Call for works

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is holding a songwriting contest open to high school and college students, up to 21 years of age. Submissions should be by MP3 or a link to the song or video, and they must be submitted by Dec. 16. Complete rules and entry information are available at www.buffalomusic.org/contest.html.

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The Aquarium of Niagara is seeking submissions for its first ornament contest. Ornaments must be made from recycled or repurposed materials. All ornaments will be on display throughout the holiday season. Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the aquarium at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14301, Attention: Ornament contest. Include a name and phone number with the entry. The deadline for submission is Dec. 19. For more information, call 285-3575, Ext. 206.

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, 1 News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; email gustocal@buffnews.com; or fax 849-3445.