NU Online News Service, Feb. 8, 2005, 4:20 p.m. EST

A nonprofit insurance education group is asking financial professionals for anecdotes.[@@]

The group, the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education, Washington, wants stories about insurance planning efforts for its realLIFEstories Client Service Award.

The winning stories should be about planning efforts that “made an enormous difference for a family or business at a time of great financial need,” the group says.

A panel of judges will choose the 5 winning stories. The winning stories will appear in an advertising section in the Sept. 12 issue of Newsweek, and the 5 award recipients each will receive an all-expenses paid trip for 2 to a Sept. 10 award banquet in Baltimore, LIFE says.

The entry deadline is April 29.

More information about the contest is on the Web at http://www.life-line.org/reallife