Saddle up; it's Oscar time. Time to pore over, study, pontificate and perhaps check out a movie or two. This year's Oscar contest is now officially under way.
As in years past, the challenge is to beat Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle's arts and entertainment writer, by picking more winners from the six marquee categories -- best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and director -- than he does.
Folks who pull off that feat (Steven missed only one last year) will have their names printed in the paper, and the winner, drawn at random from those with the most correct winners, will receive an entertainment prize package and an opportunity to pick five movies for Steven to write about in his weekly Reel Releases column.
The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Steven will announce his picks Sunday, Feb. 24. There will be a special Web program with Steven Uhles and Wounded Warrior Care Project's executive director and former WRDW anchorwoman Laurie Ott, discussing the nominees and their picks.
Vote online using the form below. Only one entry per person; multiple entries will be discarded and disqualified.