This is the 30th anniversary of the Brainerd Dispatch's Stories of Christmas.

Each year we get wonderful stories-some humorous and lighthearted, others are thoughtful, touching remembrances. Tell us your story-fiction or nonfiction.

There will be three categories: kids' category, for ages up to 12; juniors, age 13-17; and adults, 18 and older. Prizes will be awarded.

Stories should be 300 words or less. Email the story to delynn.howard@brainerddispatch.com or mail to DeLynn Howard, Brainerd Dispatch, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN, 56401, or drop it off at the Dispatch. All entries must include a name, address, phone number and age.

Entries without this information will not be considered.

Deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 12.

Winners will be published in the Dec. 23 edition of the Dispatch.