Punctuate properly!

National Punctuation Day, Sept. 24, will be honored with a Punctuation Paragraph Contest.

Write one paragraph, maximum of three sentences, using these 13 punctuation marks: apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, and semicolon. You may use a punctuation mark more than once.

The prize is “a box of punctuation goodies.”

Entries will be accepted at [email protected] through Sept. 30.

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  1. I wasn’t aware that September 24th is National Punctuation Day. As for the contest, I think that it is an excellent test of skills!