Just days remain for those 18 years and older to enter the Deseret Morning News' "Cover the Jazz" contest. Entries are due by Jan. 11, 2006.

(A separate contest for students in grades 7 through 11 will be held later, with entries due by March 31.)

To enter, submit a sample sports story about any basketball game you attend in person or watch on TV. Write as if you were covering it for the newspaper. Entries will be judged on detail, writing style, humor, conciseness and clarity. Entries must be no longer than 600 words. Previous grand prize winners are not eligible.

The winner will cover the Jazz-Toronto game on Jan. 17. He or she will attend the game as a guest of Deseret Morning News Jazz beat writer Tim Buckley, have dinner in the press room, share insights during an interview with KFNZ radio personalities, have a picture taken with a Jazz player, cover the game from press row and write a story that will appear in the next day's Deseret Morning News. The winner will also receive two VIP tickets for guests.

Runners-up will receive prizes, including Jazz suite tickets and Jazz sports gear.

To enter, send your stories to "Cover A Jazz Game Contest," Deseret Morning News, 30 East 100 South, Suite 400, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110. Or fax them to 801-237-2528 or e-mail them to johnson@desnews.com. Entries must include name, address, e-mail, daytime and evening telephone numbers.

Complete contest details and prizes can be found at www.deseretnews.com.