Inauguration tickets available in contest

December 31, 2008 2:24:44 PM PST
The Obama inauguration committee is giving people a chance to win a trip to the inauguration by writing an essay on what the event means to you. The site also seeks donations to the inauguration effort.

In all 10 people will be winners, with each being allowed to bring a guest to the inauguration. The inauguration panel will provide transportation and lodging, a ticket to the swearing-in and admission to an official inaugural ball.

To enter, visit the Inaugural Committee Web site,