the instructions for the contest are right on the PDF (or the notepad in the .puz). one lucky winner drawn randomly from among the correct entries will receive a free entry into the next big crossword tournament, the indie 500 in washington DC on saturday, june 3, 2017.
there will also be copies of this puzzle, along with my weekly rows garden, available on paper in the lobby of the stamford marriott all weekend. if you picked one up and that's how you stumbled here, welcome! if you enjoyed the puzzle and might be interested in subscribing to puzzles like this on a regular basis, that would be even better.
happy ACPT, everybody! have a great weekend, and good luck in the contest!