* Age categories: Level I, 5 to 9; Level II, 10 to 15; Level III, 16 and older. The writer's age on Feb. 19, 1992, will determine their level.
* Story lengths for the three levels are: Level I, 250 to 500 words; Level II, 500 to 1,000 words; Level III, 1,000 to 2,000 words.
* Proper spelling and grammar are important and will be judged. The story must be typed or printed clearly.
* Each story must have a cover sheet listing the entrant's full name, address, phone number, birth date, names of parents or guardians, name, address and phone number of school attended, name of teacher.