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At Home Indiana: Reader Contests

At Home Indiana is all about its readers.

  • First, readers write each issue of this magazine by sharing what they most love about "The Hoosier State."
  • Second, readers have multiple chances to win great prizes in many of our fun contests celebrating the best of Indiana.

It's Easy to Enter! There's no obligation to subscribe to the magazine to be eligible for any of these contests. See below how to enter. If you do subscribe to At Home Indiana, you won't miss any chance to win!

Here's what we have planned ... read on.

Li'l Red Cardinal Contest Time to eat those carrots, turn on that powerful reading light or put on your readers (no need for binoculars, however). That's what it may take to find "Li'l Red," our tiny cardinal mascot (and Indiana state bird) that loves to hide in three ads in each issue of At Home Indiana. It's easy and fun to play. Find all three "Li'l Reds" in the most current issue, then send us an email or postcard indicating the pages you've found it hiding. We'll randomly select prizewinners from readers who correctly located all three "Li'l Reds" in each issue. Multiple winners, randomly drawn from all correct answers, receive prizes valued at $100 (or more!). Our generous Indiana-based advertisers provide all prizes.

How to Enter? Send an email to: with "I Found Li'l Red, (month of issue)" in the subject line. Or mail a postcard with "I Found Li'l Red" on pages ___, ___, ___ to: "I Found Li'l Red (month of issue)," At Home Indiana, 306 E Parr Road, Berne IN 46711.

Indiana Passport Contest DOWNLOAD the updated game board for your chance to win $2,250 in prizes!

Weekends, or weekdays for that matter, won't be the same. Our Indiana Passport contest, based on the tic-tac-toe grid, will have you exploring and making new discoveries in different regions each issue. To enter, all you need to do is collect passport "stamps" from participating advertisers or attractions in the designated region, connecting three in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Our generous Indiana advertisers will supply prizes.

How to Enter? Visit participating advertisers or attractions listed in each issue's Indiana Passport. Get three in a row, any direction and you have an eligible entry. Email a color photo of your eligible passport to:, putting "Indiana Passport (and issue)" in the subject line. Or, mail a color copy of your three-in-a-row entry to: "Indiana Passport (and issue)," At Home Indiana, 306 E Parr Road, Berne IN 46711. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, daytime phone number and email address. Winners will be drawn before our next issue is published. One entry per reader, per issue.

Best Hoosier Photo Contest At Home Indiana showcases not only reader stories, but also the best-of-the-best in reader photos. How do we find the best photos from such a big state? We host an annual photo contest and you vote on your category favorites as they appear in issues of At Home Indiana. What are the photo categories?

  • Indiana Scenics: Glorious scenery from all across Indiana.
  • I Heart Indiana: Show us what you love about The Hoosier State -- in a picture, of course.
  • Little Hoosiers: Ain't nothing cuter than the little Hoosiers. Share the special moments with young 'uns.
  • Hoosier Pets: Then again, pets are pretty cute too! Does your pet (or pets) like to pose for the camera? Share your best shots!

How to Enter? We'll announce our Annual Reader Photo Contest in issues of At Home Indiana. Watch for details. Readers can vote for category winners, and eventually for "Photo of the Year."

Guess the Rain Gauge Contest Hoosiers are humble, and for the most part don't talk about themselves much. But when it comes to the rain ... well, let's just say it's one of those perennial conversation starters. So we thought we'd have a little fun with this common topic of discussion, and cause a little more buzz of our own. Each issue, we'll select an Indiana county where we'll monitor rain for the 2 months that coincide with each issue. Send your guess prior to deadlines printed in each issue -- to the hundredth of an inch! The reader who guesses closest to the correct rain amount wins their very own rain gauge to monitor rainfall in their area.

How to Enter? Email your entry to: with "Rain Gauge Guess" in the subject line, or mail a postcard to: "Rain Gauge Guess," At Home Indiana, 306 E Parr Road, Berne IN 46711.

Cleanest Town in Indiana Civic groups, church groups and volunteer organizations -- listen up and band together to host your very own "Cleanest Town In Indiana" Day. Share your stories of how this day came together, what groups participated and mention how much rubbish was collected at your cleanup event. Include photos! Each issue, we'll name one town the "Cleanest Town In Indiana," with a special pair of road signs printed to proudly display your city or town is the "Cleanest Town In Indiana" at two entry points.

How to Enter? Watch future issues for details, and send your stories and photos to: "Cleanest Town," At Home Indiana, 306 E Parr Road, Berne IN 46711. Or email to: and put "Cleanest Town" in the subject line.


Readers write
this magazine! We're also looking for 92 "Hoosier Editors."