The deadline for the Deseret News' annual Christmas writing contest, "Christmas I Remember Best,"is Nov. 30.

Short, original stories about Christmases past will be accepted. Several of these stories will be selected for publication the week before Christmas. The published authors will receive $50 from the Deseret News.Entries should be legible and ideally produced on a word processor with a laser printer and be from 800 to 1,000 words in length. The author's name, address and phone number must be included and entries are limited to one per author.

Unless a self-addressed envelope large enough to accommodate the story is included, entries cannot be returned.

Address entries to "Christmas Best," Deseret News, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84110. Entries may also be delivered in person at the offices of the Deseret News, 135 Regent St. For more information, call (801) 237-2135.