Smile Zone Orthodontics, Louisville, Colo, is holding a essay writing contest for school-age children. Entrants are asked to write about "What I did this summer."

Entrants are encouraged to use humor and creativity in their writing. Smile Zone will accept entries at its office until September 15, 2010, at which point the judging will start.

Local school teachers will evaluate the entries on length, creativity, and grammatical use. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.