioned in connexion with the Punic or Civil Wars, Reate is described by Strabo as exhausted by these long contests.
Ten thousand gladiators are said to have perished in the arena, and eleven thousand beasts were killed in the contests.
In the musical contests, a golden crown was given as first prize; in the sports, a garland of leaves from the sacred olive trees of Athena, and vases filled with oil from the same.
The old males, however, live alone except in the rutting season, which occurs in October, when they join the herds, driving off the younger bucks, and engaging in fierce contests with each other, that often end fatally for one at least of the combatants.
During the contests for power which ensued about the middle of the 18th century between the native chiefs, the French and the English took opposite sides.
He was successful in freeing his kingdom for a time from the ravages of the Northmen, but was not equally fortunate in his contests with~the Moravians.
In these contests the German king met with indifferent success, but the struggle with Saxony was not very serious, and when dying in December 919 Conrad recommended the Franconian nobles to offer the crown to Henry, the only man who could cope with the anarchy by which he had himself been baffled.
From these contests of rival nobles, in which the names of Spinola and Doria stand forth with greatest prominence, Genoa was soon drawn into the great vortex of the Guelph and Ghibelline factions; but its recognition of foreign authority - successively German, Neapolitan and Milanese - gave way to a state of greater independence in 1339, when the government assumed a more permanent form with the appointment of the first doge, an office held at Genoa for life, in the person of Simone Boccanera.
Later, when driven into the interior and eventually out of Dutch territory, they cost the first raja of Sarawak some severe contests before they were at last reduced to obedience.
The earliest trace of such contests is to be found in the story of Thamyris, the Thracian singer, who boasted that he could conquer even the Muses in song (Il.
Yet in several respects the conditions under which the singer finds himself in the house of a chieftain like Odysseus or Alcinous are more in harmony with the character of Homeric poetry than those of the later rhapsodic contests.
In all the ecclesiastical contests of the twenty years which followed 1845, Keble took a part, not loud or obtrusive, but firm and resolute, in maintaining those High Anglican principles with which his life had been identified.
The enthusiastic course of the Methodist movement under Howell Harris, Daniel Rowland and William Williams; the establishment of Welsh Sunday Schools; the founding of the Bible Society under Thomas Charles of Bala; and the revival early in the 19th century of the Eisteddfodau (the ancient bardic contests of music, poetry and learning), have all contributed to extend the use of the Welsh language and to strengthen its hold as a popular medium of education throughout the Principality.
Between bishop, pope and king the next vacant prebend in every great church was generally promised two or three deep before it was vacant, and the episcopal and chapter registers are full of the contests which ensued.
Contests with the Flemings in West Zeeland and with the West Frisians, stirred up to revolt by his brother William, ended in his favour.
The introduction to a dialogue called Virgilius orator an pceta is extant, in which the author (whose name is given as Publius Annius Florus) states that he was born in Africa, and at an early age took part in the literary contests on the Capitol instituted by Domitian.
His earlier years were troubled continually by the intrigues of his natural half-brother Zbigniew, who till he was imprisoned and blinded involved Boleslaus in frequent contests with Bohemia and the emperor Henry V.
In many places gymnastic contests form a feature of his festivals, and he himself is proficient in athletic exercises (E'aywvtos).
Bas-reliefs and painted vases reproduce the contests of Apollo with Tityus, Marsyas, and Heracles, the slaughter of the daughters of Niobe, and other incidents in his life.
The political complexion of the state has generally been Republican, although the contests between the two leading parties have often been very close.
The Aenach held annually at Tailltenn, also in Meath, was a general assembly of the people without restriction of rank, clan or country, and became the most celebrated for athletic sports, games and contests.
From 1751 to 1755 the island and its pagodas were the object of frequent contests between the French and the English.
Her chief festival, Ephesia or Artemisia, was held in the spring, at which games and various contests took place after the Greek fashion, although the ritual continued to be of a modified oriental, orgiastic type.
The first and most memorable of these contests was the quarrel between Jacobin and Girondin.
Haut-eau (Les St Victor (1st ed., Paris, 1859; 2nd ed., Paris, 1886) contests the authenticity of several, which he ascribes with some show of probability to Hugh of Fouilloi, Robert Paululus or others.
He was an ardent supporter of the candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt for the Republican presidential nomination in 1912, and was in charge of the contests for seating the Roosevelt delegates in the national convention.
At first the person who instituted the games and defrayed the expenses was the Agonothetes; but in the great public games, such as the Olympic and Pythian, these presidents were the representatives of different states, or were chosen from the people in whose country the games were celebrated; thus at the Panathenaic festival at Athens ten athlothetae were elected for four years to superintend the various contests.
The Delian amphictyony probably reached the height of its splendour early in the 7th century B.C. The Hymn to the Delian Apollo, composed about that time, celebrates the gathering of the Ionians with their wives and children at the shrine of their god on the island of Delos, to worship him with music, dancing and gymnastic contests (vv.
The two great earldoms whose contests form a large part of the history of the south of Ireland were created by Edward III.
The old warlike spirit found an outlet .chiefly in the vigorous but peaceful contests held in the gymnasium, the ball-place, and the arena before the temple of Artemis Orthia: sometimes too it found a vent in actual campaigning, as when Spartans were enrolled for service against the Parthians by the emperors Lucius Verus, Septimius Severus and Caracalla.
Here musical and gymnastic contests took place as well as the famous flogging-ordeal (diamastigosis).
Mercury was sire of Gohanna (1790), who was foaled in the same year as Waxy, and the two, who were both grandsons of Eclipse and both out of Herod mares, had several contests, Waxy generally getting the better of his cousin.
Like the defeat of the Titans by Zeus, the contests with the Centaurs typified the struggle between civilization and barbarism.
At Dover he came under Quaker influence, and signified his readiness at last to be done with "carnal sword fightings and fleshly bustlings and contests"; and in 1655, on giving security for his good behaviour, he was set free.
The chief events of Blount's administration were the contests with the Indians, the purchase of their lands, and the struggle against Spanish influence.
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Amateur contests can be over four two-minute or three three-minute rounds while professional championship boxing is over twelve three-minute rounds.
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The last several years have been very eventful with winning three area contests in four years.
Designed for theatrical performances, later alterations allowed gladiatorial contests to be held here.
These include horse races, the killing of bears, athletic contests, special dances and theatrical performances.
He later developed a taste for secular music and entered numerous talent contests, eventually landing a record deal with Fantasy in 1968.
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It was her success in beauty contests that made her give up her childhood dreams of becoming a writer.
extemporaneous speeches during contests.
forerunners of a series of contests, thoughtfully provided to relieve the monotony of our sojourn.
mannequin parades, beauty contests and theme pubs.
Other contests were all very close with only a point or two in them which is a testament to the good matchmaking.
Eric Goldsworthy has an useful miscellany of contests lists, poetry library reviews, competitions advice and much more.
As they began to run with great success in electoral contests, republican muralists had a reason to continue painting.
Ernaux contests the idea that middle- class culture is the legitimate culture, that middle-class savoir-vivre is the only one of any value.
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talent contests, eventually landing a record deal with Fantasy in 1968.
viehey are also contests between political parties vying for supremacy in the House of Commons.
green is confined almost wholly to certain of the northern and midland counties of England, where it is popular for singlehanded, gate-money contests.
In these domestic contests the three cities that generally took the lead, and claimed to exercise a kind of hegemony or supremacy over the whole island, were Cnossus, Gortyna and Cydonia.
He was elected foreign secretary to the Royal Society in 1779, but his resignation in 1783 was brought about by the president Sir Joseph Banks, whose behaviour to the mathematical section of the society was somewhat high-handed (see Kippis's Observations on the late Contests in the Royal Society, London, 1784).
The district was the scene of contests between Moab and the Hebrews (cf.
Kadesh, however, was not captured, and after further contests, in his twenty-first year Rameses and the Hittite king Khattusil (Kheta-sar) made peace, with a defensive alliance against foreign aggression and internal revolt (see HITTITES).
Again we do not hear of poetical contests (except in the story of Thamyris already mentioned) or of recitation of epic poetry at festivals.
Not a few other technical terms of Greek philosophic asceticism, used in the first instance by Cynics and Neo-pythagoreans, and then continued among the Greek Jews and Christians, were metaphors taken from athletic contests - but only metaphors, for all asceticism, worthy of the name, has a moral purport, and is based on the eternal contrast of the proposition, "This is right," with the proposition, "That is pleasant."
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They are also contests between political parties vying for supremacy in the House of Commons.
Since then, Gerber has become famous for its regularly held baby contests.
While the supreme baby contest is the Gerber contest that selects the grand prize winner once a year, there are many other contests that are held as well.
Seasonal and promotional contests may be held throughout the year, as well with prizes like U.S. savings bonds, college scholarships, and more.
Finally, just because your baby doesn't win the grand prize doesn't mean she won't win one of the many other Gerber contests throughout the year.
Divorce-Forms: In addition to a large selection of free divorce forms, this site offers low-cost forms for use when one spouse contests the divorce.
There are numerous contests across the globe to see who is the best at some of the hardest games.
LoveToKnow Video Games offers tips and contests.
Training the dog is usually the next step, which eventually gives way to entering your dog in contests (depending on the game) where you compete with other dogs.
Are you interested in entering free online photography contests?
Photoworkshop.com lists photography contests as they pop up.
Now that you've seen how many contests you can enter, here are some tips to help you blow away the competition.
There are thousands of free amateur photo contests offered around the world.
You'll be able to participate in fun contests and challenges that stretch your creative muscles.
Ask permission if you plan to post images of your finished work on your personal portfolio Web site or enter any scrapbooking contests with the layouts.
Raffles and Contests: Scrapbooking and stamping contests may be held in addition to door prize or ticket-purchase raffle drawings.
Find out about any contests or challenges well in advance.
Since many conventions offer contests for cards and scrapbook pages, be sure to find out about the contests well enough in advance that you can create your entry if you are interested in doing so.
Within each category, the gallery is split into sub groups, such as theme, favorite, stars, swaps, and contests.
Members of Scrapbook.com have formed an active community and they regularly compete in contests for prizes.
If you intend to enter your work into scrapbooking contests, review the rules first.
Most contests require the layouts to be 100% original designs, so even a small amount of scraplifting is not allowed.
The shows may also feature contests, brainteasers, and helpful homework tips.
Some schools choose to hold karaoke contests, while others look for other unique ideas.
Your Prom magazine considers itself the "number one" prom magazine, and here you'll find everything from fashion, to beauty and hair, to a feature the site calls Win (a section dedicated to contests and "free stuff").
Teen Ink is a magazine written completely by and for teens, and not only do they offer articles, contests, polls, fiction and more, they welcome and encourage submissions from teens.
These contests can sometimes get expensive in the more competitive shows, so pick an amateur show or contest to practice your modeling skills.
Another option is one of the many modeling contests that run online.
Many other clothing stores and magazines run modeling contests throughout the year.
Especially for teens, there are numerous contests meant to highlight a teen's modeling ability and intelligence.
Several scholarships - scholarship contests, in particular - are available to both high school freshmen and high school sophomores who would like to get a head start on paying for college.
Create challenges, such as scavenger hunts, relay races, skills tests, and food-eating contests.
Teens who are good at writing can often enter work into contests in which the prizes are usually scholarships.
Create contests or a gameshow for students to raise money.
His father provided unwavering support, driving him to numerous skate contests in California, building skate ramps and even founding the California Amateur Skateboard League and the National Skateboard Association.
His fame and financial security allowed him to travel around the world, providing demonstrations and competing in contests.
Over the years, Hawk has competed in a variety of skating contests, earning top placements.
In 1999, at the ripe old age of 31, Hawk stopped competing in contests.
In 2002, Donald Trump, in partnership with NBC television, took control of the Miss Universe Organization, which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA contests.
Fancy dress contest - Sometimes fancy dress contests are held during school parties, carnivals or other events.
Some scholarships are based not on applications and essays, but on contests or specialized quizzes, while others may demand portfolios or post-award participation in conferences or workshops.
A student who organized a knitting club, won regional or national knitting contests, or knit 500 hats for children with cancer would certainly stand out, however.
The site posts hilarious videos, articles, contests, and interactive features.
Past contests have included the FBI Common Knowledge Challenge, the Philadelphia Eagles Common Knowledge Scholarship, and the Financial Literacy Scholarship.
Poolside games are a hilarious diversion for sunbathers, and trivia contests abound.
Many onboard contests are fun for the whole family, such as team games or competitions, and early evening entertainment is suitable for the entire family.
Informal spa and beauty seminars are often available, as well as enrichment lectures themed to the ship's itinerary, but passengers will find very few games, contests, or other irreverent activities.
Poolside contests such as a hairy chest, sexy leg, or belly flop competitions and team-oriented games including relays or Survivor-type challenges.
Teen-only activities including mocktail parties, dances, and contests.
Organized activities revolving around teens' interests, including computer classes, dance lessons, sports competitions, and trivia contests.
Grandparents will enjoy the trivia contests, library, therapy spa treatments, and classic dance music.
Unlike most cruise reservations, it is only possible to get on board the Bud Light cruise through invitations or contests.
An online contest was run to choose many passengers, and many more have opportunities to win their chance to set sail through local contests.
Radio stations, bars, clubs, and restaurants are all establishing their own contests and sweepstakes to choose more passengers to invite, and some are also giving away free passage on the cruise.
Activities: Instead of crazy contests, the cruise activities on river cruises are generally less active and more cultural.
The concert sailings also feature fun games, such as Elvis look-alike contests, dance competitions, trivia games and karaoke challenges.
Both hold various promotions throughout the year, including contests to win Bud Light Party Cruise tickets.
Parents can drop off their children at Club Discovery, and then relax and enjoy the ship's adult amenities, while the kids get their faces painted, participate in scavenger hunts, eating contests and other games.
Zippy was the Florida champion for ugliest dog contests and the mother of PeeWee AKA son of SAM.
Join the Wellness Pet Club for contests, exclusive savings, unique articles by veterinarians and trainers, and a monthly treat giveaway.
Additionally, some christian jewelry stores offer contests with free purity ring giveways.
Viewers of her Oxygen reality show Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood can also win Spelling jewelry by entering contests, which are offered periodically on the Oxygen website.
You can find out about contests, new products, and enjoy some art.
The website also hosts a variety of contests and lists special events by state.
If you're interested in learning more about how to become a plus size model, plus size modeling contests are one avenue for young women of size to get discovered in the modeling industry.
Some fire departments hold coloring, poster making and other types of safety contests and give Fire Safety Week t shirts to the winners.
Some fire departments or organizations may choose to include a fire safety t shirt in a gift bag given to young attendees or to those that win games and contests.
Customers that sign up for our newsletter are notified about private monthly sales and contests, as well as information on new arrivals and customer favorites.
Free Disney World Tickets are sometimes given away in radio contests.
Children's costumes are permitted and costume contests are held each weekend.
Local Contests: Radio and TV stations, schools, and businesses may organize contests that include free park tickets as prizes.
Finally, look out for special contests and offers.
You can participate in contests to improve agility and speed, as well as gain money.
We're not just talking about online contests for a little extra spending money either.
The children can also enter them in dog shows and agility contests.
You can purchase clothes and accessories for your Pogo Mini, which is like a little virtual representation of yourself, as well as use your token to enter contests with real cash prizes.
Prior to each show, there are displays with information and interactive exhibits on video games, video game character costume contests and meet and greets with video game music personalities.
The special events and offers vary each month and include wine tasting events, contests, wine racks or other accessories.
Past sponsors such as Soft Scrub have upped the popularity of the tour by adding contests such as the Dance Challenge.
During the early to mid twentieth century, when Arthur Murray dance studios and others were spreading over the nation, these contests were well-attended and established.
Starmakers hosts a wide variety of camps and workshops, as well as occasional contests.
Dance talent contests are becoming more and more popular as competitive dancing fills movie screens and televisions all over the world.
Throughout history there have been various dance talent contests, whether in conjunction with other competitions (such as cheerleading) or sponsored by dance studios like Tremayne.
It is impossible to say whether the children felt that way, but the wave of popularity of talent contests is beginning to have a bit of backlash.
Regardless of skill level, the contemporary dance world has numerous dance contests that can bring together the fun of competition with the sheer joy of moving.
As long as the competitors remember that dance should be, at its root, a fun experience for dancer and audience alike, dance contests have a lot to offer the performing arts community.
Judges at dance contests see hundreds or even thousands of dancers during each day of the competition.
The contests are gaining in popularity because of the wonderful prizes offered to contestant winners.
This may be the first time you're hearing of pregnant bikini contests.
Typically, pregnant bikini contests are put on as promotions by radio stations or restaurants as a Mother's Day celebration or any other time to draw crowds.
Occasionally, baby-related businesses put on these pregnant bikini contests to draw customers to their store.
Some pregnant women host contests themselves to celebrate their new baby and get their other pregnant friends together for some fun and games.
To find a contest in your area, contact local radio stations and ask if they know of any bikini contests being planned for local expecting women.
There are several different areas that pregnant women in bikinis are typically judged on for these contests.
A thousand dollars can buy a lot of baby supplies, so it's easy to see why women enter these contests.
Most contests have a dress-up portion of the contest, where contestants come up with a theme.
Use online forums and social networking sites like Facebook to get information on the better contests and resources, as well as good photographers.
If you're more into watching contests than participating, find out where the nearest one to you will be happening or watch them online.
You can enjoy the contests in person or online.
In addition to those things, you may find out more about where to enter the contests, where annual events are held and more.
Now that you have tips about winning and where to find contests, what are you waiting for?
The popularity of bikini contests and the advertising attention they draw ensure that a wide variety of businesses will sponsor contests on a regular basis.
When you think about bikini contests, you probably imagine sun, surf and hundreds of college students gathered on a beach in Fort Lauderdale or Daytona during Spring Break.
If this is your idea of the typical bikini contest, you're not alone in your thinking, but beaches aren't the only venue for bikini contests.
Yes, bikini contests and their close counterparts, wet T-shirt contests, are a staple at many pubs around the world.
Some of these contests even offer cash prizes or other awards.
Just prior to swimsuit season, many retail shops will get together and put on bikini contests in order to spark swimwear sales in the coming months.
Some contests are major events that draw the same type of sponsorship and notoriety as the Miss America or Miss USA pageants.
A win or high placement at one of these contests can jump start a modeling career, a designer line and more.
If you care to join as a member, you're welcome to enter one of the site's monthly bikini contests.
In addition to bikini contests, the site also features swimsuit give-aways.
Entering modeling contests as a pre-teen, Sarahyba experienced such success that she quickly signed international deals with several clothing manufacturers.
YouTube has a wide variety of different contests posted.
There's a reason why Miss Universe shows so much leg during the swimsuit competition section of beauty contests; it works!
There are several bikini contests of this sort out there.
There are homemade bikini contests all over the country; sometimes at surprising times of year!
With such a strong focus on females and - there's no denying it - great bodies, too, it stands to reason that the company holds annual bikini contests.
The bikini contests are not limited to one location in particular, but instead usually take place at various Hooters locations in different parts of the country.
Indeed, the bikini contests provide a great opportunity for Hooters franchises to stand up for important causes, show the community a good time, raise money and allow local women the chance to shine up on stage.
Many regional bikini contests pit Hooters Girls from local restaurants against each other, all on the same stage, and all, of course, in the name of charity.
Hooters restaurants hold bikini contests implicitly for charity, but the majority of locations do choose to donate the proceeds from their contests to good causes.
Suits You Swimwear has a collection of bikinis that are ideal for strutting around and entering beach beauty contests, but they don't look like they should be taken anywhere near water.
Perfect 10 bikini contests aren't just about stripping down and shaking your booty: you've got to woo the audience to vote you the winner and show off your best angles for the crowd.
Sometimes there's an entry fee, other contests simply require that you register ahead of time so space is reserved for you.
Many contests offer age divisions so everyone has a chance to participate.
Suits You Swimwear not only offers sexy bikinis, but bikinis for swim competitions as well, like bikini contests.
There are contests every year in which the team looks to recruit new members.
They recommend that you hold six weeks' worth of contests, choosing three winners each week, and then send your finalists to the TBT State Finals.
By offering the possibility of an eventual spot on the Texas Bikini Team, the stakes are higher than most other bikini contests.
After winning one of Venus' modeling contests, she went on to host E!'s Wild On! and Rock Star.
Many beach bars have weekly bikini contests.
Club Lavela also has bikini contests weekly.
Party Block Night Clubs have weekly bikini contests every Wednesday night.
Sun & Sin has photos of various bikini contests on its site.
Whether its from spring break or vacationing, they have the contests covered.
Check to see if your favorites nightclub has a website and if they do, you just might see photos from their bikini contests.
There are also weekly bikini giveaway contests.
Many G-strings are also made in sheer fabrics and while not intended for your garden variety family outing, the sheer look is appropriate at certain adult venues, like that of bikini contests.
To be sure, the competition is something fierce at many of these contests, and a sheer style might be just the look you need to wow those discerning judges.
Second, sequins work particularly well in competitions, especially body building and bikini contests, as the sequins tend to catch the light.
These suits are perfect for both homemade bikini contests, as well as professional competitions.
Games could include Polly makeovers, costume contests, scavenger hunts for Polly-like accessories, and more.
Some groups even hold contests that allow members of the community in which they operate to submit design ideas.
Contests: Holding a contest is a great way to raise money while having fun.
Contests can be held before a rugby game to raise both funds and team spirit.
Whoever first came up with the idea of Halloween pun costumes either deserves a medal or a pie in the face, but they are now a staple of every party and sometimes so clever, they win contests for sheer originality.
There are plenty of regular Star Wars conventions, many of which sponsor costume contests.
Full-time, part-time, freelance, and temporary job listings are available, as well as details on internships for college students and awards or contests that you can enter to build up your writing portfolio.
Send in submissions to writing contests at popular writer forums like the Writer Gazette or Writer's Digest.
Few opportunities directly link freelance writing contests and jobs.
Few contests give prizes that even resemble job offers.
Another connection between freelance writing contests and jobs is Scriptapalooza.
Contests are at best, a good step toward getting work, not a substitute for a job search.
That makes it worthwhile to enter contests with entry fees, which outnumber free competitions.
To learn more about both types of contests, check out the regularly updated listings on FreelanceWriting.com.
If you dream of writing the next bestseller, novel writing contests may be a way to help achieve your publication goals.
For example, some contests require that you submit a separate outline with your full book length manuscript.
It is also common for contests to require a cover page with the title of the novel as well as the author's name, address, and phone number.
If you're interested in entering novel writing contests, LoveToKnow Freelance Writing has compiled a short listing of opportunities you may want to consider.
National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, is one of the most unique novel writing contests.
Poetry writing contests are ongoing and plentiful.
To do so, empty all of the contests out of the purse, and use the hose attachment of a vacuum to scoop out all the dust.
Members of the fan club can sign up to receive e-mail newsletters, be the first to know about new SpongeBob merchandise for sale, and be a part of numerous SpongeBob-related contests.
Some fishing organizations such as Crappie International hold fishing rodeos or fishing contests for kids in various areas of the country.
There are also trivia games, arcade games and contests.
Other deals and offers, such as free shipping, magazine offers and contests, may also be available throughout the year.
Check out links to videos, photos, news, blogs, games, contests, picture puzzles, and more.
Try sno-cone eating racesor ice-cube sculpture contests?
Twilight Guide is a fascinating new fan website that offers a fan forum, polls and quizzes, contests and lots of other content that fans of the Twilight series will love.
But can love conquer all the odds of high school popularity contests and the cycle of life?
In addition, shoppers are can score free shipping and enter to win monthly contests for free merchandise.
Although the Olive Garden website does not directly offer printable online coupons, you can sign up for a free e-mail newsletter offering information on the restaurant's contests, promotions, and limited time offers.
Post about freebies you find, contests to enter and coupons you have found.
Sign up at Marlboro.com to receive information about new products, receive coupons by mail and special offers for contests, prizes and sweepstakes.
There's even an iPhone app that will alert you when there are new launches where you can flip through the styles, keep up with the community, and participate in contests.
In many years, contests are open for fans to enter to win free tickets and trips to the Daytime Emmys.
Often, these types of contests require that fans watch the show live in order to answer the questions promptly.
Fan clubs also offer another avenue for ticket purchase and contests to win tickets.
Days Addicts - This site features a blog, message board, contests, photos, and lots more.
Paid subscriptions also entitle you to post on message boards and you will be eligible for quarterly contests unavailable for non-subscription readers.
In addition, the fee provides you with advertisement free daily spoilers sent directly to your email address and allows you to enter quarterly contests unavailable for non-subscription readers.
At most conventions for tattoos, no matter what size, contests will be held and prizes awarded to tattoo artists in several categories.
In addition to not needing to pay for basic necessities (food, hotel, transportation) separately as well as included entertainment (pools, shows, contests), you should consider the non-monetary costs of a typical vacation.
This makes it useful for outside events such as sports competitions or other outdoor contests.
Contests draw attention, but think even further outside of the box.
Create contests or goals that offer a cash incentive.
No matter how many contests and appreciation luncheons you hold, if your workers do not feel comfortable in their work place, your employee retention will be low.
Contests and games can help promote fan involvement, especially if you pick volunteers from the crowd to participate.
Students love seeing their teachers get involved in games and contests during pep rallies, especially when there's a little bit of humiliation involved.
Sew Mama Sew readers enjoy stories, tips and contests along with excellent information on hand quilting by bloggers Kristin and Beth.
There will be rental costs for the location, insurance if necessary, refreshments and prizes for any contests the club runs.
There are contests, shopping assistance and so much more on this well-endowed website.
Other underwear models though, end up in the business because they entered one of the many underwear modeling contests.
Local contests can make you less marketable.
For Sylene's fine lingerie, cookbook contests for breast cancer organizations are the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary and give back to the community.
LTK: Do you see any more compilations or contests in the store's future for a similar cause?
Growing up, she was active in local talent contests and singing competitions.
You can also sign up for e-mail exclusives such as rare footage, contests, and Skillet theme generator at the site of this Christian music phenomenon.
He began to dabble in music, but failed to wow either his teachers or audiences at the talent contests in which he took part.
Keep your eye out for different promotions and contests that can give you free downloads from iTunes.
For instance, a Mexican-inspired soiree would suggest different things (seven-layer dip, Mexican beer, piñatas) than a tailgate-party theme (burgers and chili, football-throwing contests and flag football games).
Contests are a good way to let older kids show off their athletic prowess while maintaining a fun atmosphere.
Limbo and hula-hoop contests are perfect luau party games.
This TV show became a popular sensation with its gross contests and fearless challenges.
Model a party after the show by holding contests and games similar to the ones seen on television.
Eating contests - Serve gross things such as candy insects and worms.
In addition to Fear Factor birthday party games, you can also hold Fear Factor contests.
Since you will be doing physical challenges, such as the games and contests, be sure to tell the children's parents of your plans before the party.
Go all out with the Fear Factor theme and be sure that the birthday cake is as gross as your games or contests.
Some other fun activities for the kids to enjoy are coloring contests, "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" or a scavenger hunt.
Contests are another way to entertain kids in the pool.
Contests can be things such as who can swim the silliest, who can go underwater the longest and who can swim the fastest.
Come up with creative contests and give the winners small prizes such as water guns or beach balls.
Water Contests can be fun and entertaining for those playing and those watching.
Before the day of the party, create a list of challenges that include races, brainteasers, food-eating contests, and more.
The King of the Road challenges are generally humorous in nature, with the families competing in things like pie-eating contests, cook-offs, and talent shows.
Her partner is Tony Dovolani, who runs a dance studio in New York and often judges dancing contests.
The Star Trek franchise has even had fanfic contests and published anthologies of contest winning fanfic.
The magazine even ran contests to draw new talent and entice new writers to submit their work.
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