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Once again, the Deseret Morning News and its "Cover A Game Contest" are affording a Jazz fan the chance to sit at press row, write a game story and see it published in the newspaper.

The grand prize is attending the Jan. 22 Utah-Memphis game as the guest of the Deseret Morning News' Jazz beat writer, Tim Buckley, with dinner in the press room, an interview with KFAN radio personalities, a photo taken with a Jazz player, and covering the game from "press row," with the story you write appearing in the next day's newspaper. Also, the grand-prize winner is given VIP tickets for two guests.

Entries in the annual Cover a Game Contest are now being accepted for adults 18 and older. A similar contest will be held with a March deadline for seventh- through 11-graders.

To enter submit a sample sports story about any basketball game — including the Jazz, college or high school. Your story may be from a game you watch on TV or in person. Please write your story as though you were covering the game for the newspaper as its sports reporter.

Entries will be judged on detail, writing style, humor, conciseness and clarity. Entries must be no longer than 600 words and received by 5 p.m. Jan. 17. Please include name, address, e-mail, daytime and evening telephone numbers.

Winners' names published in the Deseret Morning News on Jan. 20.

Mail entries to Cover A Jazz Game Contest, Deseret Morning News, 30 East 100 South Suite 400, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110. Of you can fax entries to 801-237-2528, or email them to johnson@desnews.com.

For more information, call 236-6000.

One second-prize winner receives a Club Suite Night package for eight to a regular-season game, while 10 third-prize winners will receive Utah Jazz ball caps.