Storm begin annual essay contest

The Seattle Storm announced Wednesday the start of the second annual Women in Sports Essay Contest.

In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the contest encourages female students in grades 4-8 from across the state to submit a one-page essay answering the question: Why is it important to celebrate women's athletics?

The final day to submit essays is April 6.

Storm tickets, a Storm jersey and a $100 gift certificate to the team store are among the prizes. Call 206-217-WNBA for more information.

Entry forms are available at