The Deseret News, Utah Power & Light Co. and the Illuminating Engineering Society are once again sponsoring their annual Christmas Outdoor Lighting Contest for homes in south Davis and Salt Lake counties.

The deadline for entry is noon, Friday, Dec. 7. All entries must be delivered or mailed to the Deseret News, P.O. Box 1257, 30 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.Each entry will be judged against other entries in the same general area. This year there will be no grand prize winner.

According to Jim Turner, Salt Lake Region market specialist for UP&L, "We've done something different this year to encourage new entries. Because so many have decorated their homes for so many years and have such elaborate displays, newcomers to the contest have felt intimidated. That's why we have duplicate and equal prizes for entries in the newcomer and "oldtimer" categories in each geographic area.

First-place winners in each area will receive an indoor electric grill courtesy of UP&L; second place winners, a $25 gift certificate from the ZCMI Center; and third place winners, two sets of outdoor lights donated by General Electric.

A complete list of all entries by geographic area will be included in the Dec. 9 edition of the Deseret News. The contest winners will be announced in the newspaper on Dec. 16.

Information on the contest may be directed to the Deseret News community relations department at 237-2136.