’Tis the season for the Leader-Telegram’s annual Holiday Memories essay contest. Readers are invited to submit essays on the recent past or yesteryear.

Writers may tie their essays to any holiday. Entries must be 500 words or fewer. Teachers who use this as a class assignment MUST include the student's school and grade on entries. Entrants are encouraged to email essays.

Categories are grades one to three, grades four to five, grades six to eight, grades nine to 12 and adults. Student winners in each category earn $25.

The adult winner earns a year’s Leader-Telegram subscription.

Winning and honorable mention entries and other selected stories will be published Dec. 17, 20 and 24.

Eau Claire Press Co. employees, except for newspaper carriers, and their immediate family members are not eligible for prizes.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Include your name, address and phone number. Students, add your grade and school.

Submit stories to Holiday Memories Contest:

• Mail: P.O. Box 4001, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4001

• Drop off: 701 S. Farwell St.

• Email: dan.holtz@ecpc.com 

For information call 715-833-9207.

Contact: 715-833-9207, dan.holtz@ecpc.com