Christmas Past: A true and original story about a Christmas past that was especially meaningful to the writer. It must be a concisely written and unpublished personal recollection. Preference will be given to stories that reflect a dimension of renewed faith and strength of spirit.
Christmas in Uniform: Same guidelines as above, but the story must relate directly to active military service.
Christmas Poetry: Poems must be original and 48 lines or less.
All entries must be typed or neatly printed. All stories and poems are subject to editing. Maximum length is 300 words. One entry per person. Entries become the property of Our Sunday Visitor Inc. and cannot be returned. Judges’ decisions are final.
Entry deadline: Nov. 21, 2012.
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