Scary Story Writing Contest Rules 2023
All are invited to tell a tale that will make us jump, our skin crawl, and our bones chill.
Children in every class, from kindergarten to sixth, are encouraged to write a story that will make us shiver. One, two, or three authors are permitted. No more.
The short story, poem or essay must be no less than five sentences and no more than five pages. This does not include drawings.
The writing must be original, by a young human. No parents, no plagiarism, and no AI generated stories. Those who break this rule will suffer a curse. If you are in kindergarten, the parents may transcribe the wee ones story telling.
A panel of monsters, villains, witches, and the spirited sort will review each submission for originality, quality (grammar, sentence structure, and clarity), and fear factor (degree of haunting, suspense, and scariness.)
Stories must be submitted by email as a pdf document or a photo of written pages (okay for parents to help the young human here) by midnight Wednesday, October 25th 2023 to: email@example.com
Late submissions will be left to rot in the graveyard.
Winners will be announced at the Halloween Carnival on October 28th 2023.