Virginia's London holding essay contest

So you think you're a Virginia fan?

Tell it to Mike London.

London has purchased 100 season tickets in section 117 at Scott Stadium. He's going to give them away as prizes for an essay contest. The winners will be deemed "Mike London's Fanatic Cavalier Club."

"Virginia fans have really embraced the coaches and student-athletes in the program during my first seven months here as head coach," London said in a prepared statement. "The passionate support of our fans will make a difference at Scott Stadium this fall and I want to do my part to help that effort."

To enter the contest, fans must submit an essay that answers: What makes you the most loyal, passionate Virginia football fan and how do you show your Cavalier spirit?

The submission must be 1,000 words or less. (Welcome to my world.) You've also got to submit a photo in your best Virginia gear (tie, anyone?).

The deadline is Aug. 6 at 5 p.m.

A committee, including London, will judge the submissions and determine the winners. The contest winners will be announced on Aug. 13. Each winner will receive up to four season tickets and four 2010 official fan t-shirts by Nike. The number of season tickets awarded will be based upon the number of immediate family members in the winner's household. One grand prize winner will be chosen to receive a trip for two to Los Angeles for the game at USC on Sept. 11. Each winner must make a commitment to attend all seven home games and use each ticket in his or her allotment.

Good luck!