On April 10, Deseret News Jazz beat writer Loren Jorgensen has a seat reserved for you at the Delta Center.

That's the night that a Deseret News guest sports writer will get the chance to cover the Jazz and the L.A. Clippers game and have his or her story published in the next day's newspaper.Entries in the annual Deseret News "Cover A Game Contest" are now being accepted and open to amateur writers. There is no age limitation.

To enter the contest, submit a sample sports story about any basketball game including the Jazz, college or high school game. The story may be written about a game seen in person or viewed on TV.

Entries will be judged on detail, writing style, conciseness and clarity and can be no longer than 700 words in length, which is about two typewritten pages.

The grand prize winner will be the guest of the Deseret News and the Utah Jazz on April 10. He or she will have dinner in the press room, be interviewed on KFAN prior to the game, get their picture taken with a Jazz player and then cover the game from "press row" alongside Jorgensen. Plus, two VIP tickets will be provided for the winner's guests.

One second-place winner will receive a Club Suite Night for eight during the 1998-99 regular Jazz season.

Ten third-place winners will receive Utah Jazz ballcaps and 50 fourth-place winners will receive "The Jazz: Utah's Dream Team" a commemorative book produced by the Deseret News about the 1996-97 season and NBA Finals.

The contest deadline is Friday, March 27, at 5 p.m. Entries should be mailed to: Deseret News, Cover A Jazz Game Contest, 30 E. 100 South, Suite 400, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110. Fax entries to (801) 237-2528.

For information, call (801) 236-6062.